Comments From The Partners

Partner representatives share reasons why they’re involved in the Partners in THINC collaborative. (Sponsored content)


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"Partnering with other industry leaders through THINC makes perfect sense for LNS. The concept of a seamless, easy-to-use interface is an excellent example of channel partners cooperating to help machine tool and accessory end users compete more effectively in a challenging global economy."

Thomas H. Boehmer, CEO
LNS North America Business Unit


"Infinity Rebuild, Inc. became a Partner in THINC to help Okuma customers utilize their existing machine tools that have the latest generation of the THINC control. Infinity Rebuild has retrofitted a variety of Okuma machines, including LC & LH lathes, MA machining centers and MCV-A double-column machines. A new THINC control combined with a mechanical rebuild solves challenging production problems using proven technology."

Sid LaMonica, President
Infinity Rebuild Incorporated


"By participating in Partners in THINC, we continue to work with industry leaders, customers and channel Partners to optimize tooling performance. Together, we collaborate to find economic solutions in metal removal through innovation, technology and teamwork. It is our commitment to our industry and to our Partners to bring the most advanced products and processes to help them improve machining efficiency and increase their productivity."

Moni Landau, Chief Marketing Officer
Iscar Metals, Inc.


"Zoller has secured its international top-ranking position through innovation, technical evolution and high-quality products. THINC represents the type of innovation and quality with which we can proudly align ourselves. With THINC, our presetter and measuring machines can now interface directly with the Okuma control, increasing the efficiency of the entire manufacturing process."

Alexander Zoller, Vice President
Zoller Inc., Ann Arbor, MI


"We see Partners in THINC as unique in the industry. The focus is clearly placed on providing the best solutions to solve customer problems and to improve their competitiveness, rather than simply selling products. So why Partners in THINC? Because that’s what smart companies do."

Jerry Osborn, VP/GM Robot Automation
ABB Inc.


"At Sandvik Coromant, the development of high-performance solutions has been our primary focus and one of the keys to our success. The Partners in THINC initiative represents an innovative way to join resources with other industry leaders to provide customers with comprehensive solutions that we could not provide as a single source. We are very enthusiastic about working with Okuma, the Partners and customers."

John Israelsson, President
Sandvik Coromant, U.S.


"Hexagon Metrology is first and foremost in the business of providing metrology solutions for our customers. We have joined Partners in THINC with the goal of extending our deliverable—THINC allows us to leverage the synergies between our product lines. The result is a better overall solution that packs the wallop of two of the foremost providers of equipment and software in their respective fields. The customer wins."

Ken Woodbine, Vice President - Sales and Marketing
Wilcox Associates, Inc., A Hexagon Metrology Company


"The Partners in THINC program is a win-win-win situation for everyone involved. The THINC control gives customers the ability to closely integrate probing into the machining process by using Renishaw’s state-of-the-art process control and inspection software, Ballbar5 and laser calibration software—all resident on the THINC control."

Leo Somerville, President
Renishaw Inc.


"Partners in THINC gives Marposs and our customers the benefit of combined engineering resources to develop new and innovative solutions, using the latest technologies of all the Partners to provide efficient, powerful, turnkey systems. This allows Marposs to stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology developments in cooperation with the best suppliers in the industry."

Kurt Clancy, North American Sales Manager
Marposs Corporation

"ChipBLASTER became a partner in THINC because it represents the future of machine tool interaction. We expect that a $39 printer will plug into our PC and work, and we should expect no less from our CNC machines. THINC greatly enhances process control by allowing a program to specify parameters such as coolant pressure for each tool and coolant concentration without manual operator interaction. Automatically specifying variables in such a way results in a much more consistent process."

Greg Antoun, President

"FANUC Robotics thanks Okuma for using FANUC Robots in the Partners in THINC program. THINC is effective in streamlining communications between the robot, machine tools and other system peripherals."

Andy Denny, Vice President
FANUC Robotics America, Inc.