Okuma America Corporation

11900 Westhall Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278 US

A Message from Okuma America Corporation

Company Profile

Okuma America Corporation is the US based affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in the development of computer numeric controls (CNC) and machining technology, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan.

Okuma Machining Centers and Lathes

Okuma horizontal machining centers are engineered to deliver the exact power and precision required to meet any requirement.

Okuma Machining Centers and Lathes

Okuma's broad range of lathes offers a variety of bore sizes, bed lengths and optional features, nearly 500 combinations in all - including live tooling and sub-spindles.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

fanuc robot jimtof 2018

Three Expectations for Robotic Automation
Shops take some modern robot capabilities as given, but a recent trade show in Japan demonstrated ways those capabilities continue to improve.

custom tool cnc machine shop

The Unattended Effects of CNC Machine Shop Automation
Automated machining and data collection have helped Custom Tool to not only grow its business through more lights-out production, but also to establish a continuous-improvement mindset that has enabled it to become more efficient in numerous areas.

inconel blades built onto a steel hub via additive manufacturing by okuman

New Okuma Hybrid Brings New Possibilities in Additive, Five-Axis and New Materials
The machine stands as an example of process automation within a booth showing other automation examples such as adjacent machine tools performing trunnion-to-trunnion handoff.

A part on a Nikken rotary table in a VMC

Shop Works to get the Most Out of Its Five-Axis Capabilities
Vertical machining centers with rotary tables helped this Indiana job shop set itself apart, but specific machine features and additional equipment have helped it use them more efficiently to grow its business.

Modern Machine Shop Top Shops award winners for 2018

Top Shops Winners Talk Technology, Tactics
Successful machining businesses implement effective processes and strategies both on the shop floor and in the front office. Recent chats with representatives from this year’s award-winning Top Shops shed light on some approaches they have leveraged to their advantage.

part built through collaboration between Open Mind and Okuma

Open Mind Joins Partners in THINC
Okuma and Open Mind have collaborated on four- and five-axis projects for various Okuma machines.

Okuma MUS600V

MU-S600V Connects Machines and Enables Built-In Robotics
From the IMTS Technology e-Newsletter (Sponsored)

Okuma will display its MU-8000V Laser Ex series of multi-tasking machines at IMTS 2018.

Machining Center Combines 5 Axis Milling with Laser AM
IMTS 2018: Okuma America Corp.’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combines five-axis machining with a Trumpf laser.

2018 ntma japan tour

NTMA Members Spotlight Shop Additions
While traveling with some members of the National Tooling and Machining Association, a few highlighted recent improvement efforts from which their operations have benefited a good deal.

Okuma LU7000EX CNC lathe

CNC Lathe Line Features Range of Spindle Motors
IMTS 2018: Okuma America’s LU7000 EX two-saddle CNC lathe has a wide range of spindle motor specifications for manufacturing large parts.

okuma dream site facility

Machining Technology Trip to Japan
A recent trip with NTMA members to Okuma and Big Daishowa manufacturing facilities provided the opportunity to learn about their in-house production capabilities and new machining technology offerings.

Okuma Multus U5000 CNC Lathe

Two-Saddle Turning Center for Large Energy, Aerospace Parts
IMTS 2018: Okuma America’s Multus U5000 two-saddle CNC lathe handles large parts for the energy and aerospace industries

Smart MFG Experience main stage.

Using Data to Do Better in Manufacturing
Although the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018 event in Boston may not have provided a simple, clear definition of “smart manufacturing,” it did provide a broad experience of what smart manufacturing can be like.

machining centers

May 2018 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers, some with dual spindles. 

Okuma MU-5000V five-axis vertical machining center

VMC Enables Precise Five-Axis Machining
Okuma’s MU-5000V vertical machining center is suited for five-axis, multi-sided machining. 

comp cams ls camshafts

Evolution of Performance Camshaft Grinding, Finishing
Comp Cams has made numerous improvements to its CNC camshaft grinding process. The company has also implemented what it calls its “Micro Surface Enhancement” finishing technology, which works in tandem with its enhanced grinding process to further improve camshaft longevity and durability.

Additive manufacturing products

February 2018 Product Spotlight: Additive Manufacturing
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on various additive manufacturing machines, software and equipment.

Okuma America five-axis Genos M460V-5AX VMC

Five-Axis VMC Increases Accuracy by Reducing Vibration
Okuma America has released the five-axis Genos M460V-5AX vertical machining center with rigid, cast iron, double-column construction and a high-speed spindle.

Okuma MU-8000 Laser EX

Hybrid Machine Combines Laser AM with Subtractive Processes
The hybrid multitasking machine tool combines traditional CNC machining with laser metal deposition capabilities. 

this part is machined from solid, but it used to be a cast part

What Does It Take to Succeed at Machining Hogouts?
Beyond the machining capacity, other important factors relate to the people and the understanding of the process.

Product Categories of Okuma America Corporation

Additive Manufacturing Machines for Metal Parts
Additive Manufacturing Machines—Directed Energy Depostion
Automated Pallet Systems
Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
Grinding Machines, Cylindrical OD
Grinding Machines, Internal Cylindrical
Grinding Machines, Universal (ID/OD)
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Hybrid Additive-Manufacturing Machines
Lathes, Cut-Off
Lathes, Manual
Machining Cells & FMS
Maintenance & Repair
Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
Milling Machines, Universal
Software, CAD/CAM
Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
Software, Machinability Databases
Software, NC Program Optimization
Software, NC Verification
Software, Other Manufacturing
Threading & Cut-Off Machines, Pipe & Bar
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Inverted Vertical, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis