Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, hosted several hundred machine tool users from more than 250 companies at their 2017 Winter Showcase, December 5-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. To view event highlights, CLICK HERE.

Participants viewed cutting demonstrations on 26 machines and custom demos that featured complete manufacturing solutions from Partners in THINC members – all contributing to increased efficiency and productivity. They also toured Okuma headquarters to see the Aerospace Center for Excellence, spindle exchange and board repair.

Winter Showcase Highlights:


Okuma’s New Additive Technology: The debut of the MU-8000V LASER EX super multitasking machine, featuring state-of-the-art laser technology that combines subtractive and additive manufacturing.

GENOS M460V-5AX: The debut of the new affordable excellence 5-axis VMC.

Complete Manufacturing Solutions: Partners in THINC custom demos featuring cost reduction for part production, data analysis, collaborative robotics, OSP control functionality, and the power of Okuma’s horizontal machining centres. The demos showed how shops can take advantage of the endless manufacturing possibilities enabled by Okuma machine tool technologies.

Our own Justin Hodge, Applications Engineer, attended this event along with Okuma Australia customers and they were suitably impressed with what they saw.

Justin Hodge, Applications Engineer, Okuma Australia said, “I was privileged to attend the Okuma America Winter Showcase.”

“With over 25 machines on display and Okuma Applications staff manning all the machines, visitors were able to ask the experts all their questions.  The Genos 5-axis machining titanium manifold block, the MU8000 laser deposition machine and the MU4000 were all particular highlights for me.”

“This opportunity proved to be a great experience I will never forget!”