Partners in THINC Welcomes “THINC Developers Group” as a New Partner

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The THINC Developers Group has joined Partners in THINC and now offers free application downloads for custom-developed THINC applications to help improve the productivity of Okuma CNC machines.

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THINC Developers Group App Screen

As experts in THINC related technologies, we aid in the continuous improvement of THINC®-OSP technologies and develop applications to help manufacturers improve productivity through the use of the THINC control.

Okuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that the “THINC Developers Group,” a provider of developer and end-user feedback to Okuma to aid in the continuous improvement of THINC technologies, has joined Partners in THINC.

The THINC Developers Group is a think tank focused on de facto computer architectures in the machine tool environment. The group provides a community for generating ideas, collaboration, promotion, and support of THINC related technologies for its members. “As experts in THINC related technologies, we aid in the continuous improvement of THINC®-OSP technologies and develop applications to help manufacturers improve productivity through the use of the THINC control”, states group vice president, Rob Caron. The organization meets face-to-face at least three times a year and holds interim online meetings throughout the year.

The group currently has two applications that are available for free download from the Okuma website http://www.okuma.com/thinc/thinc-apps/.

  •     USB Barcode Select Program –scan a barcode and have the associated part program automatically downloaded, p-selected into the control ready-to-run
  •     Variable Picture Application – automatically display a picture (.jpg) on the control screen by setting a variable in the part program, providing helpful images while the part program is running

Other applications are currently in development and will be available as completed.

The THINC Developers Group is open to active developers of THINC technologies on an invitation-only basis. The group facilitates THINC user education through web-based events and user conferences which are open to all interested parties. To find out more or to potentially join the group, email to thincdg(at)gmail(dot)com.

About Okuma America Corporation:
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. Known for its technology leadership and world-class manufacturing, product quality and dedication to customer service, Okuma strives to be the machine tool solution provider to manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com

About Partners in THINC:
Partners in THINC is a unique facility and concept offering integrated solutions and a one-stop-shop designed to streamline current manufacturing processes, improve capabilities, or for exploring advanced manufacturing options. Each member of Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user. For more information, visit http://www.partnersinthinc.com.

About the "THINC Developers Group”:
The THINC Developers Group was formed in July 2008 by a small group of THINC developers. The group has grown into an active working group comprised of representatives from customers, distributors, and partners, who with Okuma are focused on applying THINC’s open architecture in the manufacturing environment. For more information please email thincdg(at)gmail(dot)com.

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