Okuma Introduces Turn-Cut Function – Enables Turning on a Horizontal Machining Center, Eliminating the Need for Secondary Machinery

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Available on Okuma’s MA and MB series of horizontal machining centers, Turn-Cut simplifies fixturing and reduces set up time, enhancing efficiency and productivity.

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Turn-Cut is a programming option available on Okuma horizontal machining centers that allows the machine to create bores and diameters that include circular and/or angular features.

Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, introduces its Turn-Cut function, which allows for processing work on horizontal machining centers without the need to use secondary machinery for a turning application. Turn-Cut is available as an option on Okuma’s MA and MB series of horizontal machining centers and, in some cases, can also be retrofitted to an existing Okuma machining center.

Turn-Cut is a programming option available on Okuma horizontal machining centers that allows the machine to create bores and diameters that include circular and/or angular features. This enables users to turn features on large, unbalanced parts on the same platform where standard CNC machining functions are performed, eliminating the need to purchase special-purpose machines, tooling, fixtures or add-on components. Adding the Turn-Cut functionality to a machining center does not interfere with performance or longevity of the machine, and often enhances performance with the addition of abso-scales and in some cases, Super-NURBS.

Cutting is performed on a horizontal machining center with the Turn-Cut function by synchronizing the circular motion of the feed axis with the spindle’s turning angle (tool tip position control). The surfaces created by Turn-Cut can be either on the outside or inside diameter of the machined part.

Benefits of Turn-Cut include:

  • Provides process optimization without the need for specialized tooling, fixturing, or attachments
  • Simplifies fixturing and reduces set up time
  • Eliminates the need for expensive index chucks for manufacturing small valves or Ts
  • Eliminates the need for complex heads or specialized tooling to control the tool path

For more information on the Turn-Cut function, or to request a live demonstration, visit http://www.okuma.com/turn-cut/. A more detailed review of functionality is provided in the Turn-cut white paper.

About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC®, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OkumaAmericaCorporation or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

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