Okuma Video Shows the Benefits of 3D Manual Feed When Machining Negative Angles

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3D Manual Feed gives operators an easy approach to checking clearances inside the machining envelope.

Okuma America Corporation

A new video from Okuma America Corporation, a world leading builder of CNC machine tools, shows the advantages of 3D Manual Feed on the OSP-P300M control. This feature enables the same movement as Tool Center Point Control in manual operation when the 3D feed switch is active on the CNC control panel.

Operators can jog and pulse feed with the 3D Manual Feed function providing them with an easy approach to checking clearance issues between the workpiece, saddle and other components inside the machining envelope. This function is extremely beneficial when machining processes involve negative machining angles.

The video provides a visual demonstration of how the machine functions differently with, and without, the use of this feature. Without 3D Manual Feed, when the A- and C-axes move, the tool position remains stationary. When 3D Manual Feed is turned on, the tool moves its position when the table is manually jogged, and the positional relation between the tool and workpiece is maintained. In summary, this feature enables the same movement as Tool Center Point Control in manual operation when the 3D FEED switch is active.

This is the third in a series of videos that show how a CNC control can be used to innovate and drive business growth in machine shops. To view this video please visit http://bit.ly/2rkNq3h.

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, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/americas or follow us on https://www.facebook.com/OkumaAmericaCorporation or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

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