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Okuma’s Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Showcase Events Highlight Emerging CNC Machining Technologies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 17 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, hosted more than 600 customers, partners and distributors at its Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Showcase events, December 8-10, 2015. The three-day event, held at Okuma America’s headquarters and Aerospace Center for Excellence, highlighted emerging CNC machining technologies with a special concentration on aerospace manufacturing. Attendees came from Canada, Mexico and from 28 states in the U.S. to learn about cryogenic machining, IIoT, additive manufacturing and many other leading-edge technologies.

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Hardinge Inc. Announces New Workholding Products

ELMIRA, NY November 23, 2015: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of a new Low-Profile 65mm Dead-Length FlexC™ Quick Change Collet Chuck.  This new collet chuck is available in four popular spindle sizes including A2-5”, A2-6”, A2-8” and 140MM and can be customized to fit any spindle.   

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Hexagon Metrology becomes Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. (November 18, 2015) In a move to reflect its growing expertise and solutions for integrated industrial manufacturing, global industry leader Hexagon Metrology has rebranded to become Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. The change also aligns the business more closely with Hexagon’s overall strategy to offer software-centric information technology solutions that improve quality and productivity across entire industry workflows.

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Hardinge Releases New Bridgeport VMC

ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of the all-new Bridgeport Conquest V480 APC E Series vertical machining center with Mitsubishi M70 CNC.  This new generation machine is a fully digital, high-quality machine tool, designed to achieve maximum capacity and performance in the Job Shop, OEM, Aerospace, Automotive, and Power Generation Industries and many other manufacturing sectors.    Manufactured to the highest industry standards, the Bridgeport Conquest V480 APC is packed with features to meet and exceed the requirements of the demanding metal-cutting market.  The Bridgeport CONQUEST V480 APC E Series manufactured from quality sourced gray cast iron to the highest standards and possesses a level of reliability unsurpassed in the industry. A fully digital machine with a rapid traverse rate of 1,417 IPM X, Y and Z and acceleration rates of X: 6m/sec², Y: 4.6 m/sec² ,Z: 3.75m/sec² providing a fast and accurate response to all your machining needs. This machine features a highly sophisticated yet user-friendly Mitsubishi M70 control with a 10.4” LCD.   

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Kellenberger VARIA – Swissness par excellence

Elmira, NY November 4, 2015; for 20 years now, the firm Kellenberger has been part of the Hardinge Grinding Group. From the very start, the VARIA universal cylindrical grinding machine model range has stood for the best in working and surface quality among Kellenberger’s range of products. More than 1000 machines are already in use around the world. The VARIA machine concept, constantly been updated with new developments and has always been a step ahead of the various technical standards. But now, with its larger work space, distinctly longer machine table, and the distance between centers of 63 inches (1600 mm), it is ready for even more comprehensive grinding possibilities. 

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Technical Equipment Signs Agreement to Distribute Hwacheon CNC Machines

Cincinnati, Ohio – November 12, 2015 - Technical Equipment announced today that it has finalized a distribution agreement with Hwacheon Machinery America to exclusively distribute and support the Hwacheon product line of CNC machine tools, effective immediately. 

 

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Tsugami/Rem Sales to Showcase LaserSwiss Machine at MD&M Florida

Windsor, CT- October 9, 2015 - Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami CNC machine tools, announced today that it will demonstrate the Tsugami S206 LaserSwiss at the MD&M show in Orlando, Florida November 18 – 19. This will be the machines’ first appearance in Florida.

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Tsugami/Rem Sales To Host Second Annual East Coast PMPA Mini Technical Conference

Windsor, CT- October 7, 2015 - Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami CNC machine tools, announced today that it will host the Precision Machined Products Association’s (PMPA) second annual East Coast Mini-Tech Conference at its Windsor, CT facility on November 17, 2015. 

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Technical Equipment to Demonstrate Newest Makino Wire EDM and Tsugami CNC Machines at Dayton AMTS

Cincinnati, Ohio - September 30, 2015 - Technical Equipment will showcase the latest Wire EDM and CNC machine tools from Makino and Tsugami at the 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS) in Dayton, Ohio October 21 -22.

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Okuma Unveils OSP Suite, the Newest Generation of Intelligent CNC Control Technology

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 23, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, introduces OSP Suite, an open architecture CNC control system that combines Intelligent Technologies with various software applications to improve cycle and lead times while simultaneously achieving optimum machine conditions. Built on the OSP-P300 Control platform, it seamlessly combines a visually pleasing and easy to use operating interface with customizable layouts, machine tool apps, widgets, shortcuts and touch screen technology to improve shop floor productivity. The fully integrated functioning of OSP Suite is made possible by Okuma’s use of the mechatronics approach, designing all control, motion and iron components to create a synergistic system that delivers greater reliability and enhanced performance.

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Okuma’s New Intelligent Technology ServoNavi® Shortens Cycle Times and Achieves Higher CNC Machining Accuracies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 16, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, introduces ServoNavi, a new Intelligent Technology that improves cycle times and accuracy when machining heavy parts. ServoNavi is the fifth option available in Okuma’s set of performance-enhancing “Intelligent Technologies” and is standard on most machining centers, lathes and multitasking machines equipped with the OSP-P300 control.

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Morris South announces partnership with the Southern Virginia Center of Manufacturing Excellence.

Morris South, a division of Morris Group, Inc., has formally partnered with The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME) located in South Boston, Virginia, to support the advancement of manufacturing in Virginia and surrounding states. The regional machine tool distributor is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It supplies new CNC machinery, tooling, accessories, automation, software plus other related technology and customer support services to users of metal cutting machinery from all sectors of manufacturing including the automotive, aerospace, energy, and medical industries in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle. 

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Morris Midwest to Exhibit CNC Machinery at Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will display and demonstrate CNC machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group in its 2400-square-foot anchor booth at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show (WMTS), October 6-8 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.  In addition to CNC machinery, the regional machine tool distributor supplies tooling, accessories, software and customer support services to manufacturers in Wisconsin and surrounding states.

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Morris South to Exhibit CNC Machinery at SOUTH-TEC

Morris South, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will display and demonstrate CNC machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group in its 1600-square-foot booth at SOUTH-TEC, October 27-29 at the Charlotte Convention Center.  In addition to CNC machinery, the regional machine tool distributor supplies tooling, accessories, software and customer support services to manufacturers in North Carolina, South Carolina and several other Southeast states.

 

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Okuma’s GPW/GAW High Speed Compact Grinding Machine Series Now Equipped with the Intelligent OSP-P300G Control

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 7, 2015) – Okuma’s GPW/GAW grinder series is now equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC control. Okuma’s open architecture OSP-P control runs on a Windows®-basedplatform and fully integrates the machine, motors, drives and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and true customization to suit particular machining needs. The Easy Operation control and touch screen increase efficiency by letting users easily and quickly toggle between machine operations, programming and wheel preparation screens.

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Hexagon Metrology Opens New Solution Centers in Milwaukee, WI and Wilmington, DE

North Kingstown, RI – July 30, 2015 – Hexagon Metrology today announced the opening of two new Hexagon Metrology Solution Centers in Milwaukee, WI and Wilmington, DE. Located in premier areas of the country for manufacturing and technology, the offices will include a training center and a technology showroom available for customer demonstrations, seminars, and more . Project managers, sales, service and application engineers will be locally based and dispatched from each center. "HxGN LIVE Local" Grand Opening events are planned for Fall 2015, and will feature ribbon cuttings and refreshments, customer forums, networking opportunities, product demonstrations and valuable one-on-one sessions with Hexagon Metrology experts.

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Tsugami/Rem Sales to Demo New Machine Tools at WESTEC 2015

Windsor, CT (July 15, 2015)  Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, announced today the details of its WESTEC 2015 display, which includes one machine that has never been displayed on the west coast and another that has never been seen in the United States.

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Okuma’s New Machine Selector Lets Users Conveniently Find Specific CNC Machine Tools Based on Selected Parameters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 09, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, today announced the launch of their web-based machine selector tool http://www.okuma.com/machine-selector.  

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Tsugami/Rem Sales Consigns First 7-Axis Swiss Turn Machine to CCAT

Windsor, CT (June 3, 2015) Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, announced today the consignment delivery of a Tsugami SS327-5AX high performance CNC precision lathe to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) in East Hartford, Connecticut.

 

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Okuma and Morris South Host Southern Tech Fest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 12, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, and Morris South, a leading machine tool solutions distributor in North America, partner to host Southern Tech Fest, Wednesday, June 24 – Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., at Morris South’s Tech Center and Okuma’s Partners in THINC facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Okuma Makes Its Debut at the Paris Air Show, Presenting Intelligent, Comprehensive CNC Machine Tool Solutions for the Aerospace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 20, 2015) – Okuma  Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing will make its first appearance at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 15-21, 2015,  at Hall 1 G294. Representatives from Okuma Europe and Okuma America Corporation, as well as representatives from Okuma’s distributors, will be on hand to discuss CNC machine tools, including intelligent, multitasking machines and comprehensive, intelligent tooling solutions for the aerospace industry.

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New HJ-400 Horizontal CNC Lathe Offers Affordability and Flexibility to Handle a Wide Range of Workpieces

Charlotte, N.C. (April 22, 2015) – Okuma introduces its new HJ-400 horizontal CNC lathe. This machine offers many of the advantages of the company’s GENOS lathe series with a FANUC control, providing an affordable, entry-level lathe with exceptional flexibility. This machine tool can be equipped with an extended bed to accommodate a variety of workpieces for maximum flexibility and throughput. 

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The Robert E. Morris Company to Host a Two-Day Technology Show and Open House

The Robert E. Morris Company, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will display and demonstrate the latest CNC machinery from leading machine tool builders at its 910 Day Hill Road, Windsor, Connecticut headquarters on June 10-11, 2015.  Machines on display will include more than 20 models from Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, GROB, Chevalier and Trumpf TRUMARK Laser Marking Systems.  Product specialists from nearly two dozen suppliers of tooling, accessories, software, and related technology will exhibit productivity enhancing products and services, integrated with live cutting demonstrations on the displayed machinery

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Okuma Announces Siemens PLM Solutions Partner Joins Partners in THINC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 8, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, is pleased to announce that Siemens PLM Solutions Partner, a leading manufacturer of integrated CNC software solutions, has joined Partners in THINC.  Members of Partners in THINC provide superior technologies that are integrated with Okuma’s CNC machines and controls to deliver advanced manufacturing system solutions.

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Tsugami/Rem Sales Launches Distribution in Mexico

Windsor, CT (March 24, 2015) Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools, announced today the addition of its first Tsugami distributor in Mexico, Protecnic de México, S.A de C.V., effective immediately. The company is the exclusive distributor throughout Mexico for Tsugami/Rem Sales customers.

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New MU-6300V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center Delivers High Accuracy and High Productivity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 4, 2015) – Okuma’s new MU-6300V vertical machining center is excellent for 5-axis multi-sided machining and well suited for the aerospace and die/mold industries. 

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HFO Midwest to Host Springboro, OH Grand Opening

HFO Midwest, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will host a Grand Opening at its new Springboro, OH facility at 95 Commercial Way on April 15 and 16. The distributor of American-made Haas Automation machine tools will showcase live cutting demos on an exciting lineup of machine tools, including the EC-1600YZT Horizontal Machining Center. The EC-1600YZT demo will focus on 5-axis aerospace machining. Other machine tools on display include the Haas ST-35Y, ST-10Y and ST-20SSY CNC Lathes with Y-axis, DT-1 CNC Drill & Tap Center with Midaco pallet changer, VF-4SS CNC Super-Speed Vertical Machining Center, and the all new TL-2 Toolroom Lathe.

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New HJ-250E Horizontal CNC Lathe Offers Affordability Plus Flexibility

Charlotte, N.C. (February 25, 2015) – Okuma introduces its new HJ-250E horizontal CNC lathe. This machine offers many of the advantages of the company’s GENOS lathe series with a FANUC control, providing an affordable, entry-level lathe with exceptional flexibility. 

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Morris Midwest to hold Open House and Precision Machinery Show for area manufacturers at Roselle, Illinois location March 17-18.

Windsor, Conn. (January 20, 2015) Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group, Inc., will hold Morris Madness, its fourth annual open house and technology show, on March 17-18 in Roselle, Illinois. Technology from Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge Group and numerous tooling and accessories suppliers will be displayed.

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Students Spend a Day at Okuma America Corporation Learning About CNC Technology and Manufacturing Career Opportunities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 05, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, hosted “A Day at Okuma America Corporation” for area high school students at its Partners in THINC technology center on December 16, 2014 in Charlotte N.C. This special event gave students the opportunity to learn more about CNC machining and technology and to speak with Okuma sales and technical professionals in the CNC manufacturing industry. 

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