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Okuma to host Turbine Machining Days 2020

Okuma and Partners are presenting innovations for optimised precision machining processes

Posted on 11 Aug 2020 and read 401 times
Okuma to host Turbine Machining Days 2020Okuma Europe GmbHOkuma Europe GmbH has announced that it is opening the doors of its European headquarters in Krefeld, Germany, to host its Turbine Machining Days 2020.

In compliance with the coronavirus hygiene measures, visitors will see the latest process optimisation developments for turning and milling turbine parts, with particular emphasis on precision machining, presented as a 'tour of the stations'. The event will be run in collaboration with two of its partners whose solutions contribute to the effectiveness of the Okuma machines: Tool manufacturer Emuge-Franken and the software supplier Open Mind Technologies AG.

Norbert Teeuwen, managing director of Okuma Europe GmbH, said: “Our customers really appreciate seeing the machines and being able to exchange views on the technology in person.

“They haven't been able to do this for a long time, which is why we are now offering them this opportunity. Of course, we are aware of our responsibilities and have developed a new concept that ensures the safety of both our guests and our employees.”

In line with social distancing and hygiene regulations, visitors will be divided into small groups and guided from station to station. Representatives from Okuma, Emuge-Franken and Open Mind will be giving presentations there, combined with live demonstrations directly on Okuma machines.

Between changing the groups, the individual stations will be carefully disinfected to create optimum conditions for all participants. There will also be refreshment breaks provided.

At three of the five stations, visitors will see how how solutions from Okuma’s partners can accelerate precision machining processes and optimise the surface quality.

Demonstrated on a Multus U4000 multi-tasking machine, two processes – conventional programming and innovative five-axis tangential processing – will be compared using the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining finishing module performance package, combined with conical barrel cutters made by Emuge-Franken.

Meanwile, the focus of the MU-8000V is on reducing work steps and set-up times. Complete machining of the component is demonstrated on a machine using a turbine disc as an example. Here, guests will witness the use of Pagode milling cutters, 2.5deg milling, five-axis drilling, deburring and feature machining.

The Genos M460-5AX five-axis vertical machining centre and the HyperMILL impeller blisk package are used to show how these complex components can be programmed quickly and easily.

Further information on the event and how to register for it can be found at: promo.okuma.eu/turbine-machining-days

Okuma Europe GmbH is the Germany-based sales and service affiliation of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. Okuma is the industry’s only single-source provider, manufacturing the CNC machine, drive, motor, encoder, spindle and CNC control.

Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localised service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximising profitability.

Along with its industry-leading distribution network, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in todays demanding manufacturing environment.