Partners in THINC Welcomes New Partner

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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,” according to 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 at 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.

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 e-mail thincdg@gmail.com.

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-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 www.okuma.com.

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 brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user. For more information visit www.partnersinthinc.com.