August 26, 2010
Camarillo, CA – August 26, 2010 — Okuma America, in cooperation with the TRUEMill Division of Surfware Inc, will be demonstrating unprecedented material removal rates machining titanium on the Millac-44H at the Okuma America booth #S-8500 at IMTS, 2010.
The LIVE machining sessions at the show will be demonstrating that the OKUMA Millac 44H, in cooperation with the patented TRUEMill Milling technology will dramatically increase material removal rates, decrease cycle times, while at the same time extending cutting tool life, in machining even the toughest materials like titanium. The new compact, high speed, OKUMA Millac-44H, at 11 hp, will be machining 6AL4V titanium at a rate of 180ipm with a ½" dia. endmill at a 1" depth of cut, achieving peak material removal rates of 6.03 in3/min.
These live demonstrations at IMTS will also prove that the Millac 44H's small machine footprint makes it a suitable addition to even small shops that need high performance capabilities in addition to the larger manufacturing facilities machining components for the aerospace and medical industries. The combination of these two complementary technologies will provide machine shops with not only increased speed and material removal rates, but also unsurpassed control and quality.
According to Rod Tojdowski, Engineering Manager for Okuma America, "The Millac-44H OKUMA is available with both the Okuma OSP/THINC and Fanuc Controls. The 20 hp, 12,000 rpm utilizes the CAT "Big Plus" Spindle which provides the flexibility of feeds and speeds needed to cut work-pieces of steel, aluminum, stainless steel, high-temperature alloys and exotic materials such as titanium and hastelloy. Machine performance is essential today, with the Millac-44H you will also be able to monitor and improve your machines utilization, make a plan - monitor the plan, evaluate and analyze the results."
For additional information, visit www.okuma.com/home.html or visit the Okuma online IMTS showroom.
About Surfware, Inc.
Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning TRUEMill technology, provides world class solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Surfware, Inc. is dedicated to continuous innovation and development of new technologies that increase customers' machining productivity and profitability. Surfware's goals are to provide top-quality technology, customer service and world class solutions that allow its customers to gain a competitive edge in a changing global marketplace.
About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the US 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.