Okuma and Morris South Host Southern Tech Fest

Two-day event previews smart machining featuring CNC technology, tooling and workholding to maximize uptime and throughput.

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. 

This two-day event will feature smart machining technology and strategies. Attendees will learn how to maximize spindle uptime and throughput and see a variety of machines and cutting demonstrations. New CNC technology, tooling and workholding will be on display and smart machining strategies will be discussed. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from Okuma,Tsugami, and members of Partners in THINC and other suppliers. 

Live Cutting Demonstrations

  • Automation
  • Quick Change Tooling and Workholding
  • Offline Program Verification
  • Tool Setters 

Okuma Machines on Display

  • MB-5000H – horizontal machining center
  • MA-500HII  - horizontal machining center
  • MB-10000H – horizontal machining center
  • V100R – vertical machining center
  • GENOS M560-V  - vertical machining center
  • GENOS L250 – horizontal lathe (Show Special)
  • 2SP-150H – horizontal lathe 

This event includes a daily continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. After hours refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, June 24. The Richard Childress #3 Cheerios NASCAR show car will be on display. A special $500 Morris South voucher (one per company in attendance) applicable towards machine maintenance, repair, or engineering services will be given away. 

To register for the event and for more information visit www.morrissouth.com/techfest. 

About Okuma America Corporation

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, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability.  Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment.  For more information, visit www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica. 

About Partners in THINC

Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user.  For more information, visit www.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc. 

About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc.(www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns fourteen independently-operated business units located throughout the eastern half of the U.S.  It supplies CNC machine tools and related technology and services  to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment.  Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company, which has served the manufacturing industry since 1941.