Okuma Announces Siemens PLM Solutions Partner Joins Partners in THINC

Technology company to provide integrated CNC software solutions to machine tool users.

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. 

Siemens PLM Solutions Partner, VMH International, provides integrated software solutions from Siemens, VoluMill, and CGTech VERICUT. VMH evaluates organizations’ parts and processes to determine the best combination of design, manufacturing, tool path, and machine simulation software, and to develop a custom mentoring and training strategy.  This approach helps ensure that companies perform in the most efficient way possible to improve quality, reduce cycle time, and increase profitability. 

"VMH is excited to be a part of the Partners in THINC program," said Vern Heyer, CEO of VMH International. “We are committed to collaborating with Okuma and our fellow partners and leveraging our unique suite of software and services to help Okuma’s customers streamline and advance their manufacturing capabilities." 

As a member of Partners in THINC, Siemens PLM Solutions is working with Okuma and other Partners to provide practical solutions to manufacturers’ real-world concerns.  Their expertise lies in providing customized, industry-specific services, whether that is implementing the right CAD/CAM/PLM software suite, training customers’ teams to get them running efficiently, custom post-processor development, and anything in between. 

“The addition of Siemens PLM Solutions to Partners in THINC further expands the CAM capabilities inside our group. The Siemens NX CAM software is used by many industry segments (Aerospace/Medical/Agricultural-Construction/Automotive/Energy/Die-Mold/Fluid Power) thus its addition will help ensure that Okuma machines’ advanced capabilities and features can be fully utilized by global users of the NX software,” said Jeff Estes, Director of Partners in THINC. 

For more information on Siemens PLM Solutions Partner and other members of Partners in THINC, visit http://www.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc.   

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 Siemens

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Siemens PLM Solutions Partner, VMH International, is a value-added reseller of product lifecycle management software and services to companies nationwide. VMH acts as the bridge between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply base by offering seamless software solutions with Siemens PLM and complementary software systems. VMH also provides full implementation services, from installation to training, to assist its customers in reaching the full value of their PLM software purchase. For more information, visit https://www.vmhinternational.com/

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.