Okuma has recently opened a third technology centre for aerospace clients. Following the successful opening of their European and U.S. locations in Paris and Charlotte, North Carolina, the CNC-provider’s latest Aerospace Centre of Excellence in Aichi makes equipment, parts and engineering services available to the Japanese market. Okuma therefore consolidates its status as a reliable partner for aerospace manufacturers around the globe.     

Given the complexity of aerospace parts, new production solutions and technologies for demanding applications and difficult-to-cut materials, such as titanium and Inconel, need to continually be identified and developed. Okuma’s Aerospace Centres of Excellence provide manufacturers with a testing and proving ground for advanced CNC machining technology to enhance productivity and to continually meet the demands of all tiers of aerospace manufacturing.

At Okuma’s Aerospace Centres of Excellence, joint research efforts from academia, industry and government meet practical application. On-site, manufacturers can experience the latest in 5-axis machining, innovative tools, new processes and Okuma’s performance-enhancing Intelligent Technology. Best practices provide manufacturers with expertise based on the experience of renowned aerospace clients from all over the world. Given Okuma’s close collaboration with CAM providers, tool and fixture manufacturers as well as manufacturers of automation equipment, on-site engineering experts offer extensive resources for optimising each aspect of the manufacturing process.

All three Aerospace Centres of Excellence are closely linked, so that advances at one facility are shared with the other two. No matter the location, manufacturers therefore benefit from the combined know-how and global resources of Okuma’s Aerospace experts. The facilities’ global connectivity also enables test-cuts requested by a client in Japan to be performed at Okuma’s European or U.S. centres and vice versa.