Innovative event concept to beat the challenges of coronavirus

Turbine Machining Days 2020: Okuma and Partners are presenting innovations for optimised precision machining processes

Krefeld (Germany), 4th August 2020. From 29–30 September 2020, Okuma Europe GmbH is opening the doors of its European headquarters in Krefeld, Germany, for the Turbine Machining Days 2020. In compliance with the hygiene measures required due to the coronavirus, visitors will see the latest process optimisation developments for turning and milling turbine parts, with particular emphasis on precision machining, presented as a 'tour of the stations'. The event will be run in cooperation with two partners whose solutions contribute to the effectiveness of the Okuma machines: Tool manufacturer EMUGE-FRANKEN and the software supplier OPEN MIND Technologies AG.

In a year where virtually all trade shows and events have been cancelled, Okuma is venturing to take the step of running a physical event: “Our customers really appreciate seeing the machines and being able to exchange views on the technology in person. They haven't been able to do this for a long time, which is why we are now offering them this opportunity. Of course, we are aware of our responsibilities and have developed a new concept that ensures the safety of both our guests and our employees”, says Norbert Teeuwen, Managing Director of Okuma Europe GmbH.

In line with social distancing and hygiene regulations, visitors will be divided into small groups and guided from station to station. Representatives from Okuma, EMUGE-FRANKEN, and OPEN MIND will be giving presentations there, combined with live demonstrations directly on Okuma machines. Between changing the groups, the individual stations will be carefully disinfected to create optimum conditions for all participants. There will also be culinary breaks – and, here too, the customers will be surprised with something special.

Technologies for the best surface quality
At three of the five stations, visitors will experience directly on Okuma machines how solutions from Okuma’s partners can accelerate precision machining processes and optimise the surface quality.

  • Using the Multus U4000 multitasking machine, two processes – conventional programming and innovative 5-axis tangential processing – will be compared using the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining finishing module performance package, combined with conical barrel cutters made by EMUGE-FRANKEN.
  • The focus of the MU-8000V is on reducing work steps and setup times. Complete machining of the component is demonstrated on a machine using a turbine disc as an example. Here, guests will witness the use of PAGODE milling cutters, 2.5D milling, 5-axis drilling, deburring and feature machining.
  • The GENOS M460-5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre and the hyperMILL® impeller blisk package are used to show how these complex components can be programmed quickly and easily

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