The MU-V LASER EX and MULTUS U LASER EX, machines in Okuma’s LASER EX Series of multitasking machines that combine laser machining technology, received one of the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s (Business & Technology Daily News) 2016 Best 10 New Product Awards. Best 10 New Product Awards are given to selected products for their contributions to the development of manufacturing and the strengthening of Japan’s international competitiveness. Winners are chosen from among all products developed and in practical use in a given year. This is the 13th time Okuma has received a Best 10 New Product Award in the years from 2003 to 2016.

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The LASER EX multitasking machines go beyond the traditional concept of a multitasking machine that performs cutting operations. These machines can perform metal additive manufacturing (3D printing), hardening and coating in addition to cutting and grinding without remounting the workpiece.

Machining efficiency can be freely controlled by steplessly changing the laser spot diameter from ø0.4 to 8.5 mm, achieving the highest performance in response to machining statuses. High-definition, thin multilayer applications of 1 mm or less, considered difficult with laser metal deposition (LMD), is also possible. The improvement in additive manufacturing efficiency is 60–80%, among the highest in the world. Precision hardening with little distortion and no hardening inconsistency and surface coating of dissimilar metals are also possible.

The LASER EX Series goes beyond the framework of traditional cutting machines and will serve core roles in next-generation smart factories.

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Okuma Awards & News

Okuma's MU-V and MULTUS U LASER EX Machines Win 59th (2016) Best 10 New Product Awards

Products

02 Jan 2017

The MU-V LASER EX and MULTUS U LASER EX, machines in Okuma’s LASER EX Series of multitasking machines that combine laser machining technology, received one of the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s (Business & Technology Daily News) 2016 Best 10 New Product Awards. Best 10 New Product Awards are given to se ...

ECO suite wins 2016 METI Minister's Award

Products

08 Dec 2017

Okuma's ECO suite, a power control system for machine tools that helps to achieve stable accuracy, won the METI Minister’s Award at the 2016 (37th) Energy-Efficient Machinery Awards sponsored by the Japan Machinery Federation. The Energy-Efficient Machinery Awards are given to individuals, companie ...

5-Axis Auto Tuning System wins MM Award at EMO 2013

Technology

08 Dec 2017

The 5-Axis Auto Tuning System, an Okuma Intelligent Technology, has won an MM Award for the software category at EMO 2013.The MM Awards are given by Maschinen Markt (MM), a highly-respected industry magazine centered in Germany, to outstanding and innovative products and new technologies in each fie ...

An Okuma metalworking machine assembly technician is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2013 Contemporary Master Craftsman awards

Person

08 Dec 2017

Okuma’s Shuji Ogawa was selected in the General Machinery and Equipment Assembly and Repair Section (Metalworking Machine Assembly) of the 2013 Contemporary Master Craftsman awards. The Contemporary Master Craftsman system, under the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, is intended to honor techni ...

MU-10000H 5-Axis Horizontal Machining Center Wins at Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s 43rd Machine Design Awards29 July 2013

Products

08 Dec 2017

Okuma’s UNIVERSAL CENTER MU-10000H 5-axis horizontal machining center has won the Jury’s Special Award at the 43rd Machine Design Awards, sponsored by the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News.Award-winning productUNIVERSAL CENTER MU-10000H 5-axis horizontal machining centerThe MU-10000H ...

MULTUS U Series of Intelligent Multitasking Machines honored in 56th (2013) Best 10 New Product Awards

Products

08 Dec 2017

Okuma’s MULTUS U Series of intelligent multitasking machines received the Monozukuri Prize at the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s (Business & Technology Daily News) 2013 Best 10 New Product Awards. Best 10 New Product Awards are given to selected products for their contributions to the development of man ...

An Okuma CNC machine tool machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2012 Contemporary Master Craftsman awards.

Person

08 Dec 2017

Okuma’s Isao Oyabu was selected in the Metalworking Section (CNC Machine Tools) of the 2012 Contemporary Master Craftsman awards. The Contemporary Master Craftsman system, under the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, is intended to honor technicians with outstanding skills who are re ...

MULTUS B300II Intelligent Multitasking Machine Wins Excellence Award/Minister of Economy, Trade and lndustry Award at Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun's 42nd Machine Design Awards

Products

08 Dec 2017

Okuma's MULTUS B300II intelligent multitasking machine has won the Excellence Award/Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 42nd Machine Design Awards, sponsored by the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News.Award-winning productsMULTUS B300II Intelligent Multitasking Machine ...

UNIVERSAL CENTER MU-6300V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center honored in 55th (2012) Best 10 New Product Awards

Products

08 Dec 2017

Okuma’s UNIVERSAL CENTER MU-6300V 5-axis vertical machining center received one of the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s (Business & Technology Daily News) 2012 Best 10 New Product Awards. Best 10 New Product Awards are given to selected products for their contributions to the development of manufacturing ...