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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Awards & News

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept,

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept, "intelligent machine tool technology to achieve autonomous, high accuracy machining even in changing temperatures," receives the Award for Excellenc

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

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

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

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

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

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

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards