zCAT DCC CMM at Okuma's "Winter Showcase"
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Okuma for their “Winter Showcase”, which will take place on December 5 & 6, 2017 at Partners in THINC and Okuma America headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. You’ll see the latest CNC technology, machine tools, and cutting demonstrations from Okuma. You’ll also learn how to apply innovative manufacturing technologies to raise your efficiencies and maximize your company’s profitability.
Our zCAT, the world’s first truly portable DCC Coordinate Measuring Machine is also showcased during the event and will be set up along with Caron Engineering and their Autocomp software.
During the “Winter Showcase” qualified engineers will be manufacturing a part on one of the many Okuma machining centers at this facility. When the part is finished the operator will place the part in location to be measured by the zCAT. The zCAT system will then directly feed the results of the measurements via Bluetooth back to the machine tools controller and the Autocomp software which will be monitoring all of the key measurements needed. The software will be able to automatically change any tooling offsets and even warn the operator if any tooling changes may be pending or needed. All of this will be done based on the measurement results that the zCAT system feeds directly back to the machine tool.