Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, is pleased to announce that 5ME, a leader in innovative technologies, products, and value added services solely focused on increasing manufacturing efficiency, has joined Partners in THINC.  

5ME, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and complemented by a Technology Center in Warren, MI, provides technologies, products, and value added services that are brand agnostic, allowing solutions to be applied to all types of machinery and manufacturing systems. 5ME addresses five critical components – the five “M’s” of Man, Material, Machines, Methods and Metrics – to improve a manufacturing enterprise’s efficiency (the “E”). 5ME solutions are used by a variety of Okuma customers across multiple industries.

Benefits of 5ME solutions include:

  • Cryogenic Machining - game changing metal-cutting technology that increases throughput, part quality, tool life, and profitability while reducing energy consumption. Environmentally friendly, it also facilitates a safer work environment for plant floor personnel.
  • Manufacturing Solutions – comprehensive portfolio of manufacturing consumables such as tooling, tool holders, and coolants, as well as process technology solutions ranging from process optimization, work-holding / fixture design, clamping and automation, and turnkey systems
  • Manufacturing Software - suite of software focused on manufacturing efficiency that integrates seamlessly into production and business systems to provide full transparency into manufacturing processes such as asset utilization, performance, quality, “OEE”, in addition to machine health, process health, and energy consumption

“Partners in THINC newest member, 5ME, has proven expertise and dedication to helping manufacturers obtain the highest level of profitability possible through a suite of solutions for the entire manufacturing enterprise. We’re excited about our partnership and look forward to working with 5ME.” says Jeff Estes, Director of Partners in THINC.

For more information on 5ME and other members of Partners in THINC, visit http://www.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc.  

About Okuma America Corporation:

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability.  Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC®, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment.  For more information, visit www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

About Partners in THINC:

Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user.  For more information, visit www.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc.

About 5ME:

5ME brings a proven suite of capabilities to industry, solely focused on increasing customers’ manufacturing efficiency as a means of building profitable, competitive and sustainable businesses. 5ME addresses five critical components – the five “M’s” of Man, Material, Machines, Methods and Metrics – to improve a manufacturing enterprise’s efficiency (the “E”). 5ME services and products are brand agnostic, allowing solutions to be applied to all types of machinery and manufacturing systems. 5ME solutions include cryogenic Machining, manufacturing solutions and manufacturing software. For more information about 5ME, visit their website at www.5ME.com

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