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Okuma Announces New Member of Partners in THINC

Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, is pleased to announce that Haimer, a leading provider of cutting-edge toolholding technology, has joined Partners in THINC.

Haimer, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a leading toolholder manufacuturer whose product lines include set-screw end-mill holders, face-mill arbors and ER collet chucks, as well as high precision collet and shrink fit chucks. Haimer’s product line includes the most extensive taper and size offerings of any HSK, BT, SK, CAT, Capto or KM4X tapers available, including inch and metric sizes.

Benefits of Haimer’s toolholders include:

  • Increased cutting volume
  • Shorter machining times
  • Higher RPM’s
  • Increased tool life
  • Better surface quality
  • High accuracy

“We’re pleased to announce Haimer as our newest member of Partners in THINC. Their dedication to helping end-users maximize their machine’s efficiency makes them the perfect addition.” said Jeff Estes, Director of Partners in THINC.

For more information on Haimer and our other members of Partners in THINC, visit

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 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

About Haimer:

Since 1977, Haimer has evolved into a first class, medium sized family run tool holder manufacturer located near Munich, Germany. From the basics of set-screw end-mill holders, face-mill arbors, and ER collet chucks, all the way up to high precision collet and shrink fit chucks, Haimer has the tools necessary to satisfy and exceed your machining center needs. Our product line includes the most extensive taper and size offerings of any CAT, HSK, BT, SK, Capto or KM4X tapers available, including inch and metric sizes. In 2002 Haimer USA officially opened their doors to better serve the North American market from our office in Chicago.

In addition to tool holders, Haimer manufacturers balancing machines, shrink-fit machines, and 3 dimensional edge finders - all items geared towards maximizing your machining center efficiency. Not only will the quality increase but the cutting tool life and machine tool spindle life will also increase.

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