5ME Joins Partners in THINC

5ME provides solutions in cryogenic machining, tooling and process optimization, and manufacturing software.

Okuma America Corporation (Charlotte, NC), a world leader in CNC machine tools, is pleased to announce that 5ME (Cincinnati, OH), a leader in innovative technologies, products, and value added services solely focused on increasing manufacturing efficiency, has joined Partners in THINC, a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers.

5ME, headquartered in Cincinnati 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 and 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, the director of Partners in THINC.

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.



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