Parlec Joins Partners in THINC

The tooling manufacturer will provide tooling and presetting products that integrate with Okuma CNC machine tools and controls to deliver manufacturing system solutions.

Okuma America Corporation (Charlotte, NC), a world leader in CNC machine tools, is pleased to announce that Parlec, Inc. (Fairport, NY), a leading manufacturer of tooling and presetting solutions, has joined Partners in THINC. Members of Partners in THINC provide best-in-class technologies that are integrated with Okuma’s CNC machines and controls to deliver manufacturing system solutions.

Parlec offers more than 60 years of experience in CNC tooling innovation. Products include solutions for high performance toolholding, modular production boring, tapping, and tool measuring and inspection. Parlec’s portfolio comprises more than 8,000 individual products with 98 percent being manufactured in the USA at its Fairport, NY world headquarters.

Parlec has more than 30 patented processes and technologies and offers unmatched levels of technology, quality and support on a global basis with sales, engineering, and service throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

As one of America’s leading manufacturers of CNC accessory products, Parlec is focused on being a total machining solution. As a member of Partners in THINC, Parlec is committed to a collaborative alliance of technological innovations, engineering support, and product value; assuring that the manufacturing process is efficient, cost-effective and delivers the highest quality product.

“Partners in THINC are very happy to partner with Parlec, a world leader in tool presetters. They also provide a line of live tooling. Many customers are already using Parlec’s presetters with Okuma’s Interface to communicate tooling data directly into Okuma’s OSP controls. Our Partnership will allow for closer collaboration as new technologies and communication sources avail themselves,” says Jeff Estes, the director of Partners in THINC.