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Okuma Technology Institute

at the Earl W. Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized leader in professional and career-oriented education. The RIT community, which comprises more than 15,000 students in eight colleges on its Rochester, NY, campus, engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences, preparing them for successful careers in a global society. Internal and external partners expand students' experiential learning. The Earl W. Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory at RIT exists to further the advancement of the manufacturing industry through applied research, education and industrial outreach.

A Unified Vision

Okuma has solidified its reputation in the manufacturing world for more than a century by providing the most accurate and reliable machine tools in the industry. The company achieves this by engineering, designing and developing all key areas of the machine tool, including the drives, motors, spindle and control. By matching and controlling every aspect of the machine, Okuma is able to deliver more power, more stability, more accuracy and more productivity for any manufacturing situation. The company's history of innovation continues to this day with the ground-breaking THINC control, which enables numerous creative integrated solutions built on the solid foundation of Okuma engineering. Okuma and the Earl W. Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory have joined together to develop a fully functioning high-tech manufacturing facility where students can experience the best of today's manufacturing technology in a hands-on, real-world setting. The 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is fully loaded with an array of Okuma's top machines, giving RIT access to cutting-edge technology so that students, teachers and researchers can apply their knowledge of manufacturing fundamentals and test their engineering innovation. The Okuma Technology Institute at the Earl W. Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory will prepare RIT graduates to join the workforce as sought-after engineering professionals. It also serves as a testing ground for new ideas, and will help industries throughout Rochester, Western New York and Eastern Canada to develop and design manufacturing processes. Our combined goal is to improve manufacturing and to deliver the highest level of quality service to RIT, its students and the entire manufacturing community. Okuma and RIT invite you to visit the lab and experience how over 100 years of manufacturing advances can challenge and inspire the brightest minds of the future.


RIT attracts and educates the top technology students nationwide and around the globe. Okuma's history of inventive thinking and industry leadership is a natural fit for a manufacturing partner. Combining industry-shifting advances, such as the PC-based THINC control, with traditional, proven touches, such as hand-scraped machine surfaces, Okuma offers RIT students an intimate look at the evolution of machining and the power of controlled engineering. Okuma machines are known worldwide for their ability to deliver accuracy, reliability, stability and repeatability-- traits required in order to move ahead in the business of manufacturing. Inspired ideas, dedicated service and a company-wide culture to exceed expectations have allowed Okuma to stay ahead of the competition and continuously push the limits of what a machine tool can do for a manufacturer. RIT students will study, experience and build upon this foundation at the Okuma Technology Institute, and possibly discover a new frontier for manufacturing.

Training and the Future

Learning and discovery are the guiding principles for this facility, and they are applied in numerous ways. The facility is used by both graduate and undergraduate classes for study and exploration. In addition, it is available for projects, clubs and research in many aspects of manufacturing, including CAM software training, CNC programming, manufacturing process, control systems and advance materials. The application of Okuma technology on the learning process is open-ended. In addition to classroom learning, the Okuma Technology Institute will also help prepare graduates for the work force, through exposure to advanced technology in a functional setting. Students will end their experience at the Brinkman Lab with intimate knowledge of manufacturing resources and technological capabilities, well on their way to successful careers as professional engineers.


The Okuma Technology Institute at the Earl W. Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory is more than a classroom and research facility. It also serves as the Okuma showroom for the manufacturing community in the Northeast. Industry professionals and the RIT community alike will have access to top-line Okuma machines for any manufacturing function. Visitors, students, researchers and staff can experience Okuma engineering for the following capabilities: Turning Turning with Live Tooling Horizontal Machining 3-axis Milling 5-axis Milling Multi-Function Turning Further, Okuma will continue to update the available technology as education and innovation demand, keeping the showroom and lab current for all users.

On-Site Equipment

Okuma is committed to provide The Earl W. Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory with the latest technology and most advanced machine tools available for a complete learning experience. As a result, the on-site equipment is subject to change. Schedule a visit to see what tomorrow's leaders are testing out today.


Max Turning Diameter mm (in) Ø 370 (14.56) Spindle Nose Type SB: A2-6 2.44, BB: A2-8 3.15 Speed Range min-1 45-4,500, [39-3,800] Standard Power kW (hp) 15 / 11 (20 / 15) Rapid Traverse X/Z m/min (ipm) 20 / 25 (787 / 984)


The Okuma Captain Series offers the highest productivity, tightest tolerance and most proven reliability in its class. From our industry leading THINC-OSP Control to a generous work envelope and outstanding long run thermal stability, Okuma has brought together the finest machining technology in an efficient, power-driven, affordable lathe. The CAPTAIN offers improved productivity, operator-focused styling and a variety of feature packages guaranteed to meet your needs.

The standard for all thermal friendly Okuma vertical machining centers, the MB Series sets the bar for efficiency and utility. An impressive thermally stable design and zero table overhang allow for tight tolerances and extreme accuracy. The ergonomic front-access design of the Okuma MB Series requires minimal floor space while yielding maximum results. In addition, the MB Series is environmentally friendly, requiring no hydraulic fluid. Construction optimization based on FEM analysis and a rapid spindle traverse with Hi-G acceleration combine to create a solid, nimble machine.

Max Machining Volume mm (in) 560x460x460 (22.05x18.11x18.11) Table Size mm (in) 460x760 (18.11x29.92) Spindle Speed min-1 50-8,000, [opt 50-15,000, 50-20,000, 50-25,000, 100-35,000] Spindle Motor Power - Low Range kW (hp) 11 / 7.5 (15 / 10) Rapid Traverse X: Y/Z m/min (ipm) 40 / 32 (1,574 / 1,259.8) Magazine Capacity 20 [opt: 32]


Max Turning Diameter mm (in) Ø 370 (14.57) [Mill Function: Ø 340 (13.38) VDI Turret] Spindle Nose Type A2-6 [opt: 140 Flat, A2-8] Speed Range min-1 45-5,000 [opt: 45-10,000, 38-3,800, 40-3,000] Standard Power kW (hp) 22 / 15 (30 / 20) Rapid Traverse X/Z m/min (ipm) 20 / 25 (787 / 984) [C: 200 rpm] Milling function, Y-Axis function


Okuma's LU series demonstrates the cycle time efficiency and return on investment gained by using 4-axis turning machines for finishing operations. Our unique design allows both upper and lower turrets to move the full length of the spindle, increasing the cutting area of each turret and allowing for dual cuts in a single pass. A proven quality 4-axis machine, the LU is available in a wide variety of models, including several bed lengths and many optional features and spindle sizes.

Built on the MB-V Series platform, the Okuma MU-Series brings abundant power to the 5-axis design, creating a benchmark by which all others should be defined. A fixed spindle and trunnion table make for a powerful 5-axis design, making the MU-Series the optimum in performance and versatility. Improved rigidity, reduced setups and simultaneous 5-axis machining allow for efficient, accurate creation of a wide range of precision-crafted components. When you combine the power of the MU-Series with Okuma's THINC-OSP Control, the result is an indispensable cornerstone of your production line.

Max Machining Volume mm (in) 762x460x460 (30x18.11x18.11) Table Size mm (in) Ø 400 (Ø 15.75) Spindle Speed min-1 8,000, [opt 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, 35,000] Spindle Motor Power kW (hp) 11 / 7.5 (15 / 10) Rapid Traverse X-Z: Y m/min (ipm) 40 / 32 (1,575/1,260) Rapid Traverse A-C deg/min 14,400 - 18,000 Magazine Capacity 20 [opt. 32, 48]


When your business calls for a machine that delivers high productivity without compromising accuracy, look to the MA-H Series of horizontal machining centers. The third generation of a proven design platform, the MA-400H/500H/ 600H machines boast a series of engineering features guaranteed to achieve results. High-speed axis feed of 60 m/min provides near instant access to parts, improving productivity. A wide range of spindles offers a full range of horsepower from low to high RPMs.

Max Machining Volume mm (in) 560x610x625 (22.05x24.0x24.61) Rotary Pallet Size mm (in) 400x400 (15.75x15.75) Spindle Speed min-1 (rpm) 8,000, [15,000, 20,000, 25,000, 35,000, 6,000 {CAT50}, 12,000 {CAT50}] Spindle Power Hi Winding kW (hp) 15 / 11 (20 / 15) Spindle Power Lo Winding kW (hp) 11 / 7.5 (15 / 10) Rapid Traverse X:Y:Z m/min (ipm) 60 (2,362) Magazine Capacity 30 [opt. 40, 60, 100, 152, 198] Matrix Magazine

Multus B300

Max Turning Diameter mm (in) Ø 450 (Ø 17.72) Spindle Nose Type JIS A2-6 [opt: A2-8] Speed Range min-1 38-5,000 [opt: 38-3,800] Standard Power kW (hp) 15 / 11 (20 / 15) Rapid Traverse m/min (ipm) 40 / 26 (1,575 / 1,024) Equal Powered Subspindle

The Okuma Multus B300 is a general purpose multi-function machine that is designed to reduce setup time by virtually eliminating repetitive fixturing to improve accuracy and keep non-cutting time to a minimum. It features the industry's first Collision Avoidance System software. Combined with Okuma's THINC-OSP Control, this software can run the entire machining simulation and catch potential collisions before they create scrap. Thermal-Friendly Construction ensures high accuracy, even in the most complex applications.

RIT (1)-500 (Sept 07)



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