Partners in THINC, a group of three dozen suppliers that have organized to share expertise and develop new integrated products for manufacturers, has added four new companies to its network in KUKA Robotics, Mastercam, Mayfran, and SMW Autoblok.
The organization is centered around Okuma Americas open-architecture THINC control, which allow users to easily communicate and process business-critical manufacturing information to and from machine tools in real time.
Manufacturers will be able to use Partners in THINC as a resource for solving manufacturing issues and improving metal cutting operations.
Partners in THINC offers us the chance to work with some of the top people and companies in the industry, says Ben Mund, marketing manager at CNC Software/Mastercam. It exists to help further the cause of manufacturing, and were excited to see what new ideas and solutions we can create together.
CNC Software/Mastercam is the first CAD/CAM developer to join Partners in THINC.
KUKA Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots, Mayfran, a manufacturer of conveyors and coolant filtration system, and SMW Autoblok, a supplier of rotating hydraulic and pneumatic chucks, join 28 other companies in the partnership.