Okuma Machine tools accommodate cryogenic machining technology
Germany/ Japan: Okuma and 5ME, a leading pioneer in cryogenic machining, are joining forces to educate the machining world on the benefits of using internal Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) instead of coolant during the cutting process.
According to Okuma, there are 12 Okuma machine models that can be ordered with 5ME cryogenic machining technology, including vertical machining centres and horizontal machining centres specifically designed for aerospace parts processing. In some instances cryogenic machining is retrofittable.
Cryogenic machining is a game changing metal-cutting technology that increases throughput, quality and tool life while reducing cycle times. It is especially profitable when processing exotic metals commonly used in aerospace part production, such as titanium and inconel. This technology is fairly new to machining and many questions arise when people first consider using cryogenics. Here are a few little known facts about the technology: