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A Quick Intro to Okuma THINC

A Quick Intro to Okuma THINC

What is a THINC app? In the broadest sense, a THINC app is an application made to run on Okuma OSP-P controls. This is Okuma’s line of Windows-based CNCs. Even though normal Windows apps will run on the OSP controls, THINC apps are generally built to use the THINC API. Ok… So what is THINC API? An API — or application programming interface — that allows applications to interact with the CNC. For example, the THINC API provides methods for…

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Popular Machine Tool Apps

Popular Machine Tool Apps

If you’re curious, like me, about what software tools are being widely used in manufacturing, Okuma has given us a peek at the most popular machine tool apps in their app store. And number one on their list is… (spoilers)

Okuma App Store

Okuma App Store

For machine tools, hardware enhancements and add-ons are usually the province of a distributor. Software tends to be a different story: available via download rather than expensive shipment, installable with no special tools, and usable at the tap of a touchscreen. For Okuma machine tools, the Okuma App Store provides a central location for finding THINC and other applications that add value to your OSP controls. Let’s take a quick look.