OPEN MIND Technologies AG , a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions, has partnered with Okuma America , joining the Partners in THINC, founded by Okuma. Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturing.

"We are looking forward to collaborating with Okuma and the members of Partners in THINC to bring the most advanced, integrated solutions to manufacturers," says Alan Levine, managing director for OPEN MIND Technologies USA.

According to OPEN MIND, its strong focus on CAM, and its continued commitment to the latest technologies, produces trend-setting innovations that make it significantly easier for customers to achieve substantial quality, time, and cost improvements. The company's hyperMILL® software is a state-of-the-art CAM solution with 2.5D, 3D, 5-axis milling and turning strategies, as well as specialty applications, in one interface.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome OPEN MIND to Partners in THINC," says Wade Anderson, director, Partners in THINC. "OPEN MIND's globally recognized, powerful 5-axis and multifunction CAD/CAM solutions will strengthen and expand our technology portfolio to address the needs of the expanding additive manufacturing segment and much more."

Okuma and OPEN MIND collaborate on 4-axis and 5-axis projects for various Okuma machines including machining centers, multi-function mill-turn machines and hybrid technology, resulting in significant improvements in precision, reliability, and quality for increased customer productivity.

With the open architecture, PC-based OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise, and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user.