About the presentation
Purchasing a machine tool is no small decision – it’s one that requires an evaluation beyond the initial machine tool purchase price. On the surface, this evaluation can seem like a daunting task, but Wade Anderson and the Okuma team have taken the guesswork out of this process by developing a return on investment (ROI) calculator, which includes key criteria to be considered by shops of all sizes. Using the calculation method, shop owners and operators can calculate metrics such as total profit per job, part cycle time, cost per part, margin levels, and more. As a bonus, session attendees receive access to a free ROI calculator, making it easy to choose the right investment for your shop.
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Meet your presenter
Wade Anderson is a machinist who started programming machine tools in 1992. His early years were spent machining large, heavy equipment components. He became an applications engineer for a machine tool builder, where he spent eleven years developing super abrasive aerospace and medical grinding processes with an emphasis on 5-axis. Anderson did 5-axis programming and machine tool troubleshooting – even building machine tools from the ground up. He joined Okuma America Corp. in 2005 as an applications engineer and moved from there to inside sales, sales engineer, and regional manager. He currently serves as product specialist manager and tech centers manager, where his diverse background enables him to help Okuma’s distributors and end users.
About the company
Okuma America Corp. is the US-based affiliate of Okuma Corp. founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. Okuma is known for its technology leadership, manufacturing, product quality, and dedication to customer service. Okuma products are used in the automotive, aerospace and defense, construction and farming equipment, oil and energy, medical, mold and die, and fluid power industries. Machines include vertical and horizontal machining centers, lathes, double column machining centers, grinders, and wheel machines that offer users high throughput, high accuracy, and reliable solutions to production machining operations.