Okuma's MB-80V Vertical Machining Center won a Machine Design Award (IDEA) sponsored by The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. (The Daily Industrial News). Two of our products won this prize at the same time; the other being our MCR-S Double Column Machining Center.

The MB-80V is a VMC for long-term unattended operation of large components and die/molds.

In the manufacturing of large components and die/molds, where demand is increasing mainly in the semiconductor and the automobile industries, there is a demand—due to a shortage of human resources—for machine tools that achieve long periods of unmanned operation with high productivity and good maintainability.

The MB-80V was developed to solve these market challenges.

There are three main design concepts:

Smart machine designing that never stops

The high chip discharge performance of the "sludge-less tank*" and "crossrail mounted shower coolant*" enhance automated and unmanned cleaning jobs, to provide long-hours of stable, unattended operation.

Equipped with 3D Calibration*, a newly developed volumetric accuracy calibration technology that compares the spatial accuracy of the machine with ultra-high accuracy very quickly.

Okuma's Thermo Friendly Concept, a thermal deformation control technology uses AI technology to keep the machine operating with high accuracy and stability even when factory/ambient temperatures change.

Innovative visualization designs

Equipped with an Accuracy Stability Diagnosis Function* that allows the machine to self-diagnose machine accuracy stability with easy-to-understand numericals and visuals.

Equipped with an AI Machine Diagnosis Function*, which allows AI to autonomously self-diagnose and visualize the presence or absence of abnormalities in spindle bearings and ball screws and locate deformations, to prevent machine failures. 

Throughput maximizing designs

Best footprint productivity with the largest work envelope in the smallest space.

Equipped with Hyper-Surface*, a machining surface high-quality NC control technology that helps achieve high-quality die/molds without advanced levels of operator know-how.

High flexibility and expandability to build an optimal automation system according to the workpiece, type of production, and factory space.

* Optional: The MB-80V is a vertical machining center that revolutionizes the manufacturing process for machining large components and die/molds and significantly changes the way people work.