History of Okuma

Okuma is an international manufacturer of machining centers with a diverse product line including lathes, machining centers, grinders, laser cutting with additive as well as subtractive machining and double column (horizontal milling machines). Okuma offers platform-specific controls all under the OSP-P300A name as of 2018. These controls are Microsoft Windows-based with PC-compatible ethernet as well as multiple USB ports for connectivity. Okuma is a Japanese company with production in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1987 and they have operated as Okuma American Corporation since 1995. They have a vast distribution network with over 2000 personnel. This makes finding service for your next used Okuma CNC much easier than for some other brands.

Okuma has been making machines for many years and offers preventative maintenance packages to ensure the absolute longest, most productive life of your Okuma. They offer inspection, deep cleaning, consumable parts replacement and even overhauls with Okuma OEM authentic replacement parts. To mitigate lost production time from critical component failure, Okuma can create custom recommendations of critical spare parts to keep on hand. Contact your local Okuma distributor for more information.

Selecting an Okuma or Turning Center

Since there are so many models, shopping for a used Okuma for sale can be challenging, but were here to help. If the information this guide does not answer your questions, you can text or call one of our Okuma experts would be glad to speak with you at 844-262-6789.

Here are the major types of equipment manufactured by Okuma:

Okuma Lathes

Okuma offers a variety of bore sizes, bed lengths, and optional features. They hold tight tolerances and often eliminate the need for separate finishing or grinding operations. Series numbers offered today include the Genos, LB, Multus, LT, LU, 2SP, LAW, VTM, LB, and V. Older series included the Cadet, Captain, LB, MacTurn, ES, ESV, to name a few. Options on different models include sub-spindles, high powered spindles, extra-large spindles, 4-axis configurations, y-axis, and multiple spindle size and big bore spindles. Basically, you can find machines for just about any size and type of turned part!

Machining Centers

Okuma has a wide range of machining centers with different travel options. The 2018 series names come are MB, Genos, MA, MU, and Millac.


Okuma makes I.D. and O.D. grinders that now use the open-architecture of the OSP-P300G control. The grinding wheel series names currently begin with GP/GA and GI.

Laser Cutters

In 2018, Okuma made one special laser machine capable of both additive and subtractive machining, the MU-8000V Laster Ex.

Double Column Machines

For the additional stability needed for industrial applications, the double column machines are a great choice. Each series is available in many sizes. Current models start with MCR, MCV, and VTR. In a listing for a used double column Okuma, you should find the width between columns, table travel (x-axis), spindle range, spindle power and magazine capacity in the listing.
You can also visit our History Guide for a longer list of Okuma Series models offered from the 1980s to 2018. If you cannot find the specific Okuma that you want on our website, post what youre looking for and help you find it.

Why Buy an Okuma CNC Machine?

There are many reasons that machine shop owners and manufacturers across the country rely on Okuma for all their machining needs. Okuma has been building machines and innovating for over 100 years and has a reputation for designing and supplying high-quality, innovative and customer-friendly machines. No matter what your machining needs, theres a good chance that theres a used Okuma that will be a good fit for your application.

Here are a few of the reasons many machine shops prefer Okuma:

The large distribution network means that its likely that there is local support for your Okuma machine.

Okuma makes all its parts in-house. They are a single-source provider for the CNC machine, drives, motors, encoders, spindles and controls.

Machines by Okuma have a reputation for reliability and are designed to last for decades.