Dan Olsen
Mach Machine is a relatively new company which got its start from a dream and a strong ambition.
The owner, Dan Olsen, didn't even have formal training in machining when he set up a makeshift shop in an old industrial building in 2009; he had a mechanical engineering background. But by 2011, with Dan making prototypes for the aerospace industry, Mach Machine officially incorporated.
"To be successful, you have to be extremely efficient because the prices can be very competitive. We found that partnering with Okuma has made us highly competitive in an industry that's already very competitive."
-Dan Olsen
Dan Olsen
In Okuma, Dan found the perfect partner for his budding operation. While repeat production work and occasional prototypes were the company's wheelhouse, once Dan purchased an Okuma horizontal machining center, Mach Machine increased production efficiency dramatically, and became—in Dan's words—"difficult to compete against."
"That's where systems like the Okuma MB-5000H with PALLETACE come into play. We put a whole lot of work into it to build the system. But once it's built, it's done, and we can just go ahead and schedule the work. We're able to operate a lot leaner."
-Dan Olsen
Dan Olsen
To date, Dan owns four Okuma machines, including an Okuma Crown Turning Center, an Okuma MB-5000H, and an Okuma L300. His company is now up to 10 employees, which includes his wife Angela. Now the shop can operate 24 hours a day, run multiple jobs, and deliver thousands of parts for a variety of industries. This is a testament to Dan's entrepreneurial spirit and singular ingenuity. At Okuma, we're just proud to play a small role in this modern manufacturing success story.
Dan Olsen
"The presentation of Okuma equipment is first-rate, and from a marketing standpoint, whenever I bring someone through the shop, the impression that they get from the machinery is 'Wow, I want my stuff made in this machine.' "
-Dan Olsen



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