Makino Prepares for September 2019 Technology Expo
Among the various machines to be displayed is the U6 wire EDM, with 16" wire capacity and Athena voice control.
The 2019 Makino Technology Expo will take place September 10-12 at the company’s Auburn Hills, Michigan, Technology Center. The biennial exhibition highlights new manufacturing technologies, processes and strategies. More information can be found on Makino’s event page.
The event is set to include demonstrations of, among other technologies, Makino’s U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme wire EDM, with 0.016" wire capacity and Athena voice interoperability. More than 20 machines will be on display. There will also be guest speakers and special exhibits from various partnering companies including Mastercam, Mitsubishi Tool, Erowa, NS Tool, MST, CAM Tool, Big Kaiser and Zoller.
Educational presentations are scheduled to cover a variety of manufacturing issues ranging from five-axis machining techniques to automation systems and advanced EDM control.
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Wire EDM units that swivel a horizontally guided electrode wire in a CNC-controlled E axis give this shop the workpiece clearance and flexibility to produce complex, high-precision PCD-tipped cutting tools.