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A Message from Makino Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Standardization Leans the Way to High-Mix Automation
An increasingly digitalized, lean manufacturing process begins with a common selection of cutting tools and five-axis machining fixtures.
Makino's MMC2 Automated Pallet System Improves Spindle Utilization
IMTS Spark: Makino’s MMC2 modular, automated material handling system Increases Production without adding staff or equipment.
Hard Milling Replaces Hand Grinding in Finishing Die Components
A focus on repeatability, geometric capabilities and speed led this manufacturer of fine-blanking machines and components to embrace hard milling as its go-to finishing process, eliminating hand grinding.
New Business Plan Enables Shop to Increase Ventilator Part Production
KrisDee and Associates was able to increase production of a ventilator manifold from 90 parts per week to 780 parts per week thanks to changes the company started making months earlier.
What Capabilities Do You Need for Medical Machining?
Machining orthopedic implants, instruments and tooling places special demands on machining centers. Here’s what to look for to achieve the highest quality and most efficient machining processes.
How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO
The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.
How to Double the Speed of Wire EDM
Makino’s new H.E.A.T. Extreme technology makes wire EDM 2 to 3 times faster without increasing wire consumption. With a thicker wire that delivers more energy, this development is a game changer in the economics of EDM.
5 Impressions of EMO 2019, from Automated to Autonomous Manufacturing
The robot show? Not quite that. But automation and the expectation of processes that can run unattended if needed are clearly core to manufacturing now.
Hitting the Zone with Five-Axis Machining
By investing in five-axis machining technology, Advance CNC Machining has done more than just add new capabilities to its roster. It has found a way to achieve something that most of us strive for: a way to work “in the zone.”
Attacking Unplanned Machine Tool Downtime with Predictive Maintenance
A new predictive maintenance application on Makino machining centers identifies issues before they turn into production problems. It also helps optimize machining processes and increase equipment utilization.
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.
Makino's U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme Improves Machining Speed and Performance
Makino’s U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme wire EDM is designed to increase machining rates while maintaining traditional wire consumption.
Center of Excellence Is New Twist on Old Manufacturing Department Structure
The new Spirit AeroSystems facility for five-axis machining allows a small team to oversee a significant amount of machining capability. Is this the way of the future as machining systems become more automated?
Wire EDM Improves Operational Economy
Eastec 2019: Makino’s U6 H.E.A.T. (High Efficiency Advanced Technology) Extreme wire EDM features Athena voice command control capability and 0.016" diameter wire technology.
Three Expectations for Robotic Automation
Shops take some modern robot capabilities as given, but a recent trade show in Japan demonstrated ways those capabilities continue to improve.
AMB 2018 Highlights E-Mobility and Lightweight Construction
More than 91,000 attendees gathered at the AMB trade show in Germany to visit 1,553 exhibitors and talk about the impact of e-mobility, Industry 4.0 and other relevant topics.
How Voice Recognition Will Transform Machine Tool Technology
For now, new voice recognition technology is a way to more efficiently run a machine tool. Soon, it will provide access to a whole world of shop floor information.
EDM Drill's Revised Design Increases Machining Speed
Makino’s EDBV3 is an EDM drilling machine designed to produce cooling film holes in blade and vane turbine engine component details.
Five-Axis CNC Machining with an Angled Rotary Table
The D200Z CNC five-axis VMC uses an angled rotary table designed to improve rigidity and clearance for high-speed machining.
“Athena, Transform Manufacturing”: Voice-Activated Machining Technology in Multiple Demos
Makino and iT SpeeX demonstrate a new digital assistant for machining. Athena brings voice control to CNC and voice-actuated access to information the machinist needs.
Five-Axis HMC Accommodates Complex Geometries, Decreases Setups
Makino’s five-axis A500Z features a fully-integrated “Z-type” fifth axis to accommodate complex part geometry challenges in fewer workholding setups and machining operations.