Makino SGI.5 Shortens Machining Cycle Times While Maintaining Precise Surface Finishes

Makino introduces SGI.5, its latest version of Super Geometric Intelligence software for high-feedrate, tight-tolerance machining of complex three-dimensional contoured shapes.


SGI.5 is the next-generation Makino advancement, culminating a decade of leadership in high-speed, high-accuracy motion control in complex 3D contouring applications,” said Bill Howard, vertical machining product manager at Makino. “Continuous product development and technology innovations and advancements in Makino proprietary software and motion control/servo technology have altered the traditional speeds and feeds typically used to manufacture these types of parts.

The technology facilitates previously unachievable levels of accuracy and unprecedented reductions in cycle time. Depending upon the specific geometry of the application, SGI.5 can provide 20 to 60 percent faster cycle times while maintaining accuracy and surface finishes.


Run Faster and More Accurately

SGI.5 combines the outstanding rigidity of the machine structure, superior kinematics of the machine drive systems and the latest advancements in servo drive technologies with Makino’s sophisticated proprietary software. The result is unmatched speed, high feeds and tight accuracies when executing NC programs with micro-blocks whose traverse movement value is 1 mm or less. This is characteristic of the complex 3D free, curved surface shapes found in the die/mold, medical, aerospace and other high-performance milling applications.


SGI.5 offers the following user benefits:

  • Increased productivity by running higher feedrates
  • Maintain tighter tolerances at higher feedrates
  • Significantly reduced cycle times
  • Increased profitability


More information

On Makino’s official website.