Makino is pleased to announce its upcoming 2017 Die/Mold Technology Expo, a biennial exhibition highlighting new and improved manufacturing processes, techniques, philosophies and strategies vital to transforming businesses for greater success in the global marketplace. The two-day event takes place Sept. 13-14 at Makino’s Die/Mold and EDM Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich.
The event is set to include demonstrations of some of Makino’s latest high-precision machining technologies, including machines equipped with the new Professional 6 (Pro6) control, updated sinker EDM technologies with the new Hyper-i control, the recently released D200Z 5-axis vertical machining center and an all-new high-precision 5-axis vertical machining to be unveiled on the show floor. More than 23 machines are going to be powered up, with multiple demonstrations displaying state-of-the-art machining process solutions.
“Today’s die/mold shops have to compete globally on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter if they pursue a growth or niche strategy, our customers are looking for what’s next to battle the shortage of skill sets and identify the next level of technology that keeps them at the cutting edge. They are looking for partners that can supply them with process solutions that address these issues. At this year’s expo, our goal is to demonstrate how to achieve outstanding speed and accuracy on tough jobs with reliable and repeatable process solutions to get ahead of the competition. At the same time, we are showing our visitors what’s next on the road of technology that will shape their business in the years to come,” said Andre Ey, VP of Makino Die/Mold and EDM Technologies.
At the expo, manufacturers can meet with Makino engineers for one-on-one consultations to identify machining solutions that best fit their needs. Educational presentations are scheduled to cover a wide variety of manufacturing solutions from 5-axis machining techniques to automation systems and advanced EDM control technologies. In addition, attendees of the Die/Mold Technology Expo can listen to special guest presentations from:
- Laurie Harbour, president and CEO of Harbour Results Inc.
- Gregory Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics
- Casey Selecman, Director of Advisory Services at IHS Markit
Makino’s Technology Center is located at 2600 Superior Court, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326. The building is at Superior and Lapeer roads (M-24), 1 mile from I-75 and M-24, off E. Walton Boulevard. It is 31 miles from the Greater Detroit Airport and is near The Palace at Auburn Hills, a major sports venue in the area.