Makino introduces SGI.5, its latest version of Super Geometric Intelligence software for high-feedrate, tight-tolerance machining of complex three-dimensional contoured shapes.
Visiting WET in Sun Valley, Calif., is not like walking into a typical machine shop. Yes, there are mills, lathes, grinders and EDMs. But they’re just one part of the business that designs, manufactures and installs some of the world’s most iconic fountains and engaging public displays of water, fire, fog and ice.
SEW Eurodrive of Lyman, S.C., first began looking into automated manufacturing systems during the late ’90s. The company sought automation as a means to enhance efficiency and competitiveness. SEW appointed a team to begin researching automation solutions to help improve productivity, growth, safety and quality of life for their employees.
Manufacturers typically purchase new equipment to obtain higher capacity or improved methods and technologies for production. With a significant capital investment, the purchase price is always carefully examined to determine return on investment (ROI) for these new CNC machining centers, but it can be challenging for many shops to calculate the true ROI. Most manufacturers focus only on equipment price when making calculations and neglect to evaluate the total life cycle cost or anticipated performance of the equipment. This oversight can often dwarf the original purchase price.
Makino announces its newest addition to the nx-series, the a120nx horizontal machining center. As the largest machining platform within the nx-series to date, this machine is built to take on oversized structural components for industrial equipment, diesel engines and semiconductor manufacturing, while delivering high levels of speed and accuracy.
Makino is excited to announce the latest addition to its next-generation series of horizontal machining centers, the a71nx. This horizontal machine platform extends the capabilities of the original a71 with a host of brand-new features and technologies, including an expanded work envelope, improved ergonomics, increased spindle torque, innovative tool monitoring, advanced motion controls and the new Professional 6 control. The net result is a true next-generation machine platform designed with the most advanced capabilities for productivity, accuracy and reliability.