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 increasing complexity of modern tool, die, mold and medical part designs call for a new level of 5-axis machine performance. The Makino D200Z 5-axis vertical machining center answers these challenges by combining the quickness of machine movements and accuracies with the latest software developments for high-precision, high-speed motion control. From roughing to high-speed finishing of multifaceted, contoured 3-D geometries, the D200Z boosts productivity with the most competitive processing capabilities for complex dies and molds typically found in the automotive, injection molding, packaging, medical and optical markets.
Makino is pleased to reveal the next-generation MAG3.EX 5-axis horizontal machining center, a proven machine platform updated with expanded capabilities for the processing of complex aluminum structural parts for the aerospace industry. With its speed, power and motion control enhancements, the new MAG3.EX provides aerospace manufacturers with the productivity necessary to exceed customer demands for costs, quality and lead-times.
Building on its highly successful PS-Series product line, Makino is excited to announce the next-generation PS65 and PS105 vertical machining centers. Both models feature enhanced design characteristics and next-generation technologies that expand upon the capabilities of their predecessors. With an ideal blend of power, accuracy, speed and reliability, the PS65 and PS105 are redefining the standard for vertical machining center productivity within the aerospace, medical, automotive and general manufacturing industries.
Every shop has deadlines that can’t afford to be interrupted by machine downtime. At no cost to its Pro5 control customers, Makino offers ProVis Remote Diagnostics (RD) technology to ensure maximum uptime. This new utility puts a Makino subject matter expert in your shop in just a few minutes ready to help solve any machine issues that might arise.
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.