Makino Inc.

Makino announces the F5 Pro6 vertical machining center designed to provide stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high-speed/hard-milling and accuracies for tight tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3D contoured geometry associated with die/mold and medical production.
To be competitive in the marketplace manufacturers must continuously identify opportunities to improve efficiency and increase capacity while maintaining the highest level of quality. Makino is introducing a new wire EDM machine – U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme – that delivers these requirements with increased machining rates while maintaining traditional…
With the release of HyperConnect, Makino offers a suite of industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications for electrical discharge machines that enhances user experience and efficiency, and reduces machine downtime. Available on all Makino EDMs equipped with Hyper-i control systems, HyperConnect enables shop managers and operators to easily…
Makino offers EDGE-Series machines, the EDGE2 and EDGE3, to the U.S. manufacturing market. Built for general precision machining applications, both EDMs provide accurate and reliable performance for standard die/mold components or contract manufacturing with a space-saving design for shop floors of any size.
Makino offers the next-generation MAG3.EX 5-axis horizontal machining center, a 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…
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 reportedly answers these challenges by combining the quickness of machine movements and accuracies with the latest software developments for high-precision, high-speed…
Building on its PS-Series product line, Makino announced 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.
Makino introduces SGI.5, its latest version of Super Geometric Intelligence software for high-feed rate, tight-tolerance machining of complex 3D contoured shapes. 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.
Automation is essential in helping manufacturers achieve maximum return on investment from their machine tools. Makino offers the availability of a new design configuration for its MMC2 automated pallet-handling system, which enables full compatibility with the company’s a61nx-5E 5-axis horizontal machining center.
To address the need for high-quality hole drilling of turbine engine components, Synova and Makino are joining forces to offer the HybridCell, which combines the power of Synova’s Laser MicroJet (LMJ) with Makino’s leading edge EDM capabilities. It is a fully automated, manufacturing-ready, work cell.
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 has created a new 5-axis version of its V33i hard milling vertical machining center, the V33i-5XB. The V33i platform provides extreme dynamic accuracy for long hours of continuous hardmilling, and the new 5-axis capability provides for reduced part setups and extreme accuracy in contoured shapes.
Makino announces 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…
Makino introduces its EDNC6 and EDNC8 sinker EDMs that combine rigid and precise construction, simple touch-screen programming and advanced performance features for accurate and fast cutting of large workpieces. Makino says its proprietary technologies included on the EDNC6 and EDNC8 ensure the ideal mix of speed, surface finish and reduced…
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has arrived on factory floors, and Makino’s new ProNetConneX provides the data and connectivity necessary for intelligent factories to rapidly respond to fluctuating market demands. ProNetConneX offers manufacturers a built-in, instant on-ramp to the IIoT, with secure connectivity to leading software…
Synova and Makino are joining forces to offer the HybridCell, which combines the power of Synova’s Laser MicroJet (LMJ) with Makino’s leading edge EDM capabilities. It is a fully automated, manufacturing-ready, work cell that can handle a wide range of hole-drilling applications. The HybridCell consist of a MCS 500 cutting system, along with…
Makino offers the L2 vertical machining center for high-volume, small-part manufacturing. Combining a rigid construction, compact footprint and flexible spindle design, the L2 offers a highly stable and reliable machine platform for fully unattended, around-the-clock part processing, according to the company.
Makino announces its latest full 5-axis machine solution, the DA300 vertical machining center, reportedly providing the ideal blend of speed, precision and flexibility for complex part applications. Inspired by the best design characteristics from both vertical and horizontal machine platforms, the DA300 delivers the highest productive…
Makino introduces the newly updated a51nx and a61nx horizontal machining centers. With the same rigid casting and axis designs of the original platforms, the updated a51nx and a61nx feature an expanded list of technology advancements, including increased spindle torque, innovative tool monitoring, advanced motion controls and the new Professional…
Makino introduces the fully equipped Professional 6 (Pro6) control designed to move operators fluidly through machine set up, empower them with easily accessible information and protect them with enhanced safety. The Pro6 accelerates productivity for machine shops and tool, die and mold makers with streamlined screen layouts, operator guidance and…
Makino Inc., Mason, Ohio, recently introduced the EDNC21 sinker electrical discharge machine (EDM) with dual heads that reportedly improve productivity and lower tool build time for large molds, the company announced in a Jan. 26 news release. The EDNC21 also includes Makino’s latest EDM innovations and developments, such as the Hyper-i control,…
Makino introduces its latest innovation in wire EDM technology, the U1310 wire EDM. It is designed to substantially improve ease of operation, machining speed and accuracy in large workpiece applications. The U1310 offers X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 1310 mm by 1010 mm by 520 mm, and is optional with a larger full stroke 620mm Z-Axis. The standard…
Makino introduces the a40 horizontal machining center purpose-built for nonferrous die-cast parts machining.
Makino announces its new HS-Rib high-speed Z-axis technology for reportedly improved speed, lower electrode wear and more uniform finishes in large sinker EDM processes.
Makino introduces ProVis Remote Diagnostic (RD) technology.
Manufacturers of medical, aerospace, prototype and complex multiface parts have long understood the positive impact that 5-axis machining can have on productivity and quality, simply by consolidating operations. Makino's a51nx-5XU 5-axis horizontal machining center reportedly raises these capabilities to a new level, building on the quality,…
Makino announced the new a81nx horizontal machining center.
Makino announces the release of the EDBV8 fast hole EDM drilling machine for the production of film cooling holes and shaped diffuser holes in blade and vane segments.
Makino introduces the T1 5-axis horizontal machining centerfor high-efficiency machining across a wide range of large part applications.
Makino announces the release of the UPN-01 ultra-precision horizontal wire EDM for micro-tolerance and fine surface finish applications.
Makino introduces the newest addition to its family of 5-axis vertical machining centers, the D800Z.
Makino introduces its latest advancements in general-purpose wire EDM technologies, the U3 and U6.
Makino is pleased to introduce the a61nx-5E, a "right-sized" 5-axis horizontal machining center for complex aluminum aerospace parts.
Makino expands its line of F-Series vertical machining centers with the new F8 (pictured) and F9.
Makino announces its new A-Series 5-axis horizontal machining centers for high-speed, high-efficiency aluminum machining of large, thin aerospace structural components, including wing spars, wing panels and floor beams.
The G7 i Grinder 5-axis horizontal machining center from Makino offers a flexible, single-platform solution for grinding, drilling and milling of aerospace blades, vanes, turbine disks and other complex grinding applications.
Makino announces the D300 5-axis vertical machining center as the newest entry into the 5-axis aerospace machining arena.
Makino releases the latest version of its industry-leading SuperSpark sinker EDM technology, SuperSpark IV.
Makino introduces its new rust-preventive technology for water-based wire EDMs.
Makino's PS-Series vertical machining centers for production machining offer a reduction in cycle time, increase productivity, improve quality and minimize of capital investment, according to the company.
Makino offers the new T2 5-axis horizontal machining center with ADVANTiGE technology designed for mid-sized titanium aerospace part production.
Makino has released its new real-time machine process monitoring and data management software solution, the MPmax (Machine Productivity Maximizer).
Makino Inc.'s a61nx HMC has a travel of 28.7" in the X-axis, 25.6" in the Y-axis and 31.5" in the Z-axis. An optional tall column expands the Y-axis to 28.7".
Makino says its new F5-5XR vertical machining center combines the speed, precision and flexibility required for tight tolerance, five-axis, hard-milling applications.
Makino introduces their latest Ram EDM machinery, the new EDAF Series, featuring a new mechanical design for increased rigidity and reduced thermal distortion.
Makino, Mason, Ohio, in June unveiled the iQ300 Precision Micromachining Center, which incorporates the company's latest advancements in machine and spindle design, and offers 0.005µm-scale feedback for sub-micron accuracy.
Makino announces the release of the UPV-3 and UPV-5 wire EDM with an oil-based dielectric fluid system for high-accuracy machining of hardened materials and mirror-like surface finishing capabilities.
The new F-Series vertical machining center from Makino Inc. integrates 8mm fine-pitch ballscrews and 0.05μm as standard equipment to provide enhanced precision. The series consists of two models: F3 and F5.
ThemmC-R automation system from Makino Inc. is for robotic fixture plate distribution in 4- and 5-axis horizontal and vertical machining centers.
Makino Inc. announces the new F-Series vertical machining center designed to provide stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high-speed and hard milling and accuracies for tight tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3-D contoured geometry associated with die/mold and medical production.
"Adoption of production-monitoring software is growing as manufacturers search for new ways to optimize machine efficiency and maximize shop productivity," writes Makino Inc. "From large manufacturing plants to small job shops, these software technologies are enabling manufacturers to accomplish more with less." A white paper…
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Build-A-Mold credits Makino automated machining technologies with helping the custom mold shop to increase quality and profitability.
Makino offers overview of its a81nx machine at IMTS 2014.
Inspired by the best design characteristics from both vertical and horizontal machine platforms, the Makino DA300 5-Axis VMC delivers the highest production capabilities for multi-axis workpieces in the very smallest of machine footprints.
Kimberly Carroll, Makino Inc.’s director of marketing, showcases an interactive digital experience that allowed the company to display its entire fleet of machines at IMTS 2022.
Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Don Nelson visited the Makino booth during IMTS 2014 in September to learn more about the company's a81nx and a61nx-5E HMCs.
A Makino Machining Complex integrated with two a71 horizontal machining centers is used to produce conveyor chain assemblies for the coal mining industry in this video report shot at Cincinnati Mine Machinery.
CNC Software Inc., Helical Solutions LLC and Makino Inc. — a software developer, cutting tool maker and machine builder, respectively — share the results of their joint R&D project that began with an email introducing a new high-efficiency six-flute endmill with a chipbreaker. This report is a video supplement to the Get With The Program…
Makino Inc. featured its a61nx-5E horizontal machining center at IMTS 2014. Designed with an innovative pallet-change system, the a61nx-5E provides enhanced rigidity through a three-point bed casting and tiered column structure. It has X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 730 mm (28.7 inches), 730 mm and 680 mm (26.8 inches), respectively. Linear…
Makino Inc. introduced its new iQ300 Micromachining Center at imX, the interactive manufacturing experience at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 12-14. John Bradford, the Micromachining R&D manager for Makino, walks through the features and capabilities of the new machine.
View EDM automation demonstrations from Makino Inc. and MC Machinery Systems in this CTE video supplement to "Auto-Burn," the cover story for our May 2022 issue.