Makino Announces Automotive Event

Featuring various presentations and demonstrations at the company's new production machining technology center, the event is scheduled for Aug. 12-13 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

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Makino announces its Automotive Technology Days, a two-day event to be held August 12 and 13 at the company’s new production machining technology center in Auburn Hills, MI. Located just down the street from Makino’s Die and Mold Tech Center, this new facility provides enhanced local engineering support for the automotive industry in Michigan.  Attendees of the event can expect to walk away with technology and engineering solutions, such as automation, engineering services, real-time machine performance monitoring and solutions for rapid return on investment (ROI) to compete and succeed in the global market.

“As the North American automotive market continues to thrive, manufacturers must remain steadfast in their commitment to meeting OEM’s part demands through ongoing investments in technology,” said Mark Rentschler, marketing director at Makino. “Attendees of our Automotive Technology Days will learn about the latest machining processes and high-performance machine technologies necessary to seize market opportunities and improve their bottom line. The event provides access to Makino’s experienced engineers, including opportunities for valuable one-on-one consultations that cover everything from part processing methods to complex automation engineering. It’s an opportunity to discover real, actionable solutions that can be deployed immediately.”

The event is expected to provide attendees a full line-up of cutting demonstrations, technical presentations and a car show, made up of of attendees’ own classic cars. Featured guest speaker for the event is Michael Robinet, Managing Director at IHS Automotive, who will be speaking on Wednesday, August 12. Robinet plans to discuss readying for the next stage of North American light vehicle production.

Featured Machines and Demonstrations

At Automotive Technology Days, Makino engineers are going to be available for one-on-one consultations to help manufacturers identify a manufacturing solution that best fits their unique needs. Presentations are going to focus on automation solutions, equipment ROI, fixture solutions and real time production monitoring functions. Attendees can also observe a variety of machine demonstrations as noted below:

  • Die Cast Aluminum Part Machining: Highlights new machine technologies Makino has developed specifically for non-ferrous die cast part machining, which delivers unsurpassed uptime, superior part quality and improved profitability for customers.
  • Cast Iron Milling: This demonstration will illustrate Makino’s HMC rigidity with large boring and spotfacing of a ferrous part high in the Y-axis, and also its torque through large ridged tapping, high-speed finishing with a large depth of cut and large engagement.
  • Aluminum Block Machining: Emphasizes the a61nx horizontal machine’s speed, quick direct drive B-axis, and fast accelerating 14K spindle.
  • Cast Iron Fluid End Machining: Features a Durabar billet demonstration, showcasing the machining of large diameter 78mm holes from solid, long length-to-diameter deep hole drilling, and quick rigid tapping operations.
  • Cast Iron Fluid Head Machining: Watch the PS65 vertical machining center produce large diameter 66mm holes from solid, trichoidal milling with 45mm axial engagement and quick rigid tapping operations.

Registration and Additional Details

The Automotive Technology Days registration and admission is free. Registration is required and can be completed by calling Laura Buehner at 513-573-4584, or by going online to www.makino.com/auto.

Makino’s Auburn Hills Technology Center is located in the Detroit metropolitan area at 2661 Superior Court, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326. The building is at Superior and Lapeer roads (M-24), one 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.

For additional details, please visit www.makino.com/auto.