Makino

2600 Superior Ct.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 US

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As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

aerial shot shows one of Summit Tooling’s EDM cells

Milling and EDM Automation Reshape Summit Tooling’s Mold Operations
Summit Tooling President Dan Martin credits the capability to run unattended machining 24/7 to the partnership that his company built with Makino.

Image showing the details and sizes of mold cavities typically machined using 100 percent hard milling.

Hard Milling Gives Eden Tool a Competitive Advantage
Hard milling proves to be a strategic advantage for a small mold shop that runs lean and serves the medical device market.

Sodick automatic wire threader

Technology Tuesday: EDM Success
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to see EDM units that shops across the country have used to increase capacity and leverage greater efficiency in their processes.

Makino Edge 2 EDM unit

EDM Machine Has Power Optimizer to Reduce Machining Time
The Edge2 EDM machine from Makino incorporates SuperSpark4 and Intelligent Expert System technology for increased accuracy and efficiency.

Students learning about moldmaking at Cavalier Tool in Ontario, Canada

Do You Make a Lasting Impression on Customers... and Youth?
Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd. (Ontario, Canada) is one mold manufacturing company that likes to leave a lasting impression.

Technology Tuesday: EMO Wrap Up on EDM, Automation and Industry 4.0
EMO Hannover 2017 was a showcase for EDM developments, automation solutions and software for data-driven manufacturing.  EDM technology is evolving through new machine designs, thermal stability, powerful generators, parts handling robots, linear handling systems and software solutions for future Industry 4.0 infrastructures.

small and large die mold operations

Invest Now in Die/Mold Automation to Meet Growing Customer Demand
In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, there are two types of mold shop owners, (1) those who invest in new technology and automation to create innovative ways to meet customer demands for shorter lead times, more complex designs and tighter tolerances and (2) those show don’t invest and quickly fall behind other North American shops and low-cost, offshore manufacturers. Here is a case study from Makino about one mold builder who fits nicely into type number one.

DMG MORI  Ecoline

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Machining
From adopting five-axis machining at a higher level to finding ways to "productionize" mold building to using more modular workholding, mold manufacturers are commited to investing in today's machining technology to stay on top of their game. Here is some of the latest product news.

Makino a40 HMC

HMC Purpose-Built for Fast Production of Die-Cast Parts
Unlike general-purpose horizontals that possess unnecessary capabilities and result in extended cycle times, Makino’s a40 HMC was purpose-built for non-ferrous die-cast parts machining.

Automated cells

Adopting Automation
Shops are facing increased demand for shorter lead times, improved quality and lower costs. Automation offers several key advantages for overcoming these challenges.

graphite electrodes

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, EDM
Electrode milling and EDM are time-consuming, but still vital, processes for mold manufacturers, so advances in EDM technology are critical to streamline the process. Check out this slideshow of EDM equipment for helping shops improve their competitiveness.

Makino automated material-handling cell

Automated Solutions Tailored for Tool, Die and Mold Applications
Makino offers a variety of automation and engineering solutions that can be used to design and create complex material-handling cells for a variety of applications and processes, including hard milling, graphite milling, five-axis machining, and sinker and wire EDM.

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.

Cavalier Brian Bendig

2015 Leadtime Leader Awards Winner: Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing - Setting the Pace Holistically
This mold manufacturer has radically transformed its business by instituting a standardized, flexible process, advanced technology and a people-centric philosophy.

2015 Leadtime Leader Awards Honorable Mention: Dynamic Tool & Design - Committing to a Scientific Process
This shop’s recent strides in mold qualification mirror an ongoing transition to a more systematic approach to mold manufacturing. Meanwhile, a culture of ownership ensures a full buy-in from veteran employees as well as fresh talent attracted through extensive workforce development efforts.

diamond expansion

Flexibility, Low Overhead Seed Sustainable Success
Robotics, cross-training and efficient use of available floorspace help this shop adapt to the ebb and flow of business.

Automation Advancements Streamline Mold Manufacturing
Implementing new technologies across the entire shop floor improves overall accuracy, productivity and profitability.

Diversity Is Key to Over Six Decades of Moldmaking Success
In 1945, George Carson dreamt of owning his own business. So he founded Carson Tool & Mold (Kennesaw, GA) in his garage, and hired his first employee—George Myers. Carson ran the shop until he retired in 1988 and Myers continued to build the business, passing the reins to his son David, who currently serves as president after purchasing the company in 1996.

2011 Leadtime Leader Awards: Small Shop Winner
Mold-Tech, Inc.: Technology-Driven, Detail-Oriented Precision Injection Mold Provider.

Product Categories of Makino

Boring Machines
CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
Drilling Machines
End Mills
Fluids
Graphite Electrode Machines
Grinding Machines
Horizontal Machining Centers
Milling Machines
Sinker EDM
Small Hole EDM, or "Hole Popper"
Vertical Machining Centers
Wire EDM