Makino Inc.

7680 Innovation Way
Mason, OH 45040 US


A Message from Makino Inc.

Company Profile

At Makino, exceeding expectations isn't just a promise, it's a practice.

Makino - Where New Thinking Takes Shape

Makino's Die/Mold Technologies is in the Greater Detroit high-technology area, and is near the Chrysler Tech Center and Headquarters.

Makino - Where New Thinking Takes Shape

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Makino - Where New Thinking Takes Shape

Makino Online Seminar Series At Makino we're applying machining technology in new and innovative ways to make even the most challenging parts possible.

As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

Multiple Pathways to 5-Axis Machining of Molds and Dies
Five-axis machining can dramatically improve the quality of a mold as was well as reduce the time required to machine it. What level of five-axis technology best fits your shop? Here are some options.

Noteworthy News: Plan On It
There’s always something exciting going on in the moldmaking community for you to attend and learn more about the latest company updates and technologies.

Makino to Host Technology Expo
Makino is pleased to announce its upcoming 2019 Makino Technology Expo, a biennial exhibition highlighting new and improved manufacturing technologies, processes and strategies vital to transforming machining operations.

Amerimold 2019 Product Showcase, Part 10
Plan ahead for Amerimold 2019 with a sneak peek of some highlighted products from the show’s extensive list of exhibitors!

Amerimold 2019 Product Showcase, Part 3
Plan ahead for Amerimold 2019 with a sneak peek of some highlighted products from the show’s extensive list of exhibitors!

Sinker EDMs Increase Productivity and Reduce Electrode Wear
Makino releases an upgraded version of the high accuracy EDAF2 and EDAF3 Sinker EDMs with developments that increase productivity while reducing electrode wear.

EMO Hannover 2019 is Right on Track
A list of exhibitors and products that will be seen at EMO Hannover 2019 are online.


IMTS Ripe with Mold and Die Technology
The complexities and tight tolerances of mold work make it a very demanding trade.

Heidenhain Visual Setup Control system

Automation and Connectivity Drive Machine-Tool Innovations
Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.

Amerimold 2018 logo

Scenes from Amerimold 2018 in Novi, Michigan
From technology demos and tech talks to awards and arcade games, Amerimold had much to offer industry this year.

Mazak Variaxis i-300 five axis vertical machining center

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Machining
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including machining.

Get Up Close and Personal with Technology Demos at Amerimold
On top of our show floor Tech Talks, the event offers attendees the opportunity to see live presentations at select exhibitor booths on a specific technology or process, while demonstrating how it works live on the show floor.

Part being produced by Makino machining center.

Continuous Five-Axis Machining Method Reduces Tooling Costs
Makino introduces a line of five-axis continuous machines that rely on a continuous five-axis method to reduce tooling costs for die and mold machining.

Makino’s D200Z-graphite 5XC vertical machining center integrated with an automated cell that uses a Makino EDNC6 sinker EDM machine and an EROWA ERC80 robot.

Display Features Integration of Machining and Automation
Makino demonstrates graphite machining, EDM and automation in a combination of machine center and production cell at NPE2018.

modular clamping system

Technology Tuesday: Automation Fuels Productivity
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday blog to see ways in which automation is boosting productivity and efficiency in moldmaking.

Erowa’s Robot Dynamic Linear handling system

Realizing EDM's Full Potential with Automation
EMO Hannover 2017 was a showcase for EDM developments, automation solutions and software for data-driven manufacturing.

An automated hard milling cell featuring two vertical machining centers tied to a common coordinate measuring machine

Using Automated Technology to Fill the Skills Gap
Process automation is one of the fastest-growing strategies for overcoming capacity constraints in a mold shop.

Makino 2017 Mold/Die Expo

Moldmakers Share Benefits of Makino Die/Mold Expo
Three mold manufacturers share their takeaways from the recent Makino Die/Mold Expo.

Makino Die/Mold Expo 2017

Three Takeaways from Die/Mold Expo
What do you gain by attending events like the Makino Die/Mold Expo that was held last week at the company’s Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan? I asked a few of the moldmakers I met there to share their personal takeaways.

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.

An HMC with a pallet changer and modular fixturing system

Technology Showcase: Case Studies for MoldMaking
It’s time for another foray into past case study features that have been published in MoldMaking Technology Magazine.

Product Categories of Makino Inc.

Boring Machines
CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
Drilling Machines
Five-Axis Machining Centers
Graphite Electrode Machines
Grinding Machines
High-Speed Machining Centers
Horizontal Machining Centers
Milling Machines
Sinker EDM
Small Hole EDM, or "Hole Popper"
Vertical Machining Centers
Wire EDM