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Makino (Mason, OH) will share its latest solutions for plastics processing for a variety of industries including the medical, automotive and aerospace sectors in booth S-8125.

February 24, 2015

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Makino highlights high-performance technologies for injection mold manufacturing market at NPE2015

Makino (Mason, OH) will share its latest solutions for plastics processing for a variety of industries including the medical, automotive and aerospace sectors in booth S-8125. “The global automotive, medical and packaging markets are growing rapidly, and this show is a great place for manufacturers to learn how to meet increasingly stringent requirements for quality and lead times,” said Mark Rentschler, Marketing Director at Makino. “Visitors to Makino’s booth will meet with our applications engineers to discover new machining and wire EDM process and technology solutions to meet such requirements.”

Among other systems, Makino will showcase the D300 five-axis vertical machining center at its booth. The D300 is designed to deliver superior sustained dynamic accuracy in full five-face machining applications. Equipped with core-coded bell screws and temperature-controlled direct-drive motors and spindle, the D300 provides thermally stable machining conditions for the highest degree of precision and finishing quality. The design of the direct-drive rotary axes gives manufacturers the speed and positioning repeatability to be productive in a wide variety of complex 3D workpieces.

Makino D300

Also slated to be shown is the U3 wire EDM, designed for ease of operation, versatility and low operating cost. The U3 is the next-generation solution for improved profitability in wire EDM processes. With the addition of Makino’s new HyperCut technology and Hyper-I control, even novice operators can program and produce leading-edge parts with the most complex feature geometries.

The U3 offers x-, y- and z-axis travels of 370 x 270 x 220 mm, respectively. The U3 can accommodate a maximum workpiece size of 770 x 590 x 220 mm, with a payload of 1,322 lbs. Other features of the U3 are reduced wire-consumption rates; dual digitally controlled flush pumps; and a choice of two wire-guide configurations—conventional round or split v guide system—to accommodate any material types and flushing conditions for standard hard brass sires, high-speed coated wires and high-taper soft wires. The depth and versatility of the entire cutting condition library ensure that all applications can be machined at optimum production levels. 

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