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5-axis Precision Machining
High Precision Machining Technology
End-Machining Center and Automatic Sawing Machine
Advanced Manufacturing with Gear Hobbing and Grinding
Eleven Machines to be Displayed
Precision Machining Center
Rotary Tables Machine Loading Systems
Gundrilling Improves Heat Dissipation in Engine Valve Manufacturing
Horizontal Boring Milling Machines and Machining Centers
Innovative Technologies at IMTS 2016
New Machine Tool Technology and Over 20 Machines Demonstrated
Collets and Guide Bushings
Automation Options for Mill-Turn Centers
VMC for Small to Medium Parts
Automation Systems Featured
Medium-Size Overhead Gantry Milling Center
High-Speed Milling Machine Controls and Milling Heads Featured
Horizontal Boring Mills for Job Shops
Turning Center and VMC to be Featured
Auto-Loading CNC Lathe
Range of Advanced EDM and Machining Technologies
5-Axis Machining and Automation
42 MM Swiss-Type Machine
Turning Milling Grinding and Workholding to be Featured
5-Axis Machining Options
3-D Print Head Adapter for CNC Machines
MillTurn Machining Center Designed for Precision
11-Axis Automatic Lathe and Turn-Mill with Bevel Gear Capability
Heavy-Duty Long Bed Lathes
Multitasking Horizontal Machining Center
Rotary Tables Angle Heads and More on Display
Redesigned OilCoolant Mist Collector
Machine Tools Running Live Demonstrations
Adaptive Automation Solutions
Machines for Increased Production to be Showcased
Machinery and Automation Systems Demonstrated
3-D Printing Automation and More to be Demonstrated
Automatic Multi-Pallet Changer for 5-Axis and Standard VMCs
Gantry Style 5-Axis VMC
Hybrid AdditiveSubtractive Machining System
Knee-Type Multi-Spindle Gundrilling Machine
Automation Technologies to be Featured
Portable VMC for Second Operations
10-Axis Swiss-Type Lathe
High Precision CNC Machine Debut
5-Axis Horizontal Machining Center
Swiss Type CNC Machines Featured
Intelligent Toolholder and End Mill Assemblies
Variety of Machine Tools to be Featured
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Adaptive Automation Solutions

Makino will demonstrate the latest machining and automation solutions designed to keep businesses thriving. In booth S-8700 of the South Hall, attendees can experience how Makino's latest machining centers and engineering solutions merge to create adaptive automation systems for any market or production demand, including automotive, die/mold, aerospace, medical and general production markets.

The new versions of the a51nx and a61nx horizontal machining centers (HMCs) provide expanded machining capacity through several productivity-enhancing features, including vision broken tool detection, enhanced levels of inertia active control and Geometric Intelligence technologies. Expanding capability and productivity for midsize part applications, IMTS 2016 will also mark the introduction of the new a71nx, a high-speed 50 taper, 500 mm HMC with a standard direct-drive NC rotary table and other nx-Series next-generation technologies.

The L2 vertical machining center (VMC) provides high-volume, small-part production capability in a minimal footprint, while the processing speeds of the new DA300 5-axis VMC reduce manufacturing time and the pallet pool system helps shrink set-ups and keep work flowing across the spindle quickly and efficiently.

The EDAF3 sinker EDM machine with Hyper-i control offers faster servo speeds in multi-axis machining and features an on-board Alicona measuring system. The U6 H.E.A.T. wire EDM machine will demonstrate its on-board CAM software and easy part set-up using offline part loading and a manual shuttle system. The EDBV8 EDM hole drill will showcase fast hole drilling for blade and vane machining.

The aerospace theater will stream videos of the T-series 5-axis HMCs built for titanium aerospace machining. Synova laser demonstrations will also be shown in the theater.

Makino's booth will demonstrate a variety of automation systems, including:

  • A Makino Machining Complex (MMC2) pallet handling system with an a61nx-5E 5-axis HMC will showcase high-mix, low-volume production with improved machine utilization and high material removal rates.
  • The a51nx-5xu 5-axis HMC, designed with a workholding magazine and large-tool magazine, can perform continuous 5-axis machining unattended for extended hours in both high-mix, low-volume and low-mix, high-volume production environments.
  • A custom automated system includes the newly updated a51nx HMC with 60-tool magazine and EROWA robot multi-ERM system.
  • The J3 HMC with stacked axes design enables it to be easily integrated into high-volume automation concepts. Two machines are included in this cell to demonstrate serial processing of repetitive, high-volume parts.
  • A die/mold automation cell featuring an EDNC6 sinker EDM and V33i-5XB 5-axis VMC with an EROWA ERC will demonstrate low-volume, high-mix production of mold components while achieving utilization rates approaching 85%.
  • The a40 high-performance HMC with overhead gantry system will perform high-volume, parallel processing of small nonferrous die-cast parts.

Lunch & Learn Sessions

In addition to the demonstrations and displays at IMTS, Makino will host Lunch & Learn events throughout the week. Each session includes presentations from Makino customers discussing real-world manufacturing challenges, and how they applied technology to their operations to become more competitive and more profitable. Lunch & Learn presentations offer relevant information to attendees from a wide array of industries and manufacturing environments, including automotive, aerospace, medical, die and mold and more. This year's guest presentations include Tennessee Tool & Engineering (Oak Ridge, TN), Turbine Technologies (Farmington, CT) and Dynamic NC (Rose Hill, KS).

Lunch & Learn events will be held from noon to 1 PM. daily in room S104a and S104b in the South Hall. Lunch will be provided, and the presenters will be available for questions after each presentation. To see the most up-to-date schedule, visit

On Tuesday, September 13, Makino's EDM Product Line Manager Brian Pfluger will deliver a special presentation on the latest trends in EDM machine technologies. The presentation, "Revolution of EDM Machine Technologies for Maximum Productivity for the Next-Generation Workforce," will begin at 10 AM in conference room W193-A.

For more information contact:

Mark Rentschler

Makino Inc.

7680 Innovation Way

Mason, OH 45040


IMTS 2016 Booth S-8700

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