When your company is committed to making what matters, it’s good to know that the Makino line of 5-axis vertical machining centers are the most accurate machines available on the market. And for good reason.
All Makino machines listed here are designed to maximize thermal stability and eliminate cumulative errors commonly found in 5-axis machine applications.
Cumulative errors refer to the stackup of errors in each of the five axes of the machine. Part accuracy is also influenced by the size of the part and the distance of a part’s feature from the center of the rotating axis. The answer is to build the most accurate rotary axes, which is how Makino achieves the very best dynamic accuracy.
All Makino 5-axis VMCs include SGI.4 motion control technology, a critical technology that enables a Makino machine to process toolpath data faster and more accurately while producing the highest quality finish.
SGI.4 reduces cycle times for complex 5-axis applications and significantly reduces manual polishing and rework due to high-quality finishes often required in aerospace and die/mold applications.
The Makino D500 incorporates all these key technologies together with a larger work zone, and is easily upgradable for automation and ultra-high torque, dual DD motors that maximize accuracy and rigidity of the rotating axes. In addition, a stand-alone D500 can be upgraded to an automatic pallet changer, an MMC2 pallet management system and a single point-of-control robot loading system.