David Olvera Joins Makino as Senior Process Development Engineer

Olvera to help support new titanium machining research in Makino’s Titanium Process Research and Development Group

Mason, OH – January 2012 – Makino has expanded its titanium process research and development group with the recent addition of David Olvera. Joining Makino as a senior process development engineer, Olvera brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in titanium processing.

“The addition of Olvera to the titanium research and development group solidifies our position as an international knowledge leader in titanium process engineering,” says Mark Larson, Makino’s titanium R&D manager. “His robust academic background will be a key asset in our objective to research and analyze the machining of titanium, the effects within the cutting zone and our ability to develop new processes for the highest level of productivity and efficiency.”

Olvera received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pachuca Institute of Technology in Pachuca, Mexico. He also holds a master’s degree in manufacturing systems from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. Olvera is currently working on his PhD in mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing through the University of the Basque Country near Bilbao, Spain.

Olvera has been published on a variety of topics related to titanium process engineering such as ball nose helical milling of titanium alloys, analysis of a tool-tip’s radial stiffness on turn-milling centers, and the prediction of tool stiffness for machine tools. In addition to his academic background, Olvera has worked with a variety of machine platforms and control software.

About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. With Makino engineering services, we offer industry-leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information, call 1-800-552-3288 or visit makino.com.

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