Makino Announces Webinar Schedule for First Quarter 2008

Over 30 online seminars planned for 2008

MASON, OHIO – December 2007 – Makino has released its 2008 first quarter webinar schedule, kicking off the new year with topics such as EDM for Aerospace and Automated 5-Axis Machining.

“Machinists today need an arsenal of knowledge to tackle difficult and complex parts,” said Mark Rentschler, Makino’s marketing manager. “We’re always excited to share our innovative technologies and applications expertise to help shops in North America compete.”

Makino’s Online Seminar Series began in 2005 and is the only expansive educational program offered by a machine tool builder free of charge. Thousands of shops have attended the over 60 webinars already broadcast.

All webinars are broadcast at 11 a.m. Eastern at www.makino.com/events. Each webinar consists of a 20-45 minute presentation and a Q&A session with the speaker. Registration is required to attend, but all webinars are presented free of charge.

Q1 2008 Schedule
Jan. 17 – EDM for Aerospace, Part 2 –Jeff Kiszonas, EDM Product Line Manager, will discuss recast layer, heat affected zone (HAZ), micro cracking, and micro-hardness test results. This webinar, a continuation to the July 26, 2007 event, will briefly review that presentation and provide complete results of new testing by Makino and a NADCAP certified, independent laboratory. See how the Makino SP43 Wire EDM performed in three different aerospace alloys.

Jan. 24 - Automated 5-Axis Machining - Automation and five-axis machining continues to gain popularity due to their favorable impact on productivity and manufacturing cost reduction. This seminar will illustrate how to combine both technologies to achieve high productivity while also providing outstanding flexibility and ease of use.

Jan. 31 – Surface Wizard Wire EDM Technology - The latest advancement from Makino in Wire EDM control technology virtually eliminates witness lines in parts with variable and sudden changes in thickness or shape.

Feb. 14 – Unique Solutions for Shaped Fine Hole Machining - Learn about Makino's new solutions for machining shaped fine holes and how this process can benefit your manufacturing operations.

Feb. 28 – How to Get the Most Out of Your Work Zone - Hear how Makino achieves greater productivity and high quality production by maximizing utilization of the entire work zone of a horizontal machining center. There are multiple elements to consider, from machine design to processing techniques and technologies that can be applied to improve your bottom line. Learn how you can achieve accurate results, even while cutting high in the Y- axis.

March 13 – Remote Machine Monitoring - Your shop is closed, but the machines are still running. See how you can monitor your shop's production from anywhere with an internet connection.

March 20 – Hardmilling and Wire EDM, Complimentary Processes – Learn how to combine hardmilling and wire EDM processes to reduce overall lead times. See examples of actual parts processed using both operations and learn about some of the practical limitations with combining these cutting methods.

March 27 - New 5-axis Machining Solutions from Makino - Aside from the traditional advantages of five-axis machining, learn how new levels of sustained dynamic accuracy are being achieved through technologies which improve thermal stabilization and maximize volumetric accuracy. Understand key elements that contribute to high performance, high output five-axis machining to improve your part quality and maximize manufacturing output.

Webinars Available in the Events Library
All Makino webinars are archived for later viewing at makino.com/library. There are over 60 webinars available on topics such as micromachining, moldmaking, hardmilling, fixturing, tooling selection, and new webinars are added the week after they are broadcast. Register to attend live or archived webinars free of charge at www.makino.com/events.

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 www.makino.com.

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