The Benefits of
Makino Turnkey Solutions
Flexibility for Changing Production Environments
To establish a reputation for making the parts that matter, you need to stay on top of changing market conditions. Working with Makino Engineering Services gives you the instant expertise and flexibility you need to adapt quickly to changing production volumes while hitting the highest design criteria and shorter time-to-market demands.
Makino takes full responsibility for every turnkey solution engagement. As a single source, Makino is able to apply R&D technology, applications experience and machine manufacturing experience to maximize performance. Makino also functions as a single-source supplier for tooling or fixture vendors. We offer a vertically integrated, in-house service, which often includes fixture design and building. All responsibility relating to any part of the turnkey process rests with Makino.
Access to “soft” resources
Beyond your shop’s hardware—its machines and equipment—soft technologies include valuable knowledge of manufacturing techniques and experience in areas such as just-in-time production processes, total quality management and statistical quality control.
Makino turnkey solutions deliver effective resources such as ongoing process design, statistical control, programming and continual process optimization.
Freedom to focus on core competencies
With Makino turnkey solutions, you can relax knowing your project will enjoy guaranteed cycle times, production rates and throughput. Our comprehensive project management monitors deadlines as well as tracks and handles all issues to guarantee a more reliable, robust operation.
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Your Makino turnkey solutions project management team
In addition to our own dedicated engineering staff, Makino has formed strategic partnerships with leading companies in material handling, tooling and fixture design to create a turnkey solutions project team that includes these groups:
* Project Management
* Application Engineering
* Project Engineering
* Field Service
The Makino project manager is with you from concept to market—from making design changes to runoff requirements, production schedules to follow-up, purchasing to invoicing.
The Makino turnkey solutions process
Full print review: Includes machined features, tolerancing and capability
Tool planning: Review of potential tools, competitive quotations, tool order placement and tracking
Fixture planning: Review of proper locating points, features to be machined, competitive quotations, clamping and supporting concepts, actuation concepts, fixture design and final design
Processing: Our applications engineers’ recommended machining process
Programming: Includes simple, straightforward CNC code to complete macro or CAM programming
Tool setup: Assembly and setting of length and diameter of all tools
Fixture setup: Coordinate determination for each position and verification of part locator positions; verify proper mounting and connections to the machine; verify settings for operation with the machine
Vendor selection: With customer input
Clearance checks: Weight, movement, reach, ease of setup and maintainability
Inspection plan: Developed with customer
Stack-up analysis: As required
Process optimization: Includes tool location in the magazine, sequence, feed rates in a given operation and cycle times per operation
Prove-out/debug: Prove positioning, speeds, feeds, tool lengths and work offsets are correct; verify initial cutting parameters; correct all problems for position, form or finish and meet specified tolerances
Runoff: Determine process capability; make final adjustments to meet statistical requirements; runoff specified number of parts for inspection and evaluation
Runoff at customer site: Perform tool and fixture setup; verify programs’ validity for tools and fixtures; perform acceptance runoff
Standard documentation: Machine documentation and listing of tool and fixture vendors; detailed fixture drawings, detailed special tool drawings and tool assembly drawings; processed part drawings and electronic data for tool and fixture drawings
Optional documentation: Includes tool layout, part-in/part-out process sheets, etc., furnished upon request
Training: Operation of as well as training on the process and how it works
Optional production support: Based on customer requirements