Greater complexity, faster throughput, lower costs.
Makino is raising the competitive bar by lowering die/mold costs.
Having the right machines, with the right technologies specifically suited for high speed, hard milling of complex dies and molds enables you to compete with low-labor-cost countries on the other side of the globe.
For some of the most successful die/mold shops, Makino innovations in high-speed machining, technology transfer, applications, software and engineering services are key components to helping them compete and win in the new global market.
With Makino, die/mold shops are able to reduce cycle times and lead-times, lower labor costs through unattended machining processes, gain more business by offering rapid prototyping, high-performance milling and no-polish EDM burning, all while reducing total operating costs.
And with Makino’s exclusive Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) controls, die/mold shops are able to process long, complex mold programs at extremely fast speeds while achieving levels of accuracy and finish previously unobtainable.
In fact, the high-speed, high-accuracy SGI.4 can help reduce the high-definition 3-D milling of dies and molds by an average of 15 percent when compared to previous versions of this advanced technology. That can result in a reduction of some cycle times by as much as 30 percent.
Faster speeds. Superior finishes.
Frequently a mold can be made in one continuous operation, eliminating multiple setups, manual handling and the need to move parts from machine to machine. And the superior finish speeds up overall production even more by eliminating hand polishing, the most time-consuming part of traditional moldmaking.
Makino’s machining centers are milling hard materials at record speeds, making molds out of the hardest steels (60+ HRC), eliminating grinding and polishing in the process.
Makino is also bringing new speed to the machining of increasingly complex and involved geometries. Forging dies that once required eight setups, 40 machine hours and a six-day lead-time are now being routinely executed with a single setup and under four hours to complete. Those are some numbers that matter.
Whether you’re working with molds that require intricate shapes, molds for micro parts, or medium to large injection molds, Makino machines, applications and technologies give you more ways to create the best injection molds with shorter cycle times and a superior finish.