Makino Expertise

Ask the Expert: Advancements in Titanium Machining for Aerospace

In this question-and-answer session with Brian List, applications engineer at Makino, we take a detailed look at developments that adapt titanium machining to achieve these results:

  • Enable deeper axial cutting
  • Ensure excellent chip clearance
  • Cut closer to finished forms...

Get the Most Out of Your Horizontal Machining Center's Workzone

There is no magic formula for discovering the optimum number of parts that can be placed on your fixture, though a few general rules apply. In essence, the optimum configuration point is a cross between the cycle time of a part and the number of parts per fixture. One must also consider that different...

Makino's MPmax: Real Time Machine Process Control and Data Management


In today’s manufacturing environment, equipment data collection and status monitoring are critical especially in long cycle-time dies and molds. The ability to connect multiple machines on a single network to a centralized computer has enabled manufacturers to retrieve, store and analyze...

Enabling Engineering Services

Today’s global economy puts fierce pressures on manufacturers to reduce costs, shrink lead-times and respond quickly to customer needs, especially in the ongoing race to quote and win new automotive contracts and part programs. At the same time, manufacturers are continually driven to reduce part...

Five-Axis Performance from a Four-Axis Horizontal Machine

Many machine shops may avoid taking on intricate aerospace machining work because they have already made investments in four-axis machining centers, and aerospace work mostly requires five-axis capability. “Aircraft structural and turbo machinery components very often have surfaces...

Interpolating Curves

The whole industry seems to be discussing this topic. Here’s what Modern Machine Shop has to say about "Interpolating Curves".

The ability to import complex curves into CNCs promises to let shops finally get beyond old limitations imposed by contouring with linear interpolation....