Makino Announces 2007 Second Quarter Online Seminars

Makino Announces 2007 Second Quarter Online Seminars

Mason, Ohio – March 2007 – Makino is proud to announce the second quarter 2007 online seminar schedule. Makino’s unique seminar program has proven to be wildly popular among machine shops in the US, with thousands of participants in both live and archived online seminars since the program’s inception in late 2005.

“We’re glad to share our expertise with the North American manufacturing market,” said Bill Howard, vertical machining manager who will be presenting webinars in the coming months. Makino’s online seminar series employs Makino’s extensive experience to help shops of all types and sizes to compete in the global marketplace.

Previously aired seminars on topics ranging from automation to hard milling are available as archives at

Seminar Concept
Makino’s online seminars concentrate on areas such as machine tool integration and automation, machine tool technologies and metalcutting processes. Shop efficiency, getting the most out of your machine tools, asset utilization and many other processes are also of focus.

Presentations are given by Makino’s application engineers, product managers, and guest speakers invited by Makino to discuss business and shop efficiencies. The events are held free of charge to registered attendees.

Second Quarter 2007 Schedule

  • April 12 - Increasing Productivity with Preventive Maintenance - Without question, it’s the best way to keep your machines up and running at peak performance. In this seminar, Makino will discuss the advantages of preventive maintenance, and the risks associated with not doing it.
  • April 19 - Improving Chip and Coolant Management - Chip and coolant management can often play an important role in improving your manufacturing efficiencies. This Makino Webinar will discuss methods to improve machine utilization and reduce both maintenance and direct labor costs. Hear tips from some of the experts in the field of coolant applications that will improve your manufacturing processes.
  • April 26 - The Complete Solution: Turnkey Engineering Services - With more than two decades of successful installations, Makino has delivered more turnkey engineering solutions than any other OEM machine tool company. This Webinar will show you how focused, expert project management will start you up on schedule. It will also detail what to look for in a supplier and the importance of a successful supplier-manufacturer relationship.
  • May 10 - Flexible Aerospace Grinding and the New G5 HMC - Discover newfound efficiencies in applications involving difficult-to-machine materials and extraordinary finish requirements. Real case studies will illustrate how this new 5-axis, multi-tasking machine overcomes traditional limitations to remove non-value-added time in the manufacturing process.
  • May 17 - Tool Selection for High-Performance Hardmilling - In this Webinar, Makino shares their industry-leading hardmilling tooling test results with you, demonstrating what works, what doesn’t, and what technology you need to successfully machine 50+ HRc.
  • May 24 - More Efficient Tool Management - Learn how to effectively manage tools to increase productivity by using logic, hardware, and software. See how a tool monitoring system can seamlessly select spare tools, handle broken tool issues, and track tool history to increase efficiency. Learn the benefits of tool monitoring to decrease consumable costs and increase efficiency. Makino will show you how to create "smart" processes by using part probing to improve quality, and decrease operator dependency.
  • June 7 - Buyer beware. Are specifications really what they seem? - When buying a machining center, you’re bombarded with specs. What do they really mean, and how do the inconsistent ways of measuring performance truly stack up?
  • June 14 - Fixture Design for Automation - One of the primary ingredients of an automated system is an efficient, reliable fixture. In this Webinar, Makino will discuss what you should look for in production workholding for automated cells and systems.
  • June 21 - Equipment ROI: Machining Cells and Management Systems - To maximize the efficiency of their equipment, many are considering machining cells and management systems. In this seminar, we will discuss the advantages and features of the Makino Machining Complex (MMC2) palletized part delivery system and Makino's Advanced System (MAS) cell controller software. MMC2/MAS systems reduce setup time and automate your production, whether you have a low or high mix of part types. This seminar will explain how Makino’s MMC2/MAS systems can help you achieve greater productivity.

Easy Registration
To sign up, visit and click “REGISTER” next to the event for which you would like to participate. Once you’ve submitted your information, Makino will contact you via email with detailed instructions.

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

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