Makino Announces Spring Line-up of Online Seminars

Makino Announces Spring Line-up of Online Seminars
Presentations focus on improving machining efficiencies and productivity
Mason, Ohio – March 19, 2013 – Makino is pleased to announce its spring line-up of online seminars. Topics of focus include a variety of new technologies and processing techniques for improved speed, accuracy and quality in die/mold and job-shop environments.
“Advanced technologies and process engineering remain the strongest differentiators for success, for North American manufacturers” said Mark Rentschler, marketing manager at Makino. “Our latest line-up in Makino’s webinar series promises to deliver on key insights and technologies that will support U.S. manufacturers in achieving the highest level of manufacturing efficiency possible. From zero stock machining techniques to competitive tips for improved spindle utilization, attendees will be equipped with the expertise necessary to overcome global competition.”
Since its inception, the Makino online seminar series has broadcast over 125 events with thousands of attendees. Each online seminar consists of a 20- to 30-minute presentation and a live Q&A session with the speaker. Registration is required to attend, but all seminars are presented free of charge. A full schedule is available at
Additional online seminar topics are to be added throughout the year and posted at upon announcement. For an archive of Makino online seminars, visit
Spring 2013 Online Seminar Schedule 
April 11 Cutting to Zero Stock
This webinar talks about the elements required to take a mold to the spotting press directly from the milling machine with no bench work. Learn about CAM systems and generating accurate tool paths. Understand the value of precision ground tools and the use of proper tool holders. See why the machine tool must possess excellent volumetric accuracy and control the thermal expansion of the spindle. Register now.
May 23 Proper Tool Selection for Die/Mold Applications
Watch an overview of the latest tools available for different die and mold materials and applications. Special emphasis is going to be placed on differences in accuracy, coatings and tool life. Graphite milling applications in accuracy are to be highlighted. Milling tools for H13 and P20 tool steels are also going to be discussed, along with a special focus on hard-milling tool selection—including a discussion on specific coatings, geometry and cutting parameters. A review of appropriate tools for stainless steel applications is also on tap. Register now.
June 13 Productivity Improvements for Vertical Machining Centers in Job Shops
Versatility and productivity are keys to successful job-shop operations. Learn about several easy-to-deploy improvements for vertical machining centers that can help increase spindle utilization and dramatically reduce changeover and setup times. Learn about new tool and chip management features and how simple automation can dramatically improve flexibility and throughput. Register now.
July 11 Die/Mold Process Training: Class Highlights
This webinar shows the highlights from Makino’s week-long training class that gives operators and programmers the knowledge and materials to make appropriate processing decisions surrounding tooling and programming part geometry in die and mold applications. Register now.
Archived Seminars Available in the Events Library
All Makino online seminars are archived for later viewing at Over 125 seminars are available covering topics such as micromachining, die/mold manufacturing, EDM, aerospace machining, automation and production machining. New seminars are added the week after they are initially broadcast.
To see the full schedule or register to attend an event, visit
About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino is committed to providing high-performance, leading-edge machining technologies and innovative engineered process solutions that enable manufacturers to focus on making what matters. Makino offers 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. Makino’s flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. Makino’s engineering services offers 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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