Makino Broadcasts 100th Online Seminar

MASON, OHIO - JUNE 2009 - Makino's highly acclaimed online seminar series reached a new milestone on June 4, with the 100th seminar broadcast. All 100 seminars are available in Makino's online seminar library ( These online events cover a wide variety of machining solutions, including production machining, micromachining, EDM, die mold, aerospace, and automation.

"It's really exciting to have shared so much machining knowledge in the last three years," said Mark Rentschler, Makino's marketing manager. "When we first started, online video was in its infancy--no one else in manufacturing was doing anything like this, especially without charging people to view the information. We never thought we'd reach the point where we have over 10,000 views of videos that shops use to help their business."

Bill Howard, a Makino product manager who has presented over a dozen of the events, has seen first hand how shops can utilize Makino's experience via the free online events.

"I can't tell you the number of times machinists and shop owners have come up to me at an industry event, thanking me for giving them the tid-bit they needed to solve a problem," said Howard. "A few have even told me the technologies we discuss have transformed their business.

"One of the most enjoyable parts of these seminars has been our question and answer segments. Addressing manufacturers' questions and concerns through this live forum has allowed us to better identify with our customers and their machining needs."

Quick and Easy Shop Solutions
Makino's online seminar series is a free service and available to all North American manufacturers. New seminars are broadcasted each month on Thursdays at 11am ET, 10am CT. For upcoming seminar topics and dates, check out on a regular basis.

Viewing Makino's seminars is simple, beginning with a brief account registration. Upon registration viewers are granted unlimited access to all live presentations, and a library of one hundred seminars and still growing.

"I'm pleased to say that our online seminar library has truly grown to offer something for every shop," says Rentschler. "Markets and industries that include production machining, micromachining, EDM, die mold, aerospace, automation, and more, will all find something to help grow their business and become more competitive in this global market."

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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