Makino’s 2014 Automotive Technology Days Offer Improved Efficiency and Profitability for Machining Operations

Event is scheduled to complement North American International Auto Show Jan. 15-16 in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – December 5, 2013 – Makino announces its Automotive Technology Days, a two-day event to be held January 15 and 16, to coincide with the North American International Auto Show. The event takes place at the company’s Auburn Hills, Mich., technology center and is expected to provide attendees with engineering solutions that can offer greater throughput, repeatable performance and improved profitability to compete and succeed in the global market.
“Without a doubt, the North American automotive market is experiencing a renaissance that will be well represented at the 2014 International Auto Show,” said Mark Rentschler, marketing manager at Makino. “Meeting this rising demand will require substantial retooling efforts within the automotive manufacturing industry, and Makino is proud to support these efforts. Attendees of our Automotive Technology Days will learn about the latest machining processes and high-performance technologies necessary to seize market growth opportunities and improve their bottom line. There has never been a more important time to invest in the future.”
Attendees of Makino’s Automotive Technology Days can expect a full line-up of cutting demonstrations, technical presentations and a visit to the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center. Featured guest speaker for the event is Brett C. Smith, co-director of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Group at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). During the private dinner at the Cobo Center, Smith plans to discuss the trends he has observed through his research on advanced powertrain technology, manufacturing forecasting, product analysis, supplier/OEM strategies and workforce skill requirements.
Featured Machines and Demonstrations
At Automotive Technology Days, Makino engineers are going to be available for one-on-one consultations to help manufacturers identify a manufacturing solution that best fits their unique needs. Presentations are going to focus on automation solutions, equipment ROI, automated material handling systems and the introduction of Makino’s newest horizontal machining center. Attendees can also observe a variety of machine demonstrations as noted below:

  • a61nx horizontal machining center: Cutting a fluid cylinder block with a variety of milling and drilling operations (20 tools in all) typically reserved for larger 50-taper machines.
  • PS65-a51nx automated cell: Demonstrates how it is possible to combine a vertical and horizontal machining center into an automated machining cell to process a V-twin-style cylinder block in three operations in a cost-competitive manner.
  • MMC2 with MAS-A5 cell controller: Learn how to virtually eliminate setup and changeover times on the fly while managing production schedules, costs and throughput.
  • MPmax: Learn how this software can help personnel monitor production and other functions in real time to improve the ability to manage a complex production machining system.
  • PS95: Watch this vertical machining center cut a fluid block of C2 cast iron in less than 14 minutes.
Registration and Additional Details
The Automotive Technology Days event is free and includes round-trip transportation to and from the Auto Show Industry Preview Day at the Cobo Center on Jan. 15. Registration is required and can be completed by calling Laura Buehner at 513-573-4584, or by going online to RSVP by Dec. 20, 2013.
Makino’s Auburn Hills Technology Center is located in the Detroit metropolitan area at 2600 Superior Court, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326. The building is at Superior and Lapeer roads (M-24), one mile from I-75 and M-24, off E. Walton Boulevard. It is 31 miles from the Greater Detroit Airport and is near The Palace at Auburn Hills, a major sports venue in the area.
For additional details, please visit or call 1-800-552-3288.
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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