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Makino SGI.5 Shortens Machining Cycle Times While Maintaining Precise Surface Finishes

MASON, Ohio – April 19, 2017 – Makino introduces SGI.5, its latest version of Super Geometric Intelligence software for high-feedrate, tight-tolerance machining of complex three-dimensional contoured shapes.
“SGI.5 is the next-generation Makino advancement, culminating a decade of leadership in high-speed, high-accuracy motion control in complex 3D contouring applications,” said Bill Howard, vertical machining product manager at Makino. “Continuous product development and technology innovations and advancements in Makino proprietary software and motion control/servo technology have altered the traditional speeds and feeds typically used to manufacture these types of parts.”
The technology facilitates previously unachievable levels of accuracy and unprecedented reductions in cycle time. Depending upon the specific geometry of the application, SGI.5 can provide 20 to 60 percent faster cycle times while maintaining accuracy and surface finishes.
Run Faster and More Accurately
SGI.5 combines the outstanding rigidity of the machine structure, superior kinematics of the machine drive systems and the latest advancements in servo drive technologies with Makino’s sophisticated proprietary software. The result is unmatched speed, high feeds and tight accuracies when executing NC programs with micro-blocks whose traverse movement value is 1 mm or less. This is characteristic of the complex 3D free, curved surface shapes found in the die/mold, medical, aerospace and other high-performance milling applications. SGI.5 offers the following user benefits:
-       Increased productivity by running higher feedrates
-       Maintain tighter tolerances at higher feedrates
-       Significantly reduced cycle times
-       Increased profitability
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 centersvertical machining centers5-axis machining centersgraphite machining centers, and wire and sinker 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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