Makino Japan

The world headquarters of Makino Milling Machine Company, Makino, Tokyo invented the commercially viable horizontal machining center. Responsible for distribution of Makino machine tools and solutions in Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan, they manufacture the complete line of Makino machine tools. Their R&D Department is recognized as the world leader in metal cutting technology. Makino Tokyo develops and delivers turnkeys and systems.

Innovations and Milestones:

Makino. A Brief History

1937 Tsunezo Makino establishes the company.
1953 Develops a super-precision universal cutter & tool grinder.
1958 Develops Japan's first NC milling machine.
1966 Develops Japan's first machining center.
1972 Develops transfer line (FMS) consisting of adaptive control machining centers.
1978 Acquires interest in Heidenreich & Harbeck, Germany.
1980 Develops the N/C Electrical Discharge Machine.
1981 Purchases LeBlond Machine Tool Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1982 Develops the DMS Commercial Automatic Die and Mold Machining System.
1983 Makino's Flexible Manufacturing System factory starts operation.
1984 Introduces the industry's first high-speed spindle.
1984 Develops first 5-axis controlled machining center.
1986 Introduces first Intelligent Adaptive Control System.
1986 Develops the Module MMC (Makino Machining Complex).
1989 Introduces the A55, revolutionizing horizontal machining centers.
1990 R&D Center becomes operational.
1990 Introduces Geometric Intelligence, the first servo-control software to provide higher machining speed with enhanced accuracy.
1990 Develops Flush Fine machining, revolutionary method for cutting hardened materials.
1994 Introduces award-winning, high-precision U-Series Drop Tank Wire EDM.
1996 Develops 3-D die/mold CAD/CAM system.
1996 Introduces HQSF™ (High-Quality Surface Finish) technology with patented uSc additive.
2002 Introduces EdCAM™ offline software for programming and automating EDM machinery.
2003 Makino R&D Center becomes operational.
2003 Develops world's first conventional horizontal wire EDM that automatically threads and machines with a 0.02 mm diameter wire.
2006 Develops HEAT for wire EDMs, increasing machining speed by up to 40 percent.
2007 Develops the SurfaceWIZARDTM wire EDM technology, which allows for the elimination of witness lines in stepped parts.
(2/2008) Makino to demonstrate S56 VMC at WESTEC
(2/2008) Makino Launches Blog
(3/2008) Makino introduces V33i for Hardmilling 50+ HRc
(3/2008) Makino S56 Upgraded to Improve Performance and Accuracy
(5/2008) Online Seminar Library Introduced by Makino
(6/2008) Makino Introduces D500 5-axis Machining Center
(6/2008) Makino introduces a new member to the MAG family, MAG1
(7/2008) New Thinking Takes Shape at IMTS
(7/2008) Makino presents new automation tool, the Track Pallet Magazine
(7/2008) Makino to display Aerospace Machining Technology at Farnborough Air Show
(7/2008) Makino Media Site Now has RSS
(8/2008) Makino Introduces DUO Series of Wire EDMs
(8/2008) Makino Broadcasts IMTS 2008 Preview Webinar
(9/2008) Makino Releases EDcam Version 5
(11/2008) Four and 5-axis Machining in a Single Automated Cell
(12/2008) Makino Announces Online Seminar Schedule for First Quarter 2009
(1/2009) Makino a51 Horizontal Machining Center on display at WESTEC
(1/2009) Five-Axis Version of Makino V33i Now Available
(3/2009) Makino Releases New Titanium Booster Technology for Sinker EDMs
(6/2009) Makino Releases the T4, Built for Efficient Titanium Machining
(6/2009) Makino Releases A7, Latest in Successful 5-axis Aluminum Machining Centers
(6/2009) Makino Broadcasts 100th Online Seminar
(7/2009) Makino's 2009 Advanced Manufacturing and High-Precision Technology Expo to Feature Speakers, Demonstrations and Exhibitors
(8/2009) Makino Introduces V56i for Large Part Hardmilling of 50+ HRc
(9/2009) Makino's 2009 Advanced Manufacturing and High-Precision Technology Expo a Success
(10/2009) Makino Opens Mexico Technology Center
(12/2009) New Makino S56-5XR Five-Axis Vertical Machining Center Blends Performance with Flexibility
(2/2010) Makino Introduces the New MMC-R Automated Fixture Plate Distribution System