Die & Mold

Helping local die/mold shops compete in a global industry

The vast majority of the approximately 10,000 die/mold shops in India are small an estimated 75% have less than 20 employees privately-owned companies. They are Davids in a world of industrial Goliaths. With limited resources, they must compete in a global economy. Makino innovations in high-speed machining, applications, software and advanced technologies are helping die/mold shops compete in the global marketplace. We're helping them reduce cycle times and lead times, lower labor costs with unattended machining, make advancements in rapid prototyping, do high performance milling and no-polish EDM burning, to reduce total operating costs. The combination of Makino's machining centers and its Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI) controls delivering high-speed with enhanced accuracy revolutionized the mold manufacturing process. Frequently a mold can be made in one continuous operation, eliminating multiple setups, manual handling, and the need to move parts from machine to machine. Our superior finish speeds up overall production even further by eliminating the most time-consuming part of traditional mold making, hand polishing. Makino's machining centers are milling hard materials at record speeds, making molds out of the hardest steels (60+ HRC), eliminating grinding and polishing in the process. Meanwhile Makino continues to be an industry leader with a number of EDM machines and Makino-exclusive technologies that are bringing new speed to ever more complex and involved geometries.