Makino Announces Online Seminar Schedule for Summer 2010

MASON, OHIO – June 2010 – Makino is proud to release their summer 2010 online seminar schedule. Makino’s summer seminar schedule offers expertise on a variety of topics including milling, EDM and automation, as well as new machining technologies from Makino.

“This year is the perfect opportunity for shops to re-energize their business, and what better way than through industry leading advice from our experienced engineering staff,” says Mark Rentschler, Makino’s marketing manager. “Each year our online seminars help thousands of viewers undertake the newest and most difficult machining and processing tasks, and this summer’s line-up offers something for everyone.”

Since its inception, the Makino online seminar series has broadcast over 100 events with thousands of attendees. It offers diversified content with guest appearances from third party technology providers as well as shop testimonials for new technologies and machining techniques.

Each online seminar consists of a 15-30 minute presentation and a live Q&A session with the speaker. Registration is required to attend, but all seminars are presented free of charge. A full schedule is available at

Additional online seminar topics will be added throughout the year and will be posted at upon announcement. For an archive of Makino online seminars visit

Summer 2010 Schedule
Jun. 10 – Rethinking Processes, Realigning Work Flow, Milling and EDM – In a follow-up to the March 20, 2008 online seminar, Hardmilling & Wire EDM Complimentary Processes, Tom Prebelich of Dynamic Plastics in Chesterfield, MI, explains how his shop has made major changes in order to stay competitive. From redesigning work flow, to making changes to machining processes, Dynamic Plastics finds numerous benefits in fully utilizing high speed machining, wire EDM, and sinker EDM to manufacture a better product and meet ever shortening lead time demands. In this online seminar, Tom will showcase complex and interesting parts and tooling that were produced using these complimentary machining processes. Register Now

Jun. 24 – New F-Series VMCs, Quicker, More Accurate – the Even More Affordable Die Mold Solution – Technology evolution and advancements can provide significant benefits to the “end-user “of today’s technologically advanced equipment. Makino’s F3 and F5 vertical machining centers incorporate a number of technologies that will simultaneously reduce cycle time, improve accuracy and surface-finishes, eliminate secondary hand-working, cut scrap/re-work costs, increase tool-life and shrink manufacturing costs for the die/mold marketplace. Harnessing the capabilities incorporated in the new F-Series machines can provide a competitive economic advantage to even the most “equipment current” die / mold shops. Register Now

Jul. 15 – Why User Friendly Controls are Critical to EDM Performance and Profit – Operators are not always familiar with the controls found on new EDM machines. The videos, photos and testimonials in this online seminar will showcase the Makino WireWizard control and how it was designed for ease of use, operator friendliness and easy transition from other systems. Register Now

Jul. 22 – Manufacturing System Simulation – This online seminar will explore how Makino has used software to simulate the manufacturing system for cycle time, throughput and system utilization. The simulation covers both the Makino pallet system and robot automation system. Register Now

Aug. 12 – ArcFree Technology & the New EDAF Series Sinker EDM – Introducing Makino’s latest advancements in sinker EDM technology, the new EDAF2 and EDAF3. These machines are new designs from the ground up, from hardware to software. Makino’s new ArcFree Technology is a huge leap forward in spark gap monitoring, adaptive control functions and servo responsiveness, virtually eliminating the possibility of producing a destructive DC arc. With a newly developed Model Plan Generator, any user from novice to journeyman can quickly develop aggressive and safe burn programs, including tool management, by providing simple input to a series of prompts. Register Now

Aug. 19 – IMTS 2010 Preview – This online seminar will take a look at the latest technologies and advancements to be showcased in Makino’s booth at IMTS 2010. Register Now

Archived Seminars Available in the Events Library
All Makino online seminars are archived for later viewing at Over 100 seminars are available covering topics such as micromachining, moldmaking, EDM, aerospace, automation and production machining. New seminars are added the week after they are initially broadcast. Transcripts are also available.

To see the full schedule or register to attend an event, visit

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