Northern Europe and the importance of the high precision market
The high-precision market
The high-precision market is one of the most important and interesting industries for Makino. This is where the high-precision 3-5-axis Makino machining centres of the D series such as D200Z, or iQ300 or wire and sinker EDM machines such as U3 and U6 or the EDAF3 and EDNC6 are used. Medical and semiconductor technology thus have a reliable share of sales, including at Makino Northern Europe. The Netherlands is very important with its traditional precision engineering companies that produce high-precision machine components for the domestic semiconductor industry. Here also medical technology is strong and expects the highest levels of accuracy with the greatest possible autonomy. In Denmark, it is in particular the hearing aid industry which has highest demand on miniature injection moulds. D-machines are used together with automation in the production of high-precision components, especially in Denmark and the Netherlands. Customers in Sweden also rely on DA300 and machines of the a-series, for production.
Modern precision technology
In the high-precision sector, Makino's aim is to combine modern precision technology with advanced software and automation to ensure productivity, quality, precisely predictable results and high-quality surfaces: precision micromachining with tolerances on micrometre level is a must. The production of medical parts also requires sensitivity and first-class know-how. That is why precision and flexibility are essential when it comes to manufacturing orthopaedic parts, medical devices or transistors and chips. Makino technology is designed for titanium alloys, cobalt chrome and stainless steel. The machining centres are characterized by advanced spindle temperature control, unique spark erosion technology and rigid machine construction. They ensure precisely repeatable processing at top speed.
With Makino, the future comes first in the production of high-precision parts and thus in the high-precision market.