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 sectors for Makino. This is where Makino’s high-precision 3-/5-axis machining centres from the D series such as the D200Z and iQ300, or wire and sinker EDM machines such as U3 and U6, or the EDAF3 and EDNC6 are used. Medical and semiconductor technologies thus account for reliable shares of sales at Makino Northern Europe. The Netherlands is a very important market with its traditional precision engineering companies producing high-precision machine components for the domestic semiconductor industry. Medical technology is also strong here and companies expect the highest levels of accuracy with the greatest possible autonomy. In Denmark it is, in particular, the hearing aid industry that has the highest demand for miniature injection moulds. D-series 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 the 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 at a 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, which are characterised by advanced spindle temperature control, unique spark erosion technology and rigid machine construction, ensure precisely repeatable processing at top speeds.
With Makino the future comes first in the production of high-precision parts and thus in the high-precision market.