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The German CNC specialist MAKA Systems provides a bespoke programme of production engineering, serving users large and small in the engineering plastics and composites sector. At the forefront is the aerospace industry, whose suppliers place high demands on their partners. At JEC World Paris, the company underlined its outstanding position in this field.
Using the Boeing 737 winglet cross-section, MAKA demonstrated its contribution to modern production concepts in the aviation industry. The core of the sandwich-type component consists of a composite honeycomb structure machined using MAKA technology. The exhibit was representative of a variety of aerospace products, using custom-designed machining centres.
As in aircraft production, the company also has a strong market position in other key industries, including the automotive sector. Just recently, a single table MK7s was put into operation in the new Audi Design Center. As an example of co-operation with the suppliers of this prestigious marque, MAKA displayed the Audi R8 diffuser on the company’s stand.
High material expertise in plastics also reflected another exhibit in Paris, a cabin-sized travel case. The corresponding machining solution with MAKA’s unique multi-DFM-spindle system on a multi-axis twin-table MM7t, was specially designed for Samsonite, which has expanded its production with the help of MAKA’s high-performance technology.
Above all, the reliable, robust technology of MAKA’s machining centres, and the ability to deliver efficient total solutions from a single source, are valued by MAKA customers worldwide. These include high-performance milling spindles, also designed and produced in-house.
MAKA’s range of models is vast, including large-scale patternmaking 5-axis machining centres for plugs and moulds for the marine and wind industries; to small compact high-precision machining centres employed for safety products such as airbags.
Further reading: www.maka.com
Ben Hayes – Sales Manager, CWST
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