F3 ● F5

Vertical Machining Center F Series Makino VMC


The competitive solution for your Die Mold program, F-series was developed to target the medium to higher end Die Mold market. F-Series is dedicated to target majority of the Die Mold Industries like Precision Plastic Mold, Die Casting, and Forging Die. Typical applications will be Core, Cavity, electrode making and Fine 3D machining.



F-Series maintains a highly rigid mechanical structure and is ideal for precision die mold machining. It provides twice the mechanical structure rigidity compared to previous design.

Wider column to bed contact area provides efficient cutting force transfer. The X & Z axis motion system support does not have any overhang and maintains a constant workload.

The F-Series mechanical structure is symmetrically designed to achieve better thermal stability. The table is mounted on the Y axis to give further enhance structure symmetry.


Spindle Design and Configuration

The key to high-speed machining is the spindle, which constitutes the essence of a machining center. Makino’s unique spindle technology is renowned and field proven over the years for it’s accuracy and reliability in the high speed machining application.

The 12,000 min spindle is supported by four angular contact hybrid bearings at the spindle front which provide enormous rigidity and superior heavy-cutting performance. Equipped with jacket cooling, the thermal growth of the spindle is kept controlled by a 2,600 kcal/h heat dissipating chiller which flows at a rate of 25L/min to remove the heat from the spindle bearings.

Spindle Speeds BT40 HSK-A63 HSK-F63


: Standard : N/A : Option


To ensure the best results, a good controller and software is required. The F3 and F5 utilize the Makino Pro 5 Controller with the GI.3 combined with Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) software for fine motion control even at a high feedrate as a standard. This control technology is developed specifically for high feedrate, tight tolerance machining of complex, 3D-contoured shapes involving continuous tiny block of NC data.


    • Contour Fine Tuning
    • Cutting Mode Selection
    • Enhanced cutting point accuracy


  • Look ahead
  • (High Precision Contour Control)
CNC Controller Professional 5

Operating ease has been enhanced by adopting Windows-like display screens and a touch-panel.

A “data center function” is also provided as a standard feature for centralized management of various types of data. Improved network functionality makes it possible to transfer and edit files in a PC-like manner.

Handy main menu screen and NC program table screen
Centralized management of various types of tools.
Direct-touch screen buttons


Designed for the Precision Die Mold industry, F series has a front coolant tank as a machine standard.

Front tank design is recommended for the Precision Die Mold industry, which generates lesser chips compared to parts machining. Recommendation of front coolant tank design is for industries that generate fewer chips for their application.

The benefits of which are the following:

  • Space saving design and compact footprint.

  • Chip tray located at the front of the machine can be emptied while machining.

  • Smaller tank capacity resulting to lower overhead cost.

Efficient Chip Removal

  • 5-Nozzle coolant supply device (Standard Specification)

  • 4 coolant nozzles and 1 air blower nozzle are effectively positioned around the spindle.

  • Through Spindle air (optional specification)

  • Air is supplied from tool tip and holder.

  • Through Spindle Coolant (1.5 Mpa and 3.0 Mpa)
    (Optional Specification)

  • Coolant is supplied from the inside of the holder and tool tip.