Vertical 5‑Axis


Vertical 5-Axis

D500 Vertical Machining Center Designed for Complex Mold Machining

The D500 is designed to provide superior sustained dynamic accuracy, perfect for your complex mold machining needs.  Rigid castings, core-cooled ballscrews, temperature-controlled DD motors and spindle all combine to deliver thermal stability. The rotary axes deliver twice the accuracy of competitive machines to achieve greater accuracy performance when machining away from the center of rotation. 

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Technical Specifications

Ultra-high torque DD motors provide motion control in A- and C-axes. The A-axis (tilt axis) is controlled by DD motors at each end of the trunnion. This design eliminates twist that often occurs during heavy cutting and machining away from the center of rotation. The trunnion assembly runs parallel to the X-axis to eliminate “cradle deflection” that traditionally occurs during linear axis acceleration.

The Makino D500 can be delivered in a stand-alone configuration or with an Automatic Pallet Changer (APC). A machine can easily be upgraded to an APC configuration at installation or later. Full-scale automation can be upgraded as well, while applying the popular MMC2 pallet system to the machine. The D500 can even be integrated with a51 horizontal machining centers for ultimate flexibility.

This D500 5-axis vertical machining center conquers the complexities of multifaceted, contoured 3-D geometries with precision, full 5-axis machining capabilities. Its high-precision, high-speed motion control technologies enable manufacturers to maintain the tightest accuracy and quality requirements even during simultaneous 5-axis motion.

The user-friendly, Makino Professional 6 control with Makino’s proprietary, next-generation Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.5) software—developed specifically for high-feedrate, tight-tolerance machining of complex, 3-D contoured shapes involving continuous tiny blocks of NC data—ensures production rates faster than standard CNC systems while maintaining unsurpassed accuracy.

400 x 400 mm
Table: 500 mm diameter
X: 550 mm Y: 1000 mm Z: 500 mm

A Axis


C Axis


Spindle RPM

14K (20K, 30K)

Rapid Traverse

X = 48,000 mm/min, Y,Z = 50,000 mm/min

Cutting Feedrate

X = 32,000 mm/min, Y,Z = 40,000 mm/min

Maximum Workpiece

Ø650 mm x 420 mm

Maximum Payload

350 kg

ATC Capacity

60 (80,113,155,197,239,281,323)

Tool to Tool

4.2 sec

Maximum Tool Diameter

140 mm

Maximum Tool Weight

8 kg