The Benefits of Focusing on the Machine Platform in Machine Tool Design

  • Machine Tools

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, June 7, 2021 - 

For any machine tool to provide maximum productivity, it needs to combine stability, power, and accuracy. Focusing on the machine’s platform during the design and development of machine tools helps fuel this winning combination and allows for continuous improvement.

Think of the machine platform as the foundation of your machine tool. A solid foundation doesn’t just appear, but it is created through hard work which in this case includes applying past experiences, understanding the future of the industry, and the drive to continually improve. For the past 145 years, Shibaura Machine has made the machine platform a focus for the entire line of our vertical turning machines, horizontal boring machines, double column machines, horizontal machining centers and Nano machine process technology.

Advantages of Focusing on the Machine Platform

The machine platform provides invaluable information to the developers of machine tools. Taking this knowledge into account when designing future machines or improving the connectivity of current machines can not only be done quicker, but gives peace of mind to the users that their machine has already been proven reliable because of the history it has shown.

Having a focus on the machine platform gives Shibaura Machine the ability to scale quicker, while passing along cost savings to the customer. Significant machine design time and effort is saved by focusing on the platform and the connectivity of the machine subcomponents. This allows the design team to generate new machine designs by retaining the DNA of the machine platform using machine size scaling techniques. Ultimately, the cost savings by using retained engineering and connectivity of the machine subcomponents is passed down the customer.

Creating a baseline allows for flexibility when the customer requirements change and require new machine tool designs. Customers can have confidence in knowing that the machine tool design they are using today has already been proven reliable overtime with thousands of machines in the field making parts every day. By having this commonality of machine components it also makes sourcing of spare parts across the machine platform much easier.

Transformation Made Simple

Working with a machine tool manufacturer that focuses on their machine platform can give you confidence in your investment, knowing you are working off a proven reliable machine tool. Putting our 145 years of experience to work, we’ve created a strong DNA to leverage in order to meet customer demands. Shibaura Machine’s focus on the machine platform plays an important role in being continually recognized worldwide as a precision machine tool builder.

Take advantage of Shibaura Machine’s 145 years of experience in machine tool development. Shibaura Machine provides a single partnership of purposefully built precision production machine tools from mother machines to nano machine technology. Contact our machine tool team to learn more at

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