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Adept, leading the way in Plastic Processing

Adept, leading the way in Plastic Processing

Adept, leading the way in Plastic Processing

Murray Fenton founded Adept in 1969. Today Adept is leading the way in Plastic Processing, offering a complete product development and manufacturing service to the local New Zealand market and internationally.

For over 49 years, Adept has specialised in offering the total solution. From research, production, tooling and manufacture.

Investing in Technology

Adept have recently installed another high precision machine from Makino. The Makino D300 is compact and offers an automated solution, designed specifically for small, complex, 3-D contouring of high-quality part production as typically seen in Aerospace machining, Medical part manufacturing and high-end job shop, die and mould applications.

“With the D300, zero clamping systems, the latest tooling technology and a powerful cam system in CAM Tool we have a total part manufacturing solution.

“This manufacturing cell helps us further improve our turnaround time, from concept design to first runs, thus again helping our customers with shorter to market times.” Jason Yalden, Toolroom Manager.

The Makino D300 Highlights

The Makino D300 is configured with the 12-station compact pallet changer it’s a workhorse designed for automated production of high precision, small batch part production up to 168 hours a week (24/7).

Core-cooled ball screws and a temperature controlled direct drive motors and spindle all combine to deliver thermal stability.

The direct drive rotary axes, provide the speed and accuracy to be productive in a wide variety of workpieces and materials.






Machine Data Sheet

A Axis+ 120/-120
C Axis360
Spindle RPM30k
Rapid Traverse60,000 mm/min
Cutting Feedrate60,000 mm/min
Maximum Workpiece Size450 x 240 mm
Maximum Workpiece Weight450 x 240 mm
Maximum PayloadTable: 120 kgs. , Pallet: 100 kgs.
ATC Capacity124
Tool to Tool0.8 sec
Maximum Tool Diameter70 mm
Maximum Tool Weight8 kgs


About Adept

Adept is a complete product development & manufacturing service. We take ideas through research, design, tooling and manufacture into commercial reality. Operating from central Auckland we service the product development requirements of New Zealand’s major companies and research institutions as well as SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Our subsidiary companies, Adept Animal Processing and Adept Medical commercialise a portfolio of proprietary products.

About Makino

Makino is the world’s leading metal cutting machine design and technology development company, specialising in high accuracy, turnkey automation solutions. Makino’s products are ideally suited for Mould and Die, Aerospace and Medical.

About Headland

Founded in 1949 and acquired by the Kloé family in 1979, Headland Machinery is an Australian owned and operated, multi-generation family company, with a strong history of supplying machinery to the manufacturing industry.