In our efforts toward continuous process improvement, Makino has released a new version of MGH5 sinker control software. This latest release provides enhancements to the Makino program generator (MPG) system. New burn strategies are now available, such as pin-gate and rib-machining functions. The MPG system replaces the old single-page screen, and it has been designed from the ground up by application engineers working closely with software development engineers. The MPG system enables anyone, from novice to experienced user, familiar with Makino or not, to quickly create an NC program using a conversational control interface. Once a program is created, it can also be viewed and edited using the model plan system quite familiar to long-time Makino users. All Makino sinkers ordered new will have the MGH5 control with MPG.