With an aggressive plan in place, Mazak Corporation has announced it will invest $8.5 million in new manufacturing technology for its Florence, Kentucky, Mazak iSmart Factory operations. The investment encompasses the installation of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing cell with fully automated storage and retrieval system, six of Mazak’s most advanced machine tools and several Mazak SMOOTH Technologies – all of which will allow the company to satisfy growing customer demand and provide the shortest possible turnaround times.
In its South Hall booth #338300 at IMTS, Mazak will highlight its comprehensive suite of digital SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY solutions and network connectivity options in a new section called the Digital Technology Plaza. With this new booth area, Mazak will demonstrate its continued dedication to helping customers achieve full digital connectivity for process monitoring and optimization.
Mazak will further expand its Multi-Tasking technology when it unveils the new VC-500A/5X AM HWD Multi-Tasking Machine at IMTS 2018 in the company’s second Additive Manufacturing booth #432000 in the West Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago. As with all of Mazak’s growing models of HYBRID technology, the new machine offers manufacturers part processing capabilities beyond those of conventional multi-tasking to reduce lead times and part costs, increase machining accuracy and part quality and achieve even higher levels of productivity, flexibility and profitability. Mazak continues to evolve its original Done In One Multi-Tasking concept with new combined processes focused on improved throughput via the completion of parts in simple single steps.
Mazak will host its annual Discover More With Mazak™ Event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 2 – 4.
Mazak will host a special Discover More with Mazak™ Technology and Learning event at its San Francisco facility in Milpitas, California, March 15 – 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will center on the particular needs of Silicon Valley shops as well as those of the local area manufacturing community in general.
At PMTS 2017, taking place April 25 – 27 in Columbus, Ohio, Mazak will showcase several machining solutions that enable shops to cost effectively achieve huge gains in productivity.
As one of the newest members of Mazak’s additive machine family, the VARIAXIS j-600AM (Additive Manufacturing) Vertical Machining Center features an innovative Wire Arc-type metal deposition system. The technology takes the additive process to whole new levels in terms of speed, allowing shops to quickly and easily grow part features then employ the machine’s advanced 5-axis multi-surface subtractive capabilities to produce high-precision parts complete in single setups.
The new Mazak VTC-805E Vertical Traveling Column Machining Center brings high versatility and productivity to those shops that need to tackle long and/or heavy parts. The machine combines an increased Y-axis stroke, long bed/table size, high spindle speed and torque and Mazak’s new SmoothG CNC control for efficient, powerful machining.
Mazak continues to fortify its industry leadership in HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine technology with the introduction of its new INTEGREX i-200S AM (Additive Manufacturing). With an innovative multi-laser deposition system, the machine provides both additive and subtractive capabilities. Shops can not only turn, mill and drill, but also build part features and perform laser marking all on the same machine and in single setups for DONE IN ONE® production.