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Mazak June 2-4 Midwest Open House Promises Discovery For Attendees

19. March 2015

Mazak will host a Discover More With Mazak™ event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, June 2 through 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The advanced manufacturing event will showcase more than 20 of Mazak’s latest machine tools, with several featuring the company’s new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY platform. Special presentations on additive manufacturing, ancillary machine tool equipment and MTConnect will round out the event.    

The broad range of machine tool demonstrations at the event will allow attendees to experience the latest advancements in Multi-Tasking, 5-axis, milling, turning, automation and CNC technologies for all metalworking sectors. Mazak applications experts will also be available during the demonstrations to discuss part-processing optimization.

Designed for small parts production, Mazak’s new UNIVERSAL Milling and UNIVERSAL Turning products are said to raise the quality and productivity standards of value-based CNC milling and turning machines. Event attendees will get to see several of these machines in action, including the VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400A 5X, VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400T Vertical Machining Center with Turning function, and VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 500A with a twin-pallet changer.    

Larger part processing will be demonstrated on machines that include the INTEGREX e-1600V/10S, HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS 6800-II, MULTIPLEX 6300Y, SLANT TURN NEXUS 500M and VERTICAL TRAVELING COLUMN 200C.   

Mazak will also showcase its new MAZATROL SmoothX CNC on the INTEGREX i-200, VARIAXIS i-600 and INTEGREX e-1600V/10S. The company engineered the CNC to offer maximum speeds that are four times faster than previous-generation controls. It also coincides with Mazak’s new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming to metal removal to data collection. As a result, according to Mazak, manufacturers will be able to dramatically shorten machine cycle times, enhance simultaneous 5-axis operations, and benefit from other new features and functions.    

A special additive manufacturing display will focus on the company’s recently announced INTEGREX i-400AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine. According to Mazak, attendees will see how this turnkey solution represents an innovative alternative to conventional part processing in terms of design and machining. 

Mazak designed the INTEGREX i-400AM primarily for small lot production of very difficult-to-machine materials such as those used in the aerospace, energy and medical industries. With its additive capability, the machine can more easily generate/clad near-net-shape component features then quickly complete them via high-precision finish machining operations.  

Throughout the event, attendees will be able to connect with several of Mazak’s Value Inspired Partners to discuss the latest ancillary machine tool equipment for creating total manufacturing solutions. These partners will also host a variety of sessions on ways attendees can enhance productivity using their equipment. 

In addition to the machine tool demonstrations and partner presentations, attendees can participate in technical seminars on how to improve factory utilization using the MTConnect open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol.

Registration for the Discover More With Mazak event at the Midwest Technology Center by visiting www.mazakusa.com/moremidwest

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