Florence, Kentucky, December 18, 2012 – Mazak continues to actively support MTConnect, and one of the many ways in which the company backs this open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol is through awareness. On Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. ET, Mazak will host a free webinar that examines how this protocol can help Mazak customers improve the utilization of their manufacturing equipment and boost productivity.
Florence, Kentucky, December 13, 2012 – Mazak Corporation today announced its National Service Department and Training Department will move into the company's expanded National Technology Center & Center for Multi-Tasking and Manufacturing Excellence in Florence, Kentucky, effective December 18, 2012. All customer training courses will be conducted in the new larger facility beginning the week of January 7, 2013.
Florence, Kentucky, November 19, 2012 – At the 2013 Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West Show, taking place Feb. 12 – 14 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, Mazak will demonstrate how its advanced Multi-Tasking and 5-axis technologies can accurately machine small, highly complex medical parts and significantly reduce design-to-market time for quickly fulfilling patient needs.
Florence, Kentucky, November 14, 2012 – At the 2012 International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS), taking place Dec. 6 – 8 in Indianapolis, Ind., Mazak and its Indiana and Kentucky distributor Shelton Machinery will join forces in booth 2415. The companies will demonstrate how Mazak’s advanced Multi-Tasking machine tools can meet the urgent demands and just-in-time logistics that drive race teams, car builders and performance part suppliers.
Florence, Kentucky, November 13, 2012 – Manufacturing for the motorsports industry requires consistency, precision, speed and performance gained from advanced machine tool technology. At the 2012 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show, taking place Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Orlando, Fla., Mazak will demonstrate how its innovative manufacturing solutions can keep motorsports manufacturing shops out in front and ahead of the competition.
Every machine tool company designs their machine controls differently, using varying communication methods. Therefore, MTConnect exists to try and set the standard communication method for retrieving data from such manufacturing equipment.
At age 16, Tony Nguyen (Nuyen) - cofounder of Fullerton, CA's SoCal Precision Machining, Inc. - was one of the approximately 500,000 Vietnamese boat people who escaped communist Vietnam by way of Indonesia and eventually immigrated to the United States.
Florence, Kentucky, November 5, 2012 – Mazak Corporation is hosting a special “Discover More with Mazak” manufacturing event at its Southwest Technology Center in Houston, Texas on Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to present breakthrough advancements for overcoming part-production challenges within a variety of industries, including energy and aerospace.
The surge in oil and gas directional drilling has business booming at Taylor Oilfield Manufacturing Inc. The Broussard, LA, shop manufactures key components for mud motors, which have revolutionized directional well drilling. These devices, powered by liquid force pumped down to them in a well, turn well-drilling bits and make long-distance angled and even horizontal well drilling possible.
Grady Cope, president and founder of Reata Engineering and Machine Works in Englewood, Colorado, had an opportunity most shop owners don't enjoy. He recently visited numerous other job shops and contract manufacturing companies. Making these visits was part of his duties as chairman of the executive committee at the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) during his term in office, 2010-2011.
Valent Aerostructures (Kansas City, MO) meticulously selects every machine tool purchase it makes, and only those machines that provide the perfect combination of reliability, production value and lowest cost per part, as well as the lowest cost of ownership, are even considered. A machine that makes it through the aerospace company's extensive in-house evaluation must then prove its worth as far as performance, accuracy and increased metal removal rates are concerned.
Florence, Kentucky, October 17, 2012 – Mazak Corporation's distributor Northwest Machine Technologies serving Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin has launched a new in-house automation division that will provide customers with complete robot integration services for their Mazak machines. With the added integration service, customers will further benefit from Mazak's comprehensive approach to automation solutions together with the local expert service and support from Northwest Machine Technologies to boost productivity through better machine utilization.
These highly successful events are designed to provide an open forum to discuss views of manufacturing strengths, opportunities and problems companies are facing today. The groups can then explore individual initiatives and solutions and have been found to increase asset utilization, reduce crashes and improve setup time. Regular meetings provide a cost effective way to seek out solutions to a wide variety of technical, educational and workforce issues.
Florence, Kentucky, October 16, 2012 – With digital simulation software, manufacturers can optimize their planning and production processes for improving their overall productivity and profitability. On November 14 at 2 p.m. ET, Mazak will host a webinar titled “Digital Simulation Software for Manufacturing” to demonstrate how a virtual manufacturing strategy can manage risks, improve time-to-market goals and reduce expensive downstream changes.
Several major milestones came into play at this year's IMTS, which ran Sept. 10 – 15 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Not only did the show itself bring in 100,200 attendees from all over the world, making it the most successful manufacturing event in more than a decade, Mazak brought more to the IMTS show floor than ever before.
Manufacturing cells that group together machine tools for processing components made from similar materials and families of parts are key to a lean environment, allowing manufacturers to better manage their workflow and ultimately operate faster and more productively. Daman Products Co., Inc., a leading hydraulic valve manifold shop based in Northern, Indiana, has long relied on manufacturing cells to achieve higher productivity levels, improve on-time delivery as well as increase its responsiveness to fluctuating market conditions.
In today's steadily growing and competitive manufacturing world where demands are high and increased quality, efficiency and productivity are critical for your success, you need a machine tool partner that can quickly deliver the best solution for your business.
This is especially true if you are an avid outdoor enthusiast, as Lifetime makes such products as swing sets, lawn chairs, picnic tables, storage sheds, kayaks, tent trailers, and basketball hoops, to name a few.
Ontario, Canada, August 28, 2012 - Mazak Canada has long offered a comprehensive learning program to assist its manufacturing partners in operating highly productive, profitable businesses. Over the next six months, the company is further enhancing its curriculum by hosting several new MATRIX and SMART CNC programming courses for its customers at the Mazak Canada Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ontario, and through its distribution partner Machine Toolworks, Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta.
Florence, Kentucky, August 22, 2012 - The Northern Kentucky International Trade Association, a program of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, recently awarded Mazak Corporation with a 2012 Greater Cincinnati International Trade Award, recognizing the machine tool manufacturer as a champion in the area of global commerce.
Florence, Kentucky, August 14, 2012 - To meet the demands of its rapidly expanding market in the American Northeast, Mazak Corporation has hired a new account manager, Andrew Bagley, a seasoned mechanical engineer and machine tool expert.
Florence, Kentucky, July 23, 2012 - Innovation, efficiency and power are essential to precise and productive turbine blade manufacturing. With these three elements in mind, Mazak will host a webinar on August 8 at 2 p.m. EST that encompasses advanced solutions for overcoming production challenges unique to jet engine turbine blade machining.
Florence, Kentucky, July 3, 2012 - Mazak will spotlight more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the new INTEGREX i-100ST, a Multi-Tasking horizontal machining center that brings the high accuracy and productivity of the company's popular INTEGREX i Series into a smaller footprint that measures 119.2" (3,030 mm) x 98.2" (2,495 mm).
Florence, Kentucky June 21, 2012 - Mazak Corporation today announced that it will significantly expand the company's North American manufacturing plant in Florence, Kentucky. This expansion will allow for increased production and support of new and additional Mazak machine models in Kentucky, and increase the facility's potential production capacity to 200 machines per month to meet surging customer demands. Completion of the expansion is set for the Fall of 2013, though some facets will be completed by December 2012.
Florence, Kentucky, June 15, 2012 - Mazak will showcase more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the VORTEX 1060V/8, a highly productive vertical machining center that processes large, complex components in single setups, making it ideal for the aerospace and construction machinery industries.
Florence, Kentucky, June 15, 2012 - Mazak will showcase more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the INTEGREX e-670H II, a high productivity solution for processing large, complex shaft-type components utilized by several industries, including aerospace, construction machinery, energy and marine.
Florence, Kentucky, June 15, 2012 - Mazak will showcase more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the new SLANT TURN NEXUS 600M that efficiently tackles large-part turning applications such as oil field pipes, pipeline control valves, turbine wheels, aircraft and off-road parts and the production of power-generating components for the aerospace, oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries.
Florence, Kentucky, June 15, 2012 - Machine Toolworks, Inc., a leading distributor of Mazak machine tools and systems in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Canada, recently moved its headquarters to a larger, more advanced 10,000-squarefoot facility in Seattle, which serves the Pacific Northwest region. A grand opening of this new location is slated for July 25 and 26 and will include cutting demonstrations on various Mazak products.
Florence, Kentucky, June 11, 2012 - During IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., visitors to the Discover More With Mazak booth (S-8300) will experience Mazak's most advanced manufacturing systems and solutions developed for overcoming the specific part production challenges unique to industries such as aerospace, medical, energy, automotive, heavy equipment and contract manufacturing. The booth will also feature kiosks dedicated to specific industries where attendees can consult with expert Mazak applications engineers to gain valuable manufacturing insight and ideas for improving turning, milling, five-axis and multi-tasking processes as well as learn how automation can further boost productivity.
Florence, Kentucky, June 11, 2012 - Mazak will demonstrate the fast cycle times and superior surface finishes delivered by the VERTICAL CENTER NEXUS COMPACT in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Designed specifically to accurately and efficiently machine small, highly complex medical parts, this space-saving, high-speed, 5-axis vertical machining center exceeds the medical industry's growing demand for lean manufacturing and precision.
Florence, Kentucky, June 11, 2012 - Mazak will showcase more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the new versatile VARIAXIS i-700 5-axis machining center, which, in single setups, efficiently processes long workpieces and those requiring precision machined complex curved surfaces, such as on various aerospace, automotive and marine components.
Florence, Kentucky, June 11, 2012 - Mazak will showcase more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the new compact QUICK TURN SMART 100M, which is the newest member of the company's popular SMART Series of affordable CNC turning centers. It offers high levels of productivity, accuracy and reliability by reducing the number of setups typically required in high-production manufacturing environments.
Florence, Kentucky, June 11, 2012 - Mazak will spotlight more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the INTEGREX i-400ST, a Multi-Tasking horizontal machining center that employs two turning spindles, a milling spindle and lower turret so that manufacturers can process first and second operations simultaneously or perform required sequential operations on a single workpiece.
Florence, Kentucky, June 11, 2012 - Mazak will showcase the unsurpassed productivity and unattended production advantages of its new HYPER QUADREX 250MSY at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. For the first time at IMTS, the machine will be equipped with a bar feeder utilizing the MTConnect open communications protocol. Ideal for the automotive industry, this Multi-Tasking turning center delivers faster cycle times and better efficiencies than anything else in its class thanks to its advanced twin-spindle, twin turret machine construction.
Florence, Kentucky, June 11, 2012 - Akimitsu Nagae, Ph.D., Yamazaki Mazak Corporation Vice President of Engineering and Production, received the Eli Whitney Productivity Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for his leadership in the design and manufacture of machine tools and automation systems that enhance productivity and quality in manufacturing. Dr. Nagae was honored on June 4 during the International Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the SME's Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
Florence, Kentucky, June 7, 2012 - Following the recent expansion of the National Parts Center at its Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing campus, Mazak Corporation today announced another significant expansion, this time of its National Technology Center and Center for Multi-Tasking and Manufacturing Excellence. The expanded facility will provide customers with significantly enhanced applications support and training opportunities, as well as allow Mazak to demonstrate larger-size machines and create increased opportunities for process solutions including complete turnkey manufacturing systems.
Developing advanced manufacturing technologies is only part of what we do at Mazak to help you increase your productivity and profitability. As part of our comprehensive Optimum Plus customer service program, we offer world-class parts support to maximize the return on your machine tool investment. By stocking more than 50,000 unique part numbers, we are able to achieve 97% same-day delivery on all our orders.
Florence, Kentucky, May 22, 2012 - With the expansion of its North American Parts Center and Spindle Repair Department, Mazak Corporation continues to invest in the quality and strength of its Optimum Plus service and support program. Mazak will further meet customer needs as a result of the expansion and continue its commitment to always providing one of the industry's largest inventories of spare parts.
Florence, Kentucky, May 21, 2012 - Mazak will showcase more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II MY/LBB (long boring bar), which brings unmatched productivity and reduced cycle times across a wide range of long, large-diameter shaft-type part applications.
Florence, Kentucky, May 21, 2012 - Mazak will spotlight more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the INTEGREX i-630V that performs heavy-duty five-axis cutting via high-torque turning and milling spindles. This Multi-Tasking machine will be integrated with Mazak's pre-engineered PALLETECH manufacturing system to demonstrate complete Done-In-One unattended part production.
Florence, Kentucky, May 21, 2012 - Mazak will showcase more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, taking place Sept. 10 - 15 in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the INTEGREX i-200S, which efficiently and accurately processes mid-size complex components through twin turning spindles and a milling spindle with the power of a vertical machining center spindle.
Florence, Kentucky May 21, 2012 - Mazak Corporation, a Penske Racing technical sponsor, congratulates Ryan Briscoe and other Team Penske drivers on their winning performances at the qualifying rounds for this year's Indianapolis 500. Briscoe won the pole position for the upcoming 96th running of the Indy 500, while fellow team members Will Power and Helio Castroneves secured strategic starting positions in the second row.
Ontario, Canada, May 14, 2012 - Mazak Canada recently added three new direct service technicians to its western Canada operations to further support the continuous upswing of manufacturing business throughout the region.
Florence, Kentucky, May 1, 2012 - Mazak has long served the oil and gas industry, continuously developing solutions that tackle the toughest manufacturing challenges. The company will further demonstrate its ongoing commitment to this sector by hosting a Discover More With Mazak Open House at its Southwest Technology Center in Houston, Texas. At the event, taking place June 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Mazak will unveil its new SLANT TURN NEXUS 600 and demonstrate how advanced manufacturing systems paired with expert guidance can meet the growing production needs of the energy sector while boosting profitability.
Reata Engineering and Machine Works in Englewood, Colorado, took a huge leap of faith when it acquired its first multi-tasking machine. None of the shop’s highly skilled machinists had any experience with such an advanced machine, but the shop was confident that multi-tasking would significantly reduce part setups and eliminate having to use multiple machines in processing the shop’s highly complex parts, in particular, components for peristaltic pumps used in the medical field.
We all know time is money in today's highly competitive manufacturing landscape, and no shop owner can afford to let machine tools sit idle. One way to keep your machine spindle working while additional setups or unloading operations are taking place is through pallet changing.
Specializing in high and low volume work, close tolerance machining and leak testing of aluminum castings for the automotive industry, Metal Technologies has spent the past 14 years developing its niche as a second-tier supplier to leading car and truck manufacturers. The company attributes much of its successes to fully automated manufacturing cells that utilize advanced machine tools from top suppliers such as Mazak.
More than a third of a century old. Precision Tech was formed more than 35 years ago by two young brothers, Tom at the age of 25 and Terry, just 20 years young. In fact, Terry says, "My father had to co-sign our business license and loan because legally you had to be at least 21 years of age for signature authority."
If you have doubts about American manufacturers' ability to remain competitive in a global economy, you need to look no further than Innovative Precision. The company, based in beautiful Ogden, UT, opened for business in 1998. It was founded by Bryan Cardon at the mere age of 22, when most young men and women are more interested in fun, Facebook, and dating than building a successful business.
Even though the average person rarely notices them, valves play an important role in our daily life. Without valves, we couldn't turn on a faucet or gas stove. In fact, public utilities wouldn't exist and neither would fresh water or automatic heat in our homes.
Florence, Kentucky, April 11, 2012 - Mazak Corporation recently named Kevin Bates the new general manager for its Midwest operations. Bates will use his 15 years of management and technical sales experience within the machine tool industry to further support the continuous upswing of manufacturing business throughout the region.
During the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis, CORTEC Fluid Control, in Houma, Louisiana, was called upon to quickly supply two of its severe-service, extreme-pressure valve assemblies. These were needed on the ship that was dispatched to drill a relief well that eased the flow of oil from the spilling well so that repairs could be made. Working around the clock, the shop manufactured the assembly and delivered it in just two days. Typically, such an assembly would take weeks to produce.
Florence, Kentucky, April 6, 2012 - The Mazak INTEGREX i-200ST Multi-Tasking machine efficiently processes mid-size complex components. It offers versatility and high accuracy in a compact design as well as features twin spindles, a lower turret and milling spindle for unbeatable Done-In-One productivity.
Florence, Kentucky, April 2, 2012 - As part of its ongoing commitment to American manufacturing, Mazak will host a special three-day Discover More with Mazak open house at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Ill. Slated for June 26 - 28, the event will highlight the facility's recent 18,000-square-foot expansion, powerful cutting demonstrations on the latest productivity-improving machine tools and industry expert presentations. Mazak will also offer a sneak peek of its plans for IMTS 2012 and the expansion of its Kentucky manufacturing operations.
Florence, Kentucky, March 19, 2012 - The new VARIAXIS i-700 from Mazak is a full simultaneous 5-axis Multi-Tasking Vertical Machining Center that, in single setups, can efficiently process long workpieces as well as those requiring precision-machined complex profiled surfaces.
Florence, Kentucky March 12, 2012 - Mazak has long offered a comprehensive progressive learning program to assist its manufacturing partners in operating highly productive, profitable businesses. This month the company is further enhancing its curriculum with the introduction of its Discover Technology Webinar Series that easily connects manufacturers with industry experts on the latest machine tool trends.
Big-name automakers, heavy vehicle/truck manufacturers, as well as those producing marine craft, are all under pressure to develop engines that are more fuel-efficient and expel less harmful emissions. And most often, engine designers achieve these stringent efficiency goals using an emissions reduction technique known as Exhaust Gas Recirculation or EGR.
Ontario, Canada, March 1, 2012 - Mazak will host a special Discover More With Mazak event at its Canadian Headquarters and Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ontario on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. With a focus on aerospace, automotive, energy and job shop manufacturing, the event will pair expert guidance with advanced machine tool technology to help manufacturers maximize their productivity.
Florence, Kentucky, February 23, 2012 - The Mazak INTEGREX j-400 is a technologically innovative machine that provides Multi-Tasking capabilities for processing large and complex components. It performs 4-axis simultaneous machining with 5-axis tool tip positioning, providing significant advantages in productivity, accuracy and flexibility.
Instead of the intention of eliminating the human element from part manufacturing operations, Stark Industrial LLC, located in North Canton, Ohio, incorporates automation to achieve complete part processing control. Automation allows the shop’s highly trained machinists to focus more on inspection and other critical operations rather than consuming their valuable skills and time on menial tasks such as loading and unloading machines.
Windsor Locks, CT, February 14, 2012 - Aerospace and medical manufacturing continues to surge in the Northeast United States. To support that growth, Mazak Corporation is hosting a special Discover More With Mazak event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Conn., May 8, 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Local manufacturers, and those in town for the Mfg4 conference at the Connecticut Convention Center, are invited to discover how today's advanced manufacturing systems paired with expert guidance can meet the rapidly growing production needs of the aerospace, medical and other manufacturing sectors while boosting profitability.
Matt Dahms isn’t a doctor, but he attends several orthopedic shows every year, often conducts consultations with surgeons and is sometimes asked to be on-hand during orthopedic surgeries. Dahms is an engineer, machinist and the president of Oak View Tool Company LLC that designs, prototypes and manufactures special surgical cutting devices and orthopedic carbide tools. Keeping in close contact with its medical device OEM customers and surgeons is what allows the shop to set itself apart from the competition by continuously creating new and improved tools and devices that work more efficiently and are easier on the orthopedic surgeons that use them and, most critical, on the patients they treat.
Florence, Kentucky, January 10, 2012 – Mazak today announced that it has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Mazak maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011.