Mazak Newsroom

April 2019

Technology Plus Innovation Equals Productivity for Mazak

Mazak recently received the prestigious Top Plant Award from Plant Engineering magazine. The award recognized all that we've accomplished at our Florence, Kentucky, plant, and I’d like to take this time to share what we've done.

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Mazak Northeast Event to Feature Advanced Technology and Skilled-Labor Networking

Mazak will host a special Discover More with Mazak™ Technology + Education event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on May 14-16, 2019. Manufacturers in the region can explore advanced technologies designed to address their practical application challenges with enhanced precision, flexibility and productivity. Attendees also will have opportunities to network with skilled labor and representatives of local machining education programs.

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This Spring, Mazak Meets Innovation in San Francisco

Mazak Corporation has long been dedicated to supporting the growth of high-tech innovation and manufacturing excellence on the West Coast, including offices mere miles from the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California. And this year, the company will demonstrate its continued commitment to the region and its diverse industries – including semiconductor fabrication, aerospace, medical devices, construction, agriculture and more – with the grand opening of a new 10,000-square-foot San Francisco Technical Center in nearby Fremont.

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Mazak Showcases Large Part Production and Advanced CNCs at WMTS

At WMTS 2019 in Booth 213, Mazak Canada will offer live demonstrations of Multi-Tasking capabilities and SmoothG controls to attendees in industries including oil and gas. Machine demonstrations will feature two machines manufactured in the company's award-winning Florence, Kentucky facility.

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Mazak Continues to Expand Customer Support Network with New Florida Facility

FLORENCE, Ky., April 8, 2019 – In line with its on-going dedication to customer support, Mazak will open a new Florida Technical Center centrally located in the Orlando area to serve manufacturers of all sizes throughout the state, including Florida’s “space coast,” Tampa and Jacksonville regions. The new facility will provide local and immediate access to demonstrations of the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies along with sales, service, application and training support.

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March 2019

Bridging the Skills Gap with MAZATROL

Mazak has spent decades perfecting its human-machine interfaces (HMI), seeking at every opportunity to simplify the operation of our machines and streamline the learning process for new operators. This effort has included everything from new machine controls to the Progressive Learning program we offer at Technology and Technical Centers across North America. Perhaps the most important element of our mission to fill the skills gap, however, is MAZATROL, the industry’s leading conversational programming language for CNC machining.

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Shop Roots Out Long Set Up Times with Advanced Automation

Erik Anderson, president and CEO of Basin Precision Machining LLC, has determined that setups are the root of all evil when it comes to manufacturing productivity. They cause part variations, downtime, and high-percentage scrap rates. And like many other shops, Basin, too, faced the challenge of long and complex job setups—until the Jefferson, WI-based shop fought back with automation.

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Artificial Intelligence Makes Spindle Health Monitoring a Reality

Spindle downtime costs money in more ways than one. The failure of a single machine can take down an entire cell or disable a multi-machine production process. Downtime also can lead to a pattern of missed commitments that harms supplier/customer relationships. But without the ability to analyze spindle behavior and predict approaching failures, shops can find themselves in the middle of large, deadline-sensitive jobs with out-of-commission equipment, waiting for replacement parts that could take weeks to arrive. Rather than compromise profitability, shops need a maintenance program that anticipates problems – and new digital monitoring technologies can help screen out these avoidable setbacks.

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Mazak Further Expands Processing Flexibility With HYBRID FSW

Some of the biggest challenges in manufacturing involve joining pieces of metal without altering their microstructure, creating substantial heat-affected zones, applying filler material or making the metal porous, especially where vastly different shapes and dissimilar metals come together. As Mazak continues to advance the flexible talents of its HYBRID Multi-Tasking machines, one of the newest – and most innovative – of these capabilities lies in friction stir welding (FSW), a technology that addresses these joining challenges with new approaches that weren't readily available just a few years ago. Best of all, Mazak combines FSW technology – which produces better welds than conventional methods – with conventional part machining capabilities for complete part processing on one highly productive multi-tasking platform.

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Multi-Tasking: What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!

Multi-Tasking machine tool technology has revolutionized manufacturing and continues to play a critical role in today’s truly progressive shops. Besides the amazing gains in productivity, Multi-Tasking technology has catapulted shops, especially smaller ones, to levels where they can easily machine the most complex parts in the world and do so cost-effectively.

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February 2019

Mazak Distributor Magnum Precision Opens New Facility

FLORENCE, Ky., February 7, 2019 – Mazak distributor Magnum Precision Machines, serving Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, West Texas and parts of Northern Mexico, will host a special grand opening to celebrate its new, Arizona headquarters located in Phoenix. Scheduled for March 26-27, 2019, the event will feature advanced live machine demonstrations and facility tours from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Mazak Distributor Magnum Precision Opens New Facility

FLORENCE, Ky., February 7, 2019 – Mazak distributor Magnum Precision Machines, serving Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, West Texas and parts of Northern Mexico, will host a special grand opening to celebrate its new, Arizona headquarters located in Phoenix. Scheduled for March 26-27, 2019, the event will feature advanced live machine demonstrations and facility tours from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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January 2019

Mazak Spotlights Cost-Effective High-Production Solutions at PMTS 2019

FLORENCE, Ky., January 16, 2019 – Mazak Corporation will showcase its machine tool solutions for medium to high-volume small-parts applications at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) 2019. The company will give visitors the opportunity to experience the DONE IN ONE® capabilities of the HQR-150MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center and the versatile QTG-50 Gang-Tooling CNC Turning Center at booth #3077 in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, April 2-4.

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Mazak to Invest $8.5 Million in Kentucky Manufacturing Operations

FLORENCE, Ky., January 15, 2019 – 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.

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