Mazak Newsroom

September 2023

Mazak SYNCREX Takes Swiss-style Turning to New Levels

Mazak’s Kentucky-built SYNCREX Series – the company’s entry into the Swiss-style turning machine market – provides shops a feature-rich machine platform that meets the growing demand for both low-mix/high-volume production and high-mix/low-volume production. While they are especially adept at machining complex, unconventional parts, the machines in the series can also run any part that could be turned on a standard lathe.

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August 2023

Automation is the Rule Not the Exception

Whether or not shops want to admit it, automation is the path forward for manufacturing. As skilled labor shortages continue to plague our industry and consumer demand surges, automation is necessary to increase the output of existing workforces and expanding production capacity to meet customer needs. Additionally , automation ensures process consistency, improves quality, can enhance safety, helps lower overall costs and reduces the risk of scrap.

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July 2023

NextGen Cars Mean Next-Generation Machining Strategy for Team Penske

The establishment of NextGen cars in the NASCAR Cup Series has had a profound impact at Team Penske. As a result of the rules and requirements surrounding those cars, the team went from building all of its own cars on site and manufacturing the majority of the components for those cars to basically purchasing off-the-shelf cars.

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Mazak to Highlight Advanced Machine Tools and Automation at CMTS 2023

Canadian manufacturers who want to boost their machining productivity and profitability will experience high-efficiency precision from Mazak solutions at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) from September 25-28 in booth #1217.

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Mazak MegaStir Brings Advanced Joining Technology to FABTECH 2023

As a pioneer in friction stir welding (FSW) technology, Mazak MegaStir will display some of its latest developments for that advanced joining process at FABTECH 2023 in the Mazak Optonics booth A3502. Among those developments are the company’s dynamic and intelligent FSW toolholders and its recently released line of diamond FSW tool tips. Dynamic holders support older legacy machines, while intelligent holders provide connectivity for process feedback, and the diamond tipped tools enhance FSW performance and extend tool life.

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Mazak Provides Competitive Edge for Manufacturers at DISCOVER 2023

Mazak will host DISCOVER 2023 the week of October 9-13 at its North American headquarters in Florence, Kentucky. The largest private manufacturing event in North America, DISCOVER 2023 will feature four action areas of live machine tool demonstrations and highlight automation and advanced digital solutions designed to give manufacturers a competitive advantage. Anchored by the theme “Learn more. Do more. Make more.,” DISCOVER offers visitors the opportunity to experience and learn about a wide range of new Mazak Multi-Tasking, high production, advanced manufacturing technology and job shop solutions.

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May 2023

Mazak’s Dan Janka Brings a Lifetime of Manufacturing Experience to AMT Chairman Position

With experience in the manufacturing industry dating back to the age of 13, Mazak President Dan Janka once again has accepted the position of chairman of the board of The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Janka, an AMT member since 2005, last served as chairman in 2010. He retired from the board in 2013, but remained an active committee member and attended the association’s forecasting conferences.

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January 2023

G-Code and Conversational – MAZATROL Does it All

Industrial machining computer numerical control (CNC) programming language has evolved through many iterations since its inception in the 1950s. Standardized in the early 1960s by the Electronic Industries Alliance as RS-247-D and now known as EIA/ISO machine programming – or G-code – it has become the foundational and most widely used protocol for precision control of vertical and horizontal machining centers, lathes and additive 3D printers, detailing every movement and action necessary to produce parts ranging from the simple to the unfathomably complex.

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