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2020 Vol. 1

Mazak’s New Spindle Rebuild Facility: A Spindle Production Powerhouse

The spindle is the heart of a machine tool, and we know how much you depend on your machine’s spindle performance to meet your overall production and business goals. At Mazak, we build and repair spindles better than anyone else. So, expanding our already industry-leading Spindle Rebuild Department to make it a spindle production powerhouse is one of our top priorities. The new facility is currently under construction on Mazak’s Kentucky campus. Once it’s complete, we’ll be able to get you the spindles you need faster than ever before, minimizing downtime and helping your shop stay productive and profitable.

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Mazak, Building Bridges to the Final Frontier

At Mazak, we’re proud to provide manufacturing technology that companies around the world use to build the products and infrastructure of the future. Our machine tools cut parts that appear on racetracks and in undersea oil wells, on airplanes overhead and wastewater systems below.

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Overcoming Challenges With Mazak Digital Solutions

When discussing the role of digital technology in manufacturing, many commentators outside the industry talk about it as the future. Shop owners and manufacturers, however, know that the future is already here. In this new digital age, shops must merge advanced technology and manufacturing. They’re applying innovative solutions on the factory floor as more advanced materials and complex part features find their way into everyday products. And to help shops navigate this merger, Mazak created SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY and a full suite of Mazak digital solutions.

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Case Study: North Star Technical, Inc.

In Hamilton, Ontario, just south of Toronto in the province’s industrial heart, North Star Technical Inc. has earned a sterling reputation for customer service since its founding in 1986 based on the solid foundation of its family-owned business. In a city filled with CNC machining and repair shops, this job shop has differentiated itself from the crowd with specialized areas of expertise and close customer relationships, all backed by advanced machine tool technology.

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What You Missed at DISCOVER 2019

Visitors who joined the Mazak team at our Florence, Kentucky-based headquarters experienced the state-of-the-art technology designed to meet the challenges of modern manufacturing – and if you were unable to join us this year, you missed our biggest and best show yet. We celebrated 100 years of bringing the spirit of Together Success to our customers and partners around the world, and we had the opportunity to showcase how we’re working together with you to discover even more in the years to come.

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2020 Vol. 2

Reshoring Goes Viral

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new normal and caused us to re-think how we live and work. In a recent episode of Mazak’s All Axes podcast, the Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser points out that the crisis has uncovered the risk and limitations of global supply chain models and discusses solutions on how we can fix it with advanced domestic manufacturing.

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Whirlwind Propellers

In El Cajon, California, Whirlwind Propellers wanted to grow and expand its product offerings. But outsourcing the machining of its propeller hub assembly components took more time and came at a higher cost, resulting in stifled new product design. That is, until the shop incorporated Multi-Tasking machine technology into its part-production operations.

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Roswell Marine

Roswell Marine, a Rockledge, Florida-based manufacturer and supplier to the sport and recreational watercraft industry, needed a solution to maintain its edge in a competitive industry. The right solution ended up being the acquisition of additional technology. This allowed the shop to step up its in-house CNC machining capabilities with Mazak equipment.

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COVID-19 Survival Kit for Manufacturers

We’re doubling down on our support of our customers during these challenging times. As part of that effort, we’ve created a survival kit that contains resources for important things to consider as we move forward toward reopening our economy.

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Lowest Life-cycle Costs vs. Lowest Price

For manufacturers overseeing major capital investments, understanding the true cost of a product or service can be difficult. Although it’s much easier, making purchasing decisions based on the bottom-line price alone is a little short-sighted.

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2020 Vol. 3

Manufacturers From Around the World Explored New Technology During First All Axes LIVE

When Mazak's All Axes LIVE online event series launched on August 11, 2020, it pioneered an unprecedented new paradigm in customer engagement for manufacturers from across the country and around the world, with in-depth, real-time access to Mazak's latest technologies and advanced expertise.

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Mazak to Open New Edmonton Technical Center in Canada

Mazak continues its unwavering support for Canadian customers with the official opening of a new Edmonton, Alberta, Technical Center in September 2020, providing direct sales, service, customer demonstrations, application and training support under one roof. This new 7,200-sq.-ft. Technical Center makes Mazak the only machine tool OEM with a facility in Western Canada.

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Mazak Helps Kentucky Manufacturer Produce Surface Disinfection System

AquiSense Technologies pioneered a new surface disinfection system for healthcare PPE, but without a workable prototype, the device couldn't roll into production. Mazak's Florence, Kentucky manufacturing facility stepped up to produce prototype designs in under two weeks, and also offered suggestions to ready the project for production at scale.

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New VARIAXIS C-600 Eases Transition to Multi-Tasking With Next-Generation Mazak CNC

The user-friendly VARIAXIS C-600 Vertical Machining Center debuted at All Axes LIVE on August 11. This powerful, efficient machine represents a solid first step into simultaneous 5-axis machining that eases shops into the technology and easily integrates automation. The MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC, the industry’s first dedicated Multi-Tasking and 5-axis CNC, provides advanced programming functions for approachable ease of use and repeatable high-accuracy performance.

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Ketchie Inc. Goes All in On Mazak Quality for Greater Productivity

North Carolina's Ketchie Inc. takes its role as a precision machine shop seriously, and MAZATROL conversational programming helps its new operators get up to speed quickly. To increase part quality, production efficiency and output, Ketchie standardized on Mazak equipment, and boosted spindle uptime significantly.

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