News Releases

December 2018

Mazak to Open New Technical Center in San Francisco

FLORENCE, Ky., December 10, 2018 – With its sights set on further strengthening customer support, especially for those in the high-tech industries, Mazak Corporation has announced it will open a new Mazak San Francisco Technical Center. The new facility will service manufacturers in the Bay Area as well as those in Northern California and portions of Nevada.

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Mazak Advances HYBRID Technology with MegaStir Acquisition

FLORENCE, Ky., December 3, 2018 – Mazak Corporation has announced its acquisition of MegaStir, a supplier of friction stir welding (FSW) tools and technology located in Provo, Utah. With the acquisition, Mazak continues to expand and build upon its HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine Technology. The new Mazak MegaStir will provide further system advancements and evolve into an FSW technology center. A resident FSW machine in Provo as well as in other Mazak Technology Centers will provide customers the potential for real manufacturing solutions in a Done in OneÒ capacity.

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November 2018

Mazak Congratulates Joey Logano and Team Penske on Championship Win

Mazak Corporation, a Team Penske technical sponsor, congratulates owner Roger Penske, driver Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion on winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, securing the team's second Cup Series title.

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Mazak Boosts VTC-300C Performance With MAZATROL SmoothG Control

Mazak Corporation has further enhanced the exceptionally productive VTC-300C Vertical Machining Center with the addition of the MAZATROL SmoothG CNC and its suite of SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY software solutions. The new control complements the VTC-300C’s full traveling-column design, automatic tool changer and powerful 40-taper spindle, all of which combine to enable fast cycle times and accurate machining for extremely long and heavy workpieces in industries such as construction, agriculture and energy production.

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September 2018

Mazak Showcases Comprehensive Automation Solutions at IMTS 2018

FLORENCE, Ky., September 6, 2018 – At IMTS 2018, Mazak Corporation will give visitors the opportunity to experience the company’s full range of automation solutions. In booths #338300 and #432000, Mazak will demonstrate how automation can be used alongside its advanced machine tool technology to achieve lights-out, unmanned operations for either high-volume/low-mix or low-volume/high-mix production environments.

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August 2018

Mazak Canada Hosts Discover Automation Education Event

On November 8-9, 2018, Mazak Canada will host a two-day Discover Automation Education Event focusing on how to automate low to medium-volume/high-mix machining production. The event, to be held at the Mazak Canada Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, will feature live presentations of several different automated systems and related technologies on the Centre’s demonstration floor.

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Mazak Spotlights SMOOTH Solutions With New Digital Technology Plaza at IMTS

In its South Hall booth #338300 at IMTS, Mazak will highlight its comprehensive suite of digital SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY solutions and network connectivity options in a new section called the Digital Technology Plaza. With this new booth area, Mazak will demonstrate its continued dedication to helping customers achieve full digital connectivity for process monitoring and optimization.

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June 2018

Mazak to Unveil HOT WIRE HYBRID Multi-Tasking Technology at IMTS 2018

Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced the start of assembly operations at its latest production facility in Inabe City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The company celebrated the completion of the initial construction phase of its sixth Japanese Mazak facility and 11th worldwide with an open house event attended by customers and distributors from across Japan and, via the Mazak International Machine Tool Association (MIMTA) tour program, around the world.

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May 2018

Mazak Launches Assembly Operations at New Plant in Inabe Japan

Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced the start of assembly operations at its latest production facility in Inabe City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The company celebrated the completion of the initial construction phase of its fifth Japanese Mazak facility and 10th worldwide with an open house event attended by customers and distributors from across Japan and, via the Mazak International Machine Tool Association (MIMTA) tour program, around the world.

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Mazak Congratulates Team Penske on 17th Indy 500 Victory

In support of the local Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA), Mazak’s Midwest Technology Center hosted the 27th annual 2018 Precision Machining Competition, which honors excellence in precision machining skills among Illinois high school students. At the awards ceremony Thursday evening, May 10, TMA presented 52 students with first, second and third-place awards in six machining categories.

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Mazak Midwest Technology Center Hosts 27th Annual Precision Machining Competition

In support of the local Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA), Mazak’s Midwest Technology Center hosted the 27th annual 2018 Precision Machining Competition, which honors excellence in precision machining skills among Illinois high school students. At the awards ceremony Thursday evening, May 10, TMA presented 52 students with first, second and third-place awards in six machining categories.

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Mazak Spotlights HYBRID Multi-Tasking in Second Booth at IMTS 2018

At the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), Mazak will feature its advanced HYBRID Multi-Tasking technologies in booth #432000 in the West Hall and 30 of its newest machine tool and automation systems in the South Hall, booth #338300. New to the South Hall booth this year is the Mazak Digital Plaza, a special area for visitors to experience innovations such as SMOOTH Link, the Mazak SmartBox and other powerful SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY digital solutions.

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Brian Papke Inducted into Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame

Brian Papke, chairman of manufacturing technology leader Mazak Corporation, has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame. He accepted the award in April at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky, where he delivered heartfelt remarks that credited Mazak’s customers and its employees for the company’s decades of success across North America.

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April 2018

Mazak’s New HCR-5000S Specializes in 5-Axis, High-Speed Aluminum Machining

Mazak’s new HCR-5000S 5-axis, single-table (S) Horizontal Machining Center provides the aerospace and semiconductor/high-tech industries with numerous technological innovations for efficient small- to mid-sized aluminum component processing.

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Mazak Expands Leadership Roles to Support Growing Sales

As Mazak Corporation continues to make North American shops more productive with its advanced manufacturing technology, the company has leveraged its rising sales to further support the growth of its customers across the continent. To meet North American manufacturers’ ever-changing needs, Mazak has made organizational changes aimed at empowering customers with Rock Solid services and support.

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Mazak Partners with Austin Cindric at Texas

Team Penske announced today that Mazak Corporation will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford Mustang driven by Austin Cindric for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 7.

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March 2018

Mazak Showcases Automation and Machining Solutions at MMTS 2018

At the 2018 Montréal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS), Mazak Corporation will show its automation and machine tool solutions in action, including a simulation of advanced robot machining techniques and live demonstrations on the VC-500A/5X Vertical Machining Center equipped with the optional 15,000-rpm spindle and 60-tool magazine.

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Mazak’s MPP System Adds Compact Automation to the HCN-5000

The HCN-5000, Mazak’s world-class horizontal machining center, is now available with the company’s Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP) System, a basic automation solution in a compact footprint. Thanks to the innovative MPP System, shops that lack the floor space necessary to accommodate a conventional linear horizontal pallet stocker now have the ability to automate for continuous unmanned, lights-out operations.

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Mazak Introduces the UD-400/5X for Micro-Precise High-Speed Machining

Mazak’s new Ultimate Die & Mold (UD) 400/5X Vertical Machining Center delivers incredibly precise 5-axis machining in a small footprint platform. Ideal for applications ranging from medical and dental instruments to mold and die components and beyond, the machine sports a rigid base and double-column symmetrical construction that allow its state-of-the-art spindle to reach the highest levels of precision and speed.

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February 2018

Mazak to Showcase Cost-effective Hybrid Multi-Tasking at RAPID + TCT 2018

Mazak will present the company’s HYBRID approach to additive manufacturing at this year’s RAPID + TCT Conference and Expo that takes place April 23 – 26 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. At the event in booth 2004, Mazak engineers will demonstrate how the Mazak VC-500 AM (additive manufacturing) HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine combines full 5-axis capability and additive technology to revolutionize product design, reduce time to market and cut R&D costs.

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Mazak Set to Inspire at 2018 Smart Manufacturing Event

Mazak has been designated by SME and The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) as a founding partner for The Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018. The event will take place April 30 – May 2 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and will provide insight and information about the latest manufacturing and transformative technologies to manufacturers seeking to boost productivity, increase sales, improve efficiency and reduce costs.

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Mazak Customer Hosts President Trump

Longtime Mazak customer Sheffer Corporation welcomed President Donald Trump into its facility for a special visit on February 5. Touting his tax reform efforts, President Trump gave a speech at the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company that earned recognition from the White House after it used a forthcoming tax break to provide each of its 126 employees with a $1,000 bonus.

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January 2018

Mazak Compact Simultaneous 5-axis Machine Features Auto Work Changer

Mazak’s versatile VARIAXIS i-300 simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining center is now even more flexible and efficient with the addition of a high-capacity Auto Work Changer (AWC). Designed for automated small- to medium-size part-processing operations, the new VARIAXIS i-300 AWC excels in machining aluminum and other nonferrous metals for a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, medical and automotive.

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