Mazak Newsroom

September 2022

Mazak Showcases Advanced Manufacturing With the VC-Ez 26 at IMTS 2022

Mazak took its Kentucky-built VC-Ez 26 Vertical Machining Center to the next level of advanced manufacturing technology at IMTS 2022. Along with the machine's rugged 40-taper spindle and full range of auto tool changer and chip/coolant management options, the VC-Ez 26 showed how virtually any shop can increase part processing capability with the addition of Friction Stir Welding.

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Mazak Brings Automation-Ready VC-Ez 20 to IMTS 2022

Mazak showcased automation solutions within the reach of virtually any shop with its demonstration of the Kentucky-built VC-Ez 20 Vertical Machining Center at IMTS 2022. The automation-ready machine's rugged 40-taper spindle and space-saving design offer unprecedented affordability, with a full range of spindle, auto tool changer and chip/coolant management options.

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Mazak Debuts New VC-Ez 16X with 5-Axis Vertical Machining at IMTS 2022

Mazak unveiled its new VC-Ez 16X Vertical Machining Center and MAZATROL SmoothEz5 CNC, the latest additions to the cost-effective, compact Ez Series at IMTS 2022. The new CNC enables the Kentucky-built VC-Ez 16X to process small complex parts via 3+2 or full 5-axis machining. The machine combines a rugged spindle and space-saving design with a full range of options to meet many production needs.

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Mazak VC-500A/5X AM (Additive Manufacturing) Hot Wire Deposition Took Center Stage at IMTS 2022

Mazak demonstrated the combined benefits of HYBRID Multi-Tasking and Hot Wire Deposition (HWD) part processing with the VC-500A/5X AM HWD at IMTS 2022. With capabilities beyond subtractive Multi-Tasking, the VC-500A/5X AM HWD reduces lead times and part costs, increases machining accuracy and part quality and provides even higher levels of productivity, flexibility and profitability.

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Mazak VC-500C/2PC Sports Inline Pallet Changer at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022, attendees saw how the compact design of the Mazak VC-500C/2PC Vertical Machining Center can increase production capabilities for small to medium part machining in a variety of industries. Shops can maintain continuous uninterrupted production via the 3-axis machine's inline two-pallet changer, with a rotary table mounted on one pallet and multiple vices on the second pallet to maximize spindle utilization.

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Mazak VARIAXIS i-800 NEO 5-Axis Machine Draws the Crowds at IMTS 2022

The Mazak VARIAXIS i-800 NEO Vertical Machining Center garnered much attention during IMTS 2022. The next generation machine offers shops an enhanced version of a popular 5-axis machine now equipped with a powerful CNC, faster machining cycle times, expanded workpiece capacities and more automation options the improve on every essential aspect of part production.

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Mazak Spotlights Enhanced VARIAXIS i-700 NEO With Two Pallet Changer at IMTS 2022

In Booth 338300 at IMTS 2022, Mazak showcased the full simultaneous 5-axis VARIAXIS i-700 NEO/2PC Multi-Tasking Vertical Machining Center with integrated 2-pallet changer that provides additional DONE IN ONE® part-processing versatility.

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Mazak SYNCREX Swiss-Style Machines Take Center Stage at IMTS

Mazak showcased the newest series within its ever-expanding machine tool technology portfolio at IMTS. During the show, the company demonstrated machines from its SYNCREX Swiss-style Series that encompasses models featuring seven, eight and nine-axis configurations and optimized for precision high-production of small parts.

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Mazak Advances DONE IN ONE® Output with QUICK TURN 250MSY at IMTS 2022

Mazak demonstrated the production excellence of its Kentucky-built QUICK TURN 250MSY Turning Center for DONE IN ONE® part production at IMTS 2022. The machine delivers outstanding part quality and volume for shops of all sizes.

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Mazak Spotlights Versatile, Affordable QT-Ez 8MY at IMTS 2022

To showcase versatile machining performance within the reach of any shop, Mazak demonstrated the Kentucky-designed and built QT-Ez 8MY Turning Center at IMTS 2022. Designed to give job shops and other manufacturers affordable access to Mazak technology and engineering expertise, the QT-Ez 8MY is a horizontal turning machine with an 8" chuck, milling and Y-axis off-centerline capabilities for Multi-Tasking functionality.

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Mazak Demonstrates High-Performance Multi-Tasking with INTEGREX j-200S at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022 in Booth 338300, Mazak highlighted the INTEGREX j-200S Multi-Tasking Machine with optimized CNC programming and hardware, high-speed servo systems and top ergonomics to produce complex medium-sized workpieces. For cost-effective high-performance turning and angular milling, the machine's integral spindle/motor headstock enables heavy-duty and high-speed cutting, while dual turning spindles and milling spindle process complete parts in single setups.

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Mazak INTEGREX i-450H ST Emphasizes Part-Processing Versatility at IMTS 2022

The Mazak INTEGREX i-450H ST Multi-Tasking Center showed its part-processing agility at IMTS 2022 in Booth 338300. With the power of a full CNC turning center and the versatility of a full-function machining center, the INTEGREX i-450H ST features a second turning spindle (S) for DONE IN ONE® machining, along with a milling spindle and lower turret (T) with optional rotary tool capabilities. The configuration minimizes fixturing, part handling and non-cut time to boost productivity.

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Mazak Features Multi-Tasking With the INTEGREX i-100HS at IMTS 2022

Mazak showcased the Multi-Tasking production of the INTEGREX i-100HS Multi-Tasking machine. The small-footprint machine provides simultaneous 5-axis capabilities along with maximum versatility, high precision, and throughput to complex part applications. The machine combines the abilities of a high-powered turning center and full-function machining center to produce small and medium-sized workpieces in single setups.

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Mazak Highlights Multi-Tasking with HQR-250MSY Turning Center at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022 in Booth 338300, Mazak’s HQR-250MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center dominated medium to high-volume unattended production with unequaled part processing opportunities and throughput. With enhanced DONE IN ONE® processing, the HQR-250MSY starts with raw material and completes complex parts in single setups.

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Mazak Spotlights HCN - 5000 NEO at IMTS 2022

Mazak highlighted the versatile benefits of its next-generation HCN-5000 NEO Horizontal Machining Center at IMTS 2022 in Booth 338300. The machine combines advanced technology and outstanding value with high-performance productivity to produce large, heavy parts from virtually any type of material. Its highly rigid construction and compensation ensure extended periods of precise machining.

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Mazak Showcases Heavy-Duty Machining with HCN-6800 NEO at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022 in Booth 338300, Mazak Corporation featured the power and versatility of the redesigned HCN-6800 NEO Horizontal Machining Center that provides fast, optimal solutions for precise high-volume machining of large parts. The NEO version upgrades Mazak’s popular HCN-6800 to a new level of efficiency and ease of use with improvements throughout, including a fully redesigned enclosure along with best-in-class standard and optional equipment.

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July 2022

Recruitment and Retention Hinge on Workforce Development Strategies

For our workforce development plan at Mazak, we applied well thought out strategies to how we approached job descriptions, compensation, training/advancement and work scheduling. All in an effort to improve our employee recruitment and retention.

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Mazak Puts the Strategy in Strategic Workforce Development

Each month 3 to 4.5 million employees quit their jobs, which costs their employers about 33% of the worker’s annual salary to replace them. Fortunately, the bulk of the reasons for such employee turnover is preventable when companies take a truly strategic approach to their workforce development programs.

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June 2022

May 2022

Mazak Announces Key Distribution Changes

Mazak has announced new distribution in Northern Ohio, Virginia, Southern West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Mazak Highlights Manufacturing Solutions for Every Shop at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022 in booth 338300, Mazak will show manufacturers how they can move their manufacturing operations forward with the company's latest innovations. Five pavilions will showcase solutions for job shops, advanced machining and high-production workflows.

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April 2022

Customer Challenge: Double Enveloping Worm Threading on a Multi-Tasking Machine

Recently, a customer challenged Mazak to develop a programming and machining solution for producing a variety of Double Enveloping Worm Threads. The customer not only wanted the solution to be user-friendly and provide the ability to adjust the thread geometry based on inspection data (such as a roll test with a Master Worm Gear) but to also allow for the use of common off-the-shelf cutters.

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Data drives the future at Knox Machinery

Finding and attracting the right talent can be hard, especially with a growing skills gap. Mazak Corporation is leading the region's charge for talent attraction and retention.

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Mazak Expands Ez Series With Two Additional Models

The Kentucky-built VC-Ez Series of vertical machining centers continues to grow. We’ve recently added two new models to this family of productive, space-saving and affordable machines that deliver the utmost in quality and reliability for virtually any shop. The new models are the VC-Ez 16 and VC-Ez 26, and available options include auto tool changer capacities, chip/coolant management solutions and a wide range of spindle configurations.

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All Axes Podcast: Dispelling the Fears and Misconceptions of Multi-Tasking

Mazak continues to prove itself as a pioneer in Multi-Tasking technology. Its machines allow you to process virtually any type of workpiece with one Mazak Multi-Tasking machine.

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Get It Done With Mazak NEO Horizontal Machining Centers

When the job calls for more parts, answer with a Mazak NEO model Horizontal Machining Center. These extremely reliable machines deliver greater performance, pack more features and handle longer, larger tools – all at a cost considerably lower than their predecessors.

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INTEGREX Means Multi-Tasking

The name INTEGREX is synonymous with Multi-Tasking, and Mazak offers the widest model selection and machine bed lengths for handling small to large parts and jobs ranging from simple to complex. When the pressure is on and you have to redefine your part processing, only an INTEGREX will set your shop apart from the competition.

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Innovation in Manufacturing at EXPOMAQ 2022

Mark your calendar for June 22-24 to stop by Booth #1501 to see some Mazak machines in action during EXPOMAQ 2022, the most significant specialized exhibition in all of Mexico

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IMTS 2022: Live and In Person September 12-17

The granddaddy of all manufacturing events, IMTS is fast approaching, and you won’t want to miss the Mazak booth in our usual prominent South Hall location.

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A Talent for Talent

Finding and attracting the right talent can be hard, especially with a growing skills gap. Mazak Corporation is leading the region's charge for talent attraction and retention.

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March 2022

Chip Manufacturer Gives the Inside Scoop on Production of Vacuum Chambers

Mazak sat down with one of the major manufacturers in the semiconductor chip industry to discuss the ongoing chip shortage and the critical role that vacuum chamber machining plays in helping to meet surging demand. According to our industry insider, the huge demand for new vacuum processing chambers reflects the need to build new machines that produce semiconductor chips as well as to replace worn out existing chambers.

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Real Improvement in Medical Manufacturing Requires Real Machine Data

The integration or connecting of CAD/CAM software to a machine tool can increase the confidence factor when it comes to machining your complex medical parts. When these systems are paired together with Mazak’s advanced SMOOTH control technology, you not only gain valuable real time data at the machine but also the ability to generate more accurate part program simulations, which in turn, increase your shop’s odds tremendously of producing a good first part, thus minimizing prove out time.

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February 2022

Digital Manufacturing Company Delivers the High-Mix/Low-Volume Jobs ASAP with Multi-Tasking Machines

Manufacturers typically utilize automation technology to reduce lead times for long runs of identical parts. On the other hand, custom, complex, short-run jobs like those in prototyping environments are not usually candidates for traditional automation concepts. However, a Maple Plain, Minn., company has overcome this production challenge with a unique strategy. Protolabs combines a start-to-finish digital thread with a group of identical, flexible, multi-tasking machine tools to not only automate machining, but also slash production lead times for small job lot sizes from weeks to days, and in some cases down to just hours.

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HMC Helps Shop Remanufacture Engines to Better-Than-New Condition

When Jasper Engines and Transmissions in Jasper, Indiana, remanufactures a family of engines or transmissions, they ensure their products are of the highest quality, meeting or exceeding OEM specifications. It starts with their New Product Development Division researching popular powertrain products, resolving inherent design issues and figuring out how to improve a product's longevity. The JASPER process starts with core disassembly, followed by thorough cleaning, precise machining, installation of new, qualified, or improved parts and ending with product-specific testing.

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January 2022

New Multi-Tasking Series Made for Medical

Our redesigned INTEGREX i-H Series of Multi-Tasking machines takes optimized machining and easy automation to new heights. For medical manufacturers in particular, these machines meet and exceed the competitive need for precision and superior surface finishes on demanding parts that have no margin for error.

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PRESS RELEASE: Military Veterans Make a Difference at Mazak

Mazak North America credits veterans as essential to its ongoing hiring efforts and its ability to move past the skills gap that challenges companies throughout the manufacturing industry. With 18 new veteran hires in 2021, the Mazak staff now includes 87 veterans in departments ranging from field service and parts to production and purchasing.

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