Mazak Newsroom

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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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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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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