Mazak Newsroom

June 2023

Mazak MegaStir Becomes Exclusive Tooling Supplier for MELD Solid Deposition Technology

Mazak MegaStir has signed an agreement making it the exclusive supplier of tooling for MELD Manufacturing’s solid deposition technology. As a pioneer in friction stir welding (FSW) technology, Mazak MegaStir will provide its hard metal expertise along with tooling specifically developed for the MELD process that also incorporates the use of friction as part of its solid deposition process.

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May 2023

Mazak Showcases Ez Affordable Productivity at WMTS 2023

The Kentucky-built Mazak Ez Series comes to Canada for the Western Manufacturing Technology Show in Edmonton. In booth 308, Mazak will feature its QT-Ez 12MY Multi-Tasking Turning Center and VC-Ez 20 Vertical Machining Center, both from the series of machines that put Mazak quality and reliability within reach for virtually any shop with productive, space-saving efficiency at an affordable price.

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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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Aerotech Boosts Output with Horizontals and Palletized Automation

Specializing in custom-engineered, high-precision motion and integrated automation systems, Pittsburgh-based Aerotech is the very definition of exceptionally high-mix/low-volume (HMLV) production as well as high volume work. Since 1970, the company has grown from a garage startup into a global automation leader, bringing customer concepts to life, most often in small runs of one to 10 parts of varying sizes and features.

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April 2023

When G-Code Programming is a Must

In manufacturing, there are instances when the simplicity of conversational-type part programming applies, and then there are those applications when EIA/ISO G-code programming is a must. Aerospace and medical machining programs, for instance, often require incremental control and documentation of tool movement, and automotive production programs must be free of all time-consuming machine motion where fractions of seconds become critical when producing hundreds of thousands of parts.

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Mazak Brings SYNCREX Swiss-Style Machines to PMTS 2023

During the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) 2023, Mazak will showcase several models from its new SYNCREX Series of Swiss-style machines in booth 3053. Among them will be the SYNCREX 38/9 that accommodates bar stock up to 1.5” (38mm), and incorporates a removable guide bushing adapter that allows operators to preset guide bushings outside of the machine.

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Mazak Announces New Distribution Partners in Key Target Markets

With total customer support in mind, Mazak has made strategic changes to its distribution network. Effective April 1, 2023, Pioneer Machine Sales will provide sales and service support for Mazak customers in Arkansas and Oklahoma, while long time Mazak distributor A.W. Miller Technical Sales, Inc. will expand its territory to serve customers in Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and the Southern half of New Jersey.

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March 2023

Big Mazak HMC Brings Work In House for Tooling Manufacturer

For a well-known tooling manufacturer, a new Mazak HCN-10800 Horizontal Machining Center with an expansive 1000-mm pallet size and 4-ton part capacity allows Suburban Tool Inc. to bring bigger size tombstone machining in-house. Located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the company has relied on Mazak machine tool technology for over 25 years to ensure faster delivery of its high-precision products to customers.

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January 2023

G-Code and Conversational – MAZATROL Does it All

Every business and every consumer can provide their own unique examples of product delivery delays and cancellations resulting from pandemic-bred supply chain interruptions. As a provider of premium machine tools worldwide, Mazak is no exception. In the last two years, the time required to get machine tool parts from Asia to the U.S. has essentially doubled, and the delays do not end when the cargo arrives in this country.

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