News Releases

December 2019

Mazak Keeps Manufacturers Informed with New All Axes Podcast

Mazak Corporation has launched All Axes, a new podcast developed to keep manufacturers in-the-know about all things manufacturing. The podcast features original content on a wide range of industry-critical subjects and issues affecting today’s North American manufacturers – from additive technologies, automation, multi-tasking machines and the skilled labor shortage to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digitally connected factories, cybersecurity and more.

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November 2019

Mazak DISCOVER 2019 Draws Thousands of Attendees

More than 2,000 manufacturers from across North America attended Mazak Corporation’s DISCOVER 2019 event held November 5-7 and 12-13 at the company’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky. The event featured over 30 live machine tool demonstrations, and Mazak unveiled for the first time in North America several productivity-enhancing technologies such as its new MAZATROL SmoothAi control as well as a new mixed reality training and service support system. The company also showcased some of its investments in its Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing campus, including a sneak preview of the latest improvements to its Mazak iSMART Factory™ and a new Spindle Rebuild Facility in the campus’ South Building.

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October 2019

Mazak Congratulates Roger Penske on Presidential Medal of Freedom Award

Long-time Team Penske technical sponsor Mazak Corp. extended congratulations to Roger S. Penske who recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award at the White House from President Donald Trump. As the nation’s highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom is bestowed upon those individuals who have contributed significantly to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other public or private endeavors.

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Leading Minds of Manufacturing to Speak at Mazak DISCOVER 2019 Event

Scheduled for November 5-7 and 12-13 at Mazak’s North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Campus in Florence, Kentucky, the DISCOVER 2019 technology and education event will feature presentations from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), University of Cincinnati, Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation, Cisco Systems, AMT -The Association for Manufacturing Technology and several others on such industry-critical topics as automation, workforce development, HYBRID Multi-Tasking, digitally connected factories and cybersecurity.

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September 2019

Mazak to Showcase Latest in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at SEMA

Mazak Corporation will feature the latest of its advanced machine tool technology at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 5-8. Visitors to Booth 10521 will be able to experience how Mazak’s simple but innovative machine tool technology, namely the VC-300A/5X and the QUICK TURN 200MSY, can transform part-production operations and expand manufacturers’ capabilities.

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Attendees to Experience Enhanced Training, Service and Digital Capabilities at Mazak DISCOVER 2019

The industry’s largest private manufacturing event, DISCOVER 2019, will offer visitors the opportunity to experience Mazak Corporation’s wide range of productivity-enhancing digital solutions, from powerful SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY solutions to the latest in training and machine connectivity methodologies. The event, which takes place November 5-7 and 12-13 at the company’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky, will set the stage for the North American debut of several innovative new digital technologies that include Mixed Reality Training and the MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC...

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August 2019

Mazak Launches Special Kentucky Machine Financing Program

To ensure manufacturers can make the machine tool investments they need to surpass customer expectations and stay ahead of the competition, Mazak has announced a special financing program for select models of its line of Kentucky-built machines in the United States. The program, in effect now, runs through September 30, 2019, and encourages interested individuals to contact the Mazak MCC Credit Group for more information.

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Mazak Will Bring Machining Value and Productivity to SOUTHTEC 2019

Fulfilling manufacturers’ needs for modern machines that are both cost-effective and highly productive, Mazak Corporation will spotlight its QUICK TURN 250MSY Multi-Tasking Machine, QT-PRIMOS 100 Turning Center with GR100 Gantry Loader and the VCN-570C Vertical Machining Center at SOUTHTEC 2019, October 22-24, in Greenville, South Carolina at the Greenville Convention Center. In booth #1709, Mazak, in partnership with Premier Engineering LLC, will give visitors the opportunity to experience the machines under full power and running real-world parts.

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Mazak VTC-300C FSW Combines Milling and Friction Stir Welding Capabilities

A part of Mazak’s family of HYBRID Multi-Tasking machining centers, the VTC-300C FSW combines milling capabilities with those of FRICTION STIR WELDING (FSW). With a full traveling-column design, automatic tool changer and powerful 40-taper spindle in addition to the FSW package, this machine helps shops achieve reduced lead times and greater part accuracy with less required capital equipment and floor space – all while enabling completely novel methods for processing parts with stronger welds than ever before.

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Mazak Adds Automation to Multi-Tasking with the QUICK TURN 250MSY + GR100

To help manufacturers achieve the highest level of overall throughput, Mazak Corporation has designed its Kentucky-built QUICK TURN 200/250 Series of CNC turning centers as a flexible machine base suitable for numerous highly productive configurations. One such example, the QUICK TURN 250MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center with GR100 Gantry Robot, offers full DONE IN ONE® part-processing capabilities and fully automated part loading/unloading with the GR100 Gantry Robot for exceptional production efficiency.

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Mazak to Spotlight High-productivity Machine Tool Technology at CMTS 2019

For those Canadian shops looking to boost productivity as well as profitability, Mazak will demonstrate several high-capability machining systems at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) from September 30-October 3 in booth #2560. These advanced systems – under full power and processing real-world parts – will include the VTC-300C Vertical Traveling Column machine, HCR-5000S Horizontal Machining Center, QUICK TURN 250MSY and INTEGREX i-100 BARTAC-S Multi-Tasking Machines, and VC-500A/5X Vertical Machining Center.

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July 2019

Mazak to Demonstrate Over 30 Advanced Machining Systems at DISCOVER 2019

At DISCOVER 2019, the industry’s largest private-sector manufacturing education and technology event, Mazak Corporation will demonstrate more than 30 manufacturing systems ranging from cost-efficient turning and milling solutions to state-of-the-art HYBRID technologies that allow manufacturers to reimagine part-production operations altogether. Visitors to the event will also experience the full line of automation solutions available for Mazak equipment, as well as the latest productivity-enhancing SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY digital tools. DISCOVER 2019 takes place at Mazak’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky, November 5-7 and 12-13.

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Mazak Employees Meet Team Penske Drivers at Appreciation Event

In recognition of the continued hard work and dedication of all its employees, Mazak Corporation recently hosted an employee appreciation event with special guests Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski #2 Ford Mustang (MENCS)/Ford Mustang (NXS) and Austin Cindric #22 Mazak Ford Mustang (NXS). The drivers met Mazak employees in the National Technology Center on the company’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters campus in Florence, Kentucky, and emphasized the importance of team Mazak’s contributions to Team Penske winning races.

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Mazak Announces Dates for Much Anticipated DISCOVER Manufacturing Event

DISCOVER 2019, an education and technology event that draws thousands and has become a manufacturing industry mainstay, will take place at Mazak Corporation’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky, in November from the 5th to the 7th and from the 12th to the 13th. DISCOVER 2019 – as well as all the company’s regional DISCOVER MORE WITH MAZAK events – continues to propagate Mazak’s steadfast dedication to supporting North American manufacturers and providing them with invaluable resources for learning and manufacturing innovation.

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Mazak to Spotlight Kentucky-Built Machine Tool Innovations at WESTEC

Mazak continues to advance North American manufacturing with machines produced in its Florence, Kentucky, facility that help shorten delivery lead times, ensure access to the company's latest technologies and offer customers centralized U.S.-based support. At WESTEC 2019 in Booth 1031, Mazak will spotlight the advanced capabilities of several of these highly productive machines.

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June 2019

Mazak Further Boosts VTC-200C Performance With MAZATROL SmoothG Control

FLORENCE, Ky., June 26, 2019 – Mazak Corporation has enhanced the already exceptionally productive VTC-200C Vertical Machining Center with the addition of the MAZATROL SmoothG CNC and its suite of SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY software solutions. The control complements the VTC-200C’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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Yamazaki Mazak Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

Manufacturing technology leader Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced that President Tomohisa Yamazaki will become the company’s chairman while Vice President Takashi Yamazaki has been named the new president. The transition, which will take effect June 24 and coincides with the company’s 100th anniversary, is the result of a long-planned leadership evolution designed to position the company for continued growth while cementing its ability to provide support to manufacturers around the world.

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Mazak Congratulates Team Penske on 18th Indy 500 Victory

FLORENCE, Ky., June 10, 2019 – Mazak Corporation, a longtime technical sponsor for Team Penske, extends its congratulations to Simon Pagenaud and the entire team for their victory at the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Pagenaud won his 13th-career IndyCar victory and brought the Borg Warner Trophy back to Team Penske for another year, marking the team’s 18th victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s premier event and its first back-to-back win since 2001-2002.

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Mazak Corporation Announces New Distributor for Southern Ohio

FLORENCE, Ky., June 1, 2019 – As part of its continuous efforts to further expand its support of U.S. manufacturers with exceptional customer service and advanced manufacturing technology, Mazak Corporation has announced that Knox Machinery, located in Franklin, Ohio, will represent the company as its southern Ohio distributor, effective immediately.

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May 2019

Mazak Expands State-of-the-Art Spindle Rebuild Center in Kentucky

FLORENCE, Ky., May 29, 2019 – With the expansion of its industry-leading Spindle Rebuild Department, Mazak will reset the bar for efficiency and quality in OEM-factory-certified spindle rebuild services. The expanded and newly updated department, which will now be located in the South Building on Mazak’s Kentucky manufacturing campus, will further improve the company’s ability to quickly deliver spindles and reduce customer downtime.

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April 2019

Mazak to Showcase Additive Innovations at RAPID + TCT

FLORENCE, Ky., April 22, 2019 – Mazak will feature several of its groundbreaking HYBRID Multi-Tasking technologies, including HOT WIRE AM (HWD) and LASER METAL DEPOSITION (AM) along with AUTO GEAR (AG) and Friction Stir Welding (FSW), at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit, MI. Visitors to booth 2165 will learn how machines with these innovative functions combine both additive and conventional subtractive capabilities to handle the most demanding, complex parts in single setups for complete part processing.

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Mazak Northeast Event to Feature Advanced Technology and Skilled-Labor Networking

Mazak will host a special Discover More with Mazak™ Technology + Education event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on May 14-16, 2019. Manufacturers in the region can explore advanced technologies designed to address their practical application challenges with enhanced precision, flexibility and productivity. Attendees also will have opportunities to network with skilled labor and representatives of local machining education programs.

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Mazak Showcases Large Part Production and Advanced CNCs at WMTS

At WMTS 2019 in Booth 213, Mazak Canada will offer live demonstrations of Multi-Tasking capabilities and SmoothG controls to attendees in industries including oil and gas. Machine demonstrations will feature two machines manufactured in the company's award-winning Florence, Kentucky facility.

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Mazak Continues to Expand Customer Support Network with New Florida Facility

FLORENCE, Ky., April 8, 2019 – In line with its on-going dedication to customer support, Mazak will open a new Florida Technical Center centrally located in the Orlando area to serve manufacturers of all sizes throughout the state, including Florida’s “space coast,” Tampa and Jacksonville regions. The new facility will provide local and immediate access to demonstrations of the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies along with sales, service, application and training support.

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February 2019

Mazak to Host Midwest Advanced Manufacturing Technology Event

FLORENCE, Ky., February 12, 2019 – Mazak will host an annual Discover More with Mazak™ Technology and Education Event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, on May 9, 2019, featuring live machines showcasing advanced Mazak technologies. This event also will incorporate the 28th annual Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) Precision Machining Competition for Illinois high school students who demonstrate outstanding skills with manufacturing technologies.

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Mazak Distributor Magnum Precision Opens New Facility

FLORENCE, Ky., February 7, 2019 – Mazak distributor Magnum Precision Machines, serving Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, West Texas and parts of Northern Mexico, will host a special grand opening to celebrate its new, Arizona headquarters located in Phoenix. Scheduled for March 26-27, 2019, the event will feature advanced live machine demonstrations and facility tours from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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January 2019

Mazak Spotlights Cost-Effective High-Production Solutions at PMTS 2019

FLORENCE, Ky., January 16, 2019 – Mazak Corporation will showcase its machine tool solutions for medium to high-volume small-parts applications at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) 2019. The company will give visitors the opportunity to experience the DONE IN ONE® capabilities of the HQR-150MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center and the versatile QTG-50 Gang-Tooling CNC Turning Center at booth #3077 in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, April 2-4.

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Mazak to Invest $8.5 Million in Kentucky Manufacturing Operations

FLORENCE, Ky., January 15, 2019 – With an aggressive plan in place, Mazak Corporation has announced it will invest $8.5 million in new manufacturing technology for its Florence, Kentucky, Mazak iSmart Factory operations. The investment encompasses the installation of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing cell with fully automated storage and retrieval system, six of Mazak’s most advanced machine tools and several Mazak SMOOTH Technologies.

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