• When:
  • May 10 – 11, 2017
  • Check in/coffee:
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (PT)
  • Event Time:
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (PT)
  • Where:
  • Western Technology Center
  • 1333 West 190th Street
  • Gardena, CA 90248


Discover how to enhance productivity and profitability on your shop floor. As a registered attendee, you will have the opportunity to attend intriguing TEK Talks addressing current manufacturing themes, trends, and techniques as well as experience 16 machines showing off our latest advancements in Milling, Turning, 5-Axis and Multi-Tasking Technology.

  • Visit the IoT Terrace to learn more about Mazak SmartBox and Mazak SMOOTH Link
  • Explore new possibilities with additive technology
  • Watch demonstrations on 16 of our latest machine tools
  • See the benefits of SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY with our Smooth Challenge
  • Connect with our Value Inspired Partners (VIPs) and vendors to create total manufacturing solutions
  • Learn how to optimize your equipment from our operations and maintenance experts
  • Enjoy Tri-Tip, Ribs, Chicken and all the fixings at the onsite, outdoor BBQ pit


Check out an amazing presentation of Mazak CNC machine tools running live demos at the event.

  • Universal Robot
  • Versabuilt Robot

Machine list subject to change.


Join us for informative and stimulating talks on groundbreaking topics by industry specialists.

  • We Are U.S. Manufacturers

    10:00 AM

    Alan Huber, Production Plant Superintendent, Mazak Corporation

    Mazak has been manufacturing in the United States since 1974. Due to the cyclical nature of the machine tool industry, Mazak has experienced many different scenarios during this time. With over 30 years of experience, Alan Huber gives us some insight on what it takes to be profitable and efficient in the U.S.

  • A New Paradigm for Industrial Engineering

    10:30 AM

    Grady Cope, President & CEO, Reata Engineering

    The new model in manufacturing is the reduction of overhead and floor space. How do you move from multiple single spindles and poor part flow to modular palletized systems? What are the additional benefits? How soon do you see a return on investment? Grady Cope discusses his story of making the switch.

  • Looking Ahead: Future of the Digital Machine Shop

    11:00 AM

    Jeff Rizzie, Senior Manager of Business Development, Sandvik Coromant

    Through the lens of the machine shop owner/manager, Jeff will invite participants to consider how the “digital thread” will fundamentally transform their shop’s value stream in the future. Additionally, he will show some technologies that are already commonplace in other industries and explore how shops might repurpose these capabilities for use in digital manufacturing.

  • Skilled Labor Not Quite Skillful Enough

    1:00 PM

    David Gonzales, Associate Dean of the School of Career and Technical Education, Long Beach Community College

    Finding affordable skilled labor in the current industrial climate has proven to be the most frustrating obstacle of running a shop. David Gonzales sheds light on the new educational facilities that have been developed to train today’s young workers and where to find them.

  • Robots That Won’t Start an Uprising

    1:30 PM

    Andy Justice, Director of Business Development, Numatic Engineering

    The industry’s fear of robotics has created a myth that, “Robots are just not for my shop.” Andy Justice demystifies the simplicity of current automation systems and discusses advancements in robotics that have made symbiotic robotic systems and workstations that cooperate with human workers.

  • The Next Manufacturing Revolution

    2:30 PM

    Dan Janka, President, Mazak Corporation

    Mazak leads the way as today’s emerging technologies become tomorrow’s industry standards. Dan Janka will explain the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on the development of intelligent, worry-free manufacturing. He will also discuss game-changing manufacturing processes, including 3D printing as well as expanded Multi-Tasking machines that integrate gear cutting, friction stir welding, honing and hybrid additive capabilities.

  • What the New Administration Means for Manufacturing

    3:00 PM

    Amber Thomas, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology

    President Trump made big promises during his campaign about strengthening manufacturing and creating jobs. Now that the 100 Day milestone has passed, this talk will discuss the current environment for making progress on manufacturing issues in three focus areas: R&D and innovation, global competitiveness and workforce.


Mazak has negotiated a special event rate at the Redondo Beach Hotel, located in the heart of King Harbor. It’s just a walk away from the Redondo Beach Pier, the marina, and delicious waterfront restaurants. Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel. Call 310-376-0846 and mention the group code GR-MAZAK for the special rate of $179.00 per night.


  • Tuesday, May 9th (Discover Mazak Golf Tournament)
  • Wednesday, May 10th (Discover Mazak Open House)
  • Thursday, May 11th (Discover Mazak Open House)
  • Friday, May 12th (Discover Mazak Sporting Clay Tournament)


Come early for a day of golf, dining and prizes.

  • When:
  • Tuesday, May 9
  • Registration:
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PT)


Stay after to participate in a sporting clay tournament.

  • When:
  • Friday, May 12
  • Registration Begins At:
  • 9:00 AM (PT)

Register Now