Mazak News

Mazak Optonics’ 6,000-W Laser-Cutting System

Laser-cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics Corp. has increased the cutting power for its SuperTurbo-X Mark III 2D design to 6,000 Watts, meaning the system is capable of processing thicker mild steel and stainless materials. The STX Mark III system is described as a “flexible, rugged workhorse” that offers significant technical advantages and standard features... Read More>

Mazak Showcasing 20 New Machines
With 20 new machine models on display at IMTS 2010, Mazak reports it will be showcasing the innovation and depth of its product catalog via a range of standard-setting machines. A number of these models will be making their North American debut, and Mazak also will also exhibit new ancillary technologies. Read More>

Mazak Extends Services for North American Parts Center
Machine tool builder Mazak Corp. is expanding its customer service and support by extending the range of services at its North American Parts Center by enhancing its purchasing and shipment options and extending warranty periods. “Parts support is one of the main pillars of our Optimum Plus customer support program,” stated company president Brian Papke. “We believe … it is our responsibility to provide the support that ensures they receive the maximum return on their investment.” Read More>

Mazak Optonics Unveiling Laser Cutting System
Mazak Optonics Corp.’s SuperTurbo-X Mark III RTC 2D laser cutting system cuts thin to thick sheets, cubic components, taps and chamfers, so operators may laser-cut a wide range of parts. A rotary table is standard equipment for cutting round pipe up to a maximum diameter of 14.76 in., and square tubes up to 6 in. This laser machine includes an integrated tapping capability for a range of thread sizes. The STX Mk III RTC also features chamfering capabilities. The large 16.14-in. range of Z travel enables you to laser-cut preformed parts and other three-dimensional shapes requiring greater cut height. Read More>

Mazak's QUICK TURN SMART 350 Offers High Productivity at Affordable Price

Mazak's new QUICK TURN SMART series of 2-axis lathes offers high productivity turning at an affordable price. The line's QT-SMART 350 delivers fast axis feed rates, high accuracy and rigidity and a new, user-friendly MAZATROL SMART control, making it ideal for job shops and other high production environments. Read More >

Mazak announces new control generation, the "SMART" control

The planned new product launch, announced at the show will continue to show three new models this spring, and starting the first time this fall. Read More >

Quick Turn Nexus CNC lathes are stronger, faster

Since Yamazaki Mazak introduced its successful Quick Turn Nexus CNC lathes in 2002, more than 14,000 machines have been delivered worldwide. Yamazaki Mazak reports that its Quick Turn Nexus series of lathes has been a resounding success since its introduction in 2002. Read More >

Mazak offers five-axis vertical machining centres

Mazak has introduced the Vortex II series of high-speed, simultaneous five-axis, vertical machining centres. The series is available in bridge or bed-type configuration, with axis travels up to 4,200mm x 1,400mm x 610mm in X, Y and Z and corresponding traverse rates of 20m/min (X), 32m/min (Y) and 20m/min (Z), along with a range of high-performance spindles offering up to 18,000 rev/min and 75kW (10-minute rating). Read More >

Integrex i-150 wins award

The Mazak Integrex i-150 multi-tasking machine tool has received an award from Japanese industrial newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. The award for being 'One of the Best 10 Products in Japan in 2008' was made on the basis of the Integrex i-150's improved machine performance, reliability and accuracy. Read More >

Mazak five-axis VMC has swivel head

Yamazaki Mazak has introduced the VTC-800/30 SR travelling column five-axis vertical machining centre, designed and built at the company's UK manufacturing plant in Worcester. The VTC-800/30 SR was the first complete machine tool to be designed in the UK from concept to manufacture. Read More >

Mazak to exhibit twin-turret turning centre

Yamazaki Mazak's ongoing attendance at Southern Manufacturing affirms the Worcester-based machine tool builder's belief in the strength of the show's target audience. At this year's show, held on the 11 and 12 February 2009 at Farnborough's Five exhibition venue, Mazak will be displaying its Hyper Quadrex 150MSY, which represents the latest in twin-turret, twin-spindle, turning centre technology. Read More >

Machine-tool maker optimises manufacturing ability

Machine-tool builder Boxford has invested in Integrex and VTC 300C-II machines to help keep the manufacture of machine tools for the education market in Halifax for the foreseeable future. Boxford makes bench-top CNC lathes, machining centres, routers and manual lathes. Read More >

Turning centre CNC speeds transmission machining

RT Quaife Engineering has converted the entire turning section of its manufacturing facility using machines and control systems from Yamazaki Mazak. For over 40 years, Sevenoaks-based RT Quaife Engineering has been developing specialist transmission systems for motor sport teams. Read More >

CNC turning centre cuts cycle-times by 40%

TandR Precision Engineering has invested GBP1.5m in six CNC machine tools from Yamazaki Mazak including CNC turning centres. Ray Maddison, managing director of TandR Precision, said: 'A major contract from one of our longstanding customers drove home the fact that we needed to invest in CNC. Read More >

Surgical instrument maker chooses Mazak machinery

Dixons Surgical Instruments is using the Mazak Quick Turn Nexus 200-II MSY turning centre to keep ahead of the competition. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Dixons Surgical Instruments is proud of its status as a maker of high-quality surgical instruments, and of the craftsmanship that goes along with that business. Read More >

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