Mazak’s Discover 2021 technology and education event is scheduled for Oct. 25 to 29 at the company’s Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing campus. The theme of this year’s in-person event is “Move Manufacturing Forward.”
The event includes seminars, tours of the company’s iSMART Factory, one-on-one meetings with application experts, and live demonstrations and featured technologies of equipment in four action areas.
Each will address unique challenges faced by manufacturers and solutions to overcome them. These solutions include those that will maximize the high production of small precision parts, ensure cost-effectiveness in the job shop, optimize workflow and help maintain a skilled workforce through technical training as part of Mazak’s customer support program.
On the advanced machining side, attendees will learn about machine technologies that will increase their efficiency, productivity and competitive edge. In response to customer demand for new and advanced production equipment, Discover 2021 will feature 20 innovative machining systems – many designed and built in Kentucky – including some that are new or making their North American in-person debuts.
To provide job shops with reliable, maximum machine-tool performance at a lower capital investment, Mazak will showcase several models from its new Ez Series of horizontal turning machines and vertical machining centers.
The Ez machines feature the company's Mazatrol SmoothEz CNC, and are optimized for simple operation and easy installation. The machines offer enhanced ergonomics, stable and reliable part processing and long-term dependability.
The event also spotlights the latest next-generation NEO versions of Mazak’s HCN Series of horizontal machining centers and the Variaxis Series of vertical machining centers, including the HCN-6800 NEO and the Variaxis i-800 NEO.
During Discover, Mazak will demonstrate several new machines that continue to advance its Multi-Tasking technology, including those from the company’s new Integrex i-H Series.
Attendees will learn about Mazak’s new service porta that enhances the industry’s most comprehensive and robust customer care program. When shops need machine service, the portal enables them to open a work order, receive immediate notification of when a service technician is available or resolve the issue over the phone with tech support.
For more information on the Discover 2021 event, visit MazakUSA.com/events. For those individuals who are unable to attend the event in person, Mazak will post virtual showcases from the event.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.