Mazak opens Edmonton technical center

November 11, 2020 - 05:00am

Mazak Corp. Canada opened a technical center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event attended by Alberta Premier, Jason Kenney.

The facility is located in Western Canada to provide Mazak customers throughout the region with local access to direct sales, service, application and training support. 

Ray Buxton, general manager of Mazak Canada, said the Edmonton technical center establishes Mazak as the only machine tool OEM with a facility in Western Canada. The facility measures 7,200 sq. ft., and that space is split evenly between training and technology center demonstration areas. There is also a large presentation room for educational seminars and customer training.

At the grand opening event, attendees got a first-hand look at Mazak’s new Variaxis C-600 vertical machining center, along with the company’s VTC-250D 50-taper vertical traveling column machine, QTN-450M multi-tasking machine and Integrex i-200ST full 5-axis multi-tasking machine. The facility will showcase Mazak’s Mazatrol Smooth CNC technology and its automation solutions for unmanned, lights-out production. Mazak named Bill Jaklin, Mazak’s Western Canada sales manager, to head the facility’s sales and applications team.

During the event, Premier Kenney said, “Mazak and the new technical center will bring more manufacturing expertise and innovation to the hardworking people of Alberta and those in the surrounding areas.”  

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Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

  • machining center

    machining center

    CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.