Mazak Corp. partners with MachiningCloud Inc.

Published
November 17, 2017 - 04:15pm
Mazak Corp.

Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., and MachiningCloud Inc., Camarillo, Calif., announced their partnership. Mazak manufactures machine tools, turning centers, machining centers, CNC technology, automation and internet-of-things solutions, and MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding. Mazak customers will have direct access to complete, up-to-date cutting tool product data from cutting tool and workholding manufacturers, providing a simpler way to find the right cutting tools. This convenience and accuracy will save time and increase accuracy on the shop floor.

"We are excited about our collaboration with Mazak," said Chuck Mathews, managing director at MachiningCloud. "The mission of MachiningCloud is to bridge the gap between physical cutting tools and digital shop software. Our partnership with Mazak will streamline the programming process to save time and increase accuracy. By bringing together valuable cutting tool data and knowledge in one application, this simplifies the cutting tool search process and gives Mazak customers many more options and helps them make better tooling decisions."

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers

    centers

    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.

  • chuck

    chuck

    Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.

  • 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.

  • turning

    turning

    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.

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