Westec 2023 Booth Visit with Mazak Corp.

Published Date
December 15, 2023 - 12:00:am

In addition to announcing the recent promotion for Mazak Corp. Assistant General Manager Jeff Shaver, the Cutting Tool Engineering Westec 2023 booth visit featured product overviews of the company’s VC-EZ 16X vertical machining center as well as the Syncrex 25/8 Swiss-type turning machine.

Related Glossary Terms

  • machining center

    machining center

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

  • 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.

  • turning machine

    turning machine

    Any machine that rotates a workpiece while feeding a cutting tool into it. See lathe.

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