CNC Machine Tools News

Multi-Tasking with the Mazak Quick Turn series

Ever since the creation of the first all-metal lathe in 1751, manufacturers have depended on highly flexible and precise “mother machines,” the metal cutting equipment used to produce all other factory equipment. More than 200 years later, Mazak contributed to this effort with its Slant Turn 40 ATC Mill Center, which gave manufacturers the ability to mill and turn on a single machine platform. Today, Mazak offers a comprehensive range of solutions – the Five Levels of Multi-Tasking – designed to ensure that each manufacturer has an option that suits their unique needs.

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Five Levels of Multi-Tasking

Multi-Tasking machines are extremely effective because of their ability to mill and turn part features with high accuracy and high quality, while cutting down on the number of machines required in a manufacturing facility and reducing labour cost per part.

Mazak offer a wide and diverse selection of Multi-Tasking machines with differing capabilities. Whether you are producing small parts with unit cycle times of under a minute, or large, complex components that require a full week of machining, Mazak have a solution to boost your efficiency, flexibility and productivity.

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Losma Air and Coolant Filtration for Machine Tools

John Hart is Losma’s Australian sales partner for their range of machine tool filtration systems.

Losma has been designing and building filtration systems for machine tools since 1974 and is certified to ISO 9001:2008. It is the only company to offer a truly comprehensive service to resolve all contamination problems in the industrial workplace and it is the only one with consolidated know-how of both oil mist collection and liquid coolant filtration.

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Machine Gears With Ease Thanks to Mazak's Integrex Auto Gear Series

Many machine shops avoid manufacturing jobs involving parts that require some form of gear machining operations. They believe that such work is very complicated and requires specialized expertise and equipment, including individual machines dedicated to gear skiving or hobbing. But instead of refusing gear work or farming it out to gear specialists, machine shops can easily keep gear work in-house, and even attract new customers with Mazak's Integrex Auto Gear (AG) series.

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World class solutions from Mazak, EOS and Agile Robotics at Austech 2019

Mark Dobrich, General Manager – Machine Tools at John Hart, commented: “Austech is Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, and has always been a key date in our diary allowing us to showcase Mazak’s latest generation of machine tools to a sector which provides the backbone to Australian manufacturing.”

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Celebrating Mazak's 100th Anniversary

For 100 years, Yamazaki Mazak has developed a wide range of machine tools and harnessed the power of innovation. Mazak will continue to create more value for customers and machine tool users, adding to a brighter future for the manufacturing industry.

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The Digitally Connected Factory

The digitally connected factory is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to huge leaps in affordable data handling capabilities. As more machines begin to communicate with each other, production efficiency goes up. Add the ability of analytic tools to predict maintenance needs, and productivity improves even more.

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Meet our Spare Parts Interpreter

Brett Buntman joined our Spare Parts department last year and by now many of you have already spoken to him.

To help shed light on his role, we recently sat down with Brett to learn more about how he helps our customers.

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What is Mazak's role in Industry 4.0?

The pressure to increase productivity, quality and to supply more and more information to customers…

… from machine utilisation rates through to 3D simulations of 5-axis programmes, is already filtering down the supply chain to even the smallest machine shop.

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What to consider when buying a Vertical Machining Center

Today’s Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs) offer a wide range of features and capabilities – from 3-, 4- and 5-axis milling and user-friendly CNC controls to a plethora of options that further increase productivity and expand part processing possibilities in terms of shape and geometry. And while all the available variations of VMCs can seem overwhelming, there are three key considerations to keep in mind that will help narrow your selection down to the one that’s perfectly matched for your applications.

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