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Mazak Multi-Tasking machines - accomplish more with less

Multi-Tasking machine tool technology has revolutionized manufacturing and continues to play a critical role in today’s truly progressive machine shops. Besides the amazing gains in productivity, Multi-Tasking technology has catapulted machine shops, especially smaller ones, to levels where they can easily machine the most complex parts in the world and do so cost-effectively.

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Busting myths about Multi-Tasking

Despite the fact that Multi-Tasking technology has become increasingly common in machine shops around the world, many manufacturers still believe such machines are costly and a challenge to integrate into existing processes and automation. Where these myths arose remains a mystery, but the facts are easy to find, especially when discussing Mazak Multi-Tasking.

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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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What you need to know about Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robots, or cobots, have been creating a buzz in the automation world in recent years. Many believe there’s just one solution for a collaborative robot system – that being a specialized non-industrial robot. The good news is there’s actually a variety of options to achieve a collaborative system. In fact, most traditional robots can become “collaborative” with extra safety devices and proper integration. Let’s examine options for collaborative robot operations.

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EOS is celebrating its 30th anniversary

As the world's leading technology and solutions supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing EOS is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Hans J. Langer, the company now shapes the world of manufacturing with its innovative solutions. Initially used primarily for rapid prototyping, companies worldwide now leverage additive manufacturing increasingly to meet the needs of serial production. The EOS Ecosystem has meanwhile set the course for the future, enabling industry- and customer-specific 3D printing solutions which shape the digital factory.

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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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