Mazak Corp.

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8025 Production Dr.
Florence, KY 41022-0970 US


As Seen In Automotive Design & Production

Hardware- and software-based  advances continue to boost  machining center productivity.  (Image courtesy Makino)

Want Machining Productivity? Look Closely at Components
Sensors, motors and more are making smart machines faster.

A 3D-printed steering stub  axle reduces weight 35 percent  and increases rigidity 20 percent. (Photo courtesy EOS.)

Additive for Automotive
When will additive manufacturing be ready for high-volume production?

Economically Advancing Metalcutting
Here is a look at some of the equipment developed by Mazak for improved manufacturing operations.

Some NewTech for Manufacturing
From machining centers to robots and plenty in between, here is a look at some recent developments in the field.

On Mfg - July 2013
Vertical grinder for small parts; Machining center for high production, Milling machine for complex parts.

Need to Know: IMTS 2012
International Manufacturing Technology Show - September 10-15, 2012 - Chicago, IL.

New Machines from Mazak
Here are some new machines that you should know about from Mazak.

Need To Know: IMTS 2010
In its 28th year as the premier manufacturing technology show in North America, the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is being held Sept. 13 to 18 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Variaxis 730-5X II Vertical Machining Center
The Variaxis 730-5X II from Mazak is designed for machining heavy-duty aluminum and steel parts with complex features.

Advances in Metalcutting
Grooving & SlittingGrooving and slitting ops are facilitated by a new family of tools launched by Sandvik Coromant ( There is the CoroMill 329 cutter, which deploys CoroCut two-edge inserts and a strong V-rail clamping interface.

Removing Metal
Although there is an increased use of non-metallic materials in cars and components, there are still plenty of steel, cast iron, alloys, aluminum, magnesium, and other metals being transformed into parts on the one hand and chips on the other. Here's an array of equipment that can help make metal removal fast, accurate andefficient.

Culture & the Improvement of the Design Process
It isn’t just about the tools of the trade that are found in various places on the pages of this magazine. It is also about how those tools are deployed. In the area of rapid prototyping—the world of product simulation—an MIT researcher has some interesting thoughts about the implications of models for successful companies.

Functional Crankshaft Prototypes in Hours: Mazak Makes It Possible
This new development from Mazak allows powertrain engineers to produce steel crankshafts in about eight hours. Think of the implications for product development...and even for racing.

Changes Abound in Machining Center Capability
Machine tool builders are coming up with some pretty innovative ways to capitalize on advances with both mechanical and electronic componentry. Here are some examples of both—including how they're mating the two together.


Cutting Tools & a High-Speed Chase
For years, machine tool makers claimed their machines could work at higher speeds, if only cutting tools could perform effectively. Advances in cutting tool materials and technology seem to have evened the score. But who is the fastest?

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Going Fast with 'Conventional' Equipment
Here are two views from two separate companies—best known, probably, as transfer line manufacturers—about the importance of doing things differently by applying appropriate technology to production requirements.