Mazak’s Midwest event, student machining competition
Mazak's Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.
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Mazak’s Midwest event, student machining competition

The event will also incorporate the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) Precision Machining Competition for high school students.

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Florence, Kentucky – Mazak will host an annual Discover More with Mazak technology and education event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, on May 9, 2019, featuring live machines showcasing advanced Mazak technologies. This event also will incorporate the 28th annual Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) Precision Machining Competition for Illinois high school students who demonstrate outstanding skills with manufacturing technologies.

Interactive presentations will offer attendees the ability to experience capabilities of Mazak turning, vertical, 5-axis and multitasking machines, including equipment manufactured in Mazak's U.S. headquarters. There will also be opportunities to discuss machining challenges with Mazak personnel and learn more about how Mazak partners with customers.

Demonstrations and interaction with MAZATROL Smooth CNCs, which allow for both EIA/ISO and conversational programming, will highlight how the controls offer advanced machine design and engineering resources for ease of use and productivity. Mazak's suite of digital SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY solutions and network connectivity options make remote monitoring simple for advanced productivity and production efficiency, adding digital manufacturing functionality with support for the MTConnect open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol that enables data collection from the CNC on any networked machine.

The event will feature live demonstrations of the following Mazak machines:

TMA Precision Machining Competition
The Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) Precision Machining Competition will enable local high school students who create and submit machining projects to be considered for 25 eligible award options in six categories. Student attendees, parents, and instructors can network with representatives to gain answers to questions and discuss career opportunities.