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:
- QT-Primos 100 light-duty 2-axis turning center with high speed, accuracy and torque for big productivity advantages in a compact footprint. This machine also features an integrated gantry loader.
- HC-5000 machining center with high-speed tool changer and 84-tool drum-style magazine.
- HQR 250MSY multitasking turning center with twin-spindle, twin-turret configuration for single-setup machining and high-volume throughput.
- Kentucky-made QTU-350MY HP CNC multitasking turning center with high-performance turning spindle and powerful motor for rotary milling tooling.
- VC-500A/5X 5-axis vertical machining center with trunnion-style rotary/tilt table for accurate, cost-effective processing of small complex parts.
- VC-500C vertical machining center with 3-axis table for accurate processing of small parts.
- VTC-300C vertical machining center with powerful 40-taper spindle, full traveling column design and fixed table for machining extremely long and heavy workpieces.
- Integrex i-150 advanced multi-tasking machine that combines the capabilities of a high-powered turning center and a full-function machining center for versatile, precise single-setup production and high throughput.
- Integrex i-300ST advanced multitasking machine with combined turning and machining capabilities, along with a second turning spindle for Done In One processing and a lower turret.
- Integrex j-300 5-axis multitasking turning center with increased axis travels and a powerful milling/turning motor for efficient production in a robust machine platform.
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.