Mazak Newsroom

June 2014

YMS Grand Opening

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Produced at Singapore factory and will be released to Asia region including Japan & India

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New Facilities, Enhanced Values

A strategic business unit called “Regional Parts Centre” has also been established to provide timely and comprehensive spare parts support to our customers.

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South East Asia Technology Centre

The technology centre are local bases established to introduce technology solutions to customers by demonstrating the latest machine, displaying the latest applications, offering advice on parts machining and also to provide training functions.

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Grand Opening

Yamazaki Mazak Singapore (YMS) will be holding its Grand Opening on 19th March 2014, the event would not only unveil the new facilities established that would value add to our services, but more importantly, to enhance customers understanding on how much more value YMS is providing to our products and services.

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May 2014

Shop Centers Success on Self-Contained Single-Cell Automation

Ask Michael Olano, president of Dynomach Inc., how to be a profitable high-volume production shop, and his answer will be self-contained single-cell automation – more specifically, twin-spindle machines outfitted with bar feeders and automatic parts catchers.

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Automated HMC Cell Powers Rod Production Flexibility

Automotive connecting rod production is not what it used to be. Gone are the days of vehicle engine platforms that would run for 10-plus years requiring connecting rods that basically remained unchanged design wise. Instead, today’s automakers, in efforts to reduce vehicle weight and emissions, continuously introduce new and smaller engines – with fewer cylinders, yet increased horsepower – at an average rate of every three or so years.

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April 2014

Shop Gives Props to Done-in-one Cellular Manufacturing

Hartzell Propeller Inc, with roots tracing back to a relationship with the Wright Airplane Co. (founded by the Wright Brothers) is one shop that gives the utmost proper recognition to manufacturing cells - in particular those that incorporate multi-tasking done-in-one machine technology. These special types of cells, over the past few years, have not only allowed the shop to continuously boost its aircraft propeller production output, but do so using less equipment and smaller amounts of manufacturing floor space.

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March 2014

Mazak to Share Key MTConnect Advantages at [MC]² 2014 Conference

FLORENCE, Ky., March 13, 2014 - On April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the [MC]² MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference in Orlando, Fla., Mazak Corporation's Vice President of Manufacturing Ben Schawe will discuss how the machine tool builder uses MTConnect inside its North American manufacturing plant to monitor its production equipment and gather valuable data to further improve operations. Additionally, Mazak's Digital Solutions Specialist Neil Desrosiers will be at the conference April 8, 9 and 10 to lend his expert advice regarding the use of MTConnect with Mazak machines.

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February 2014

Mazak Northeast Event to Focus on Aerospace, Medical Manufacturing Trends

FLORENCE, Ky., Feb. 26, 2014 – Mazak invites aerospace, medical and other part manufacturers to its DISCOVER MORE WITH MAZAK Technology and Education event taking place May 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the company’s Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Conn. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience total manufacturing solutions as well as learn new machining techniques for boosting productivity and profitability. The company will also host a special student day on May 8 to promote lucrative, high-tech careers within the manufacturing industry.

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Mazak Hosts Valve Manufacturers Association’s Annual Workshop and Tour

FLORENCE, Ky., February 20, 2014 – From April 30 to May 2, Mazak Corporation will host a portion of the Valve Manufacturers Association’s (VMA) annual “Manufacturers Workshop and Tour” at its North American headquarters in Florence, Ky. The event is open to VMA members and will include a tour of Mazak’s manufacturing campus as well as workshops on supply chain management, MTConnect, problem solving and lean manufacturing.

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Mazak Distributor Premier Engineering Transitions to New Leadership in Georgia

FLORENCE, Ky., February 6, 2014 – Mazak Corporation has announced that Premier Engineering, its distributor in Georgia for more than 25 years, has transitioned the leadership of the Lawrenceville location to long-time Premier sales manager Tim Kramer, who recently purchased the business from owner John Grabenau.

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January 2014

Mazak Distributor Northwest Machine Opens New Building

FLORENCE, Ky., Jan. 30, 2014 – Mazak distributor Northwest Machine, serving Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin, will host a special grand opening for its new headquarters in Rogers, Minn. The event, scheduled for April 30 – May 1, will feature facility tours, advanced manufacturing system demonstrations and technical seminars. A special student day on April 29 will kick off the event and have local manufacturers discuss careers in the industry with area youth.

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Mazak Webinar Links CAM Software and Multi-Tasking Efficiency

FLORENCE, Ky., Jan. 24, 2014 – Multi-tasking technology allows manufacturers to select from a wide variety of part-production scenarios; however, it’s not always easy to identify the most efficient process for a job. In response, Mazak will host a free webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. ET that will explore the role CAM software plays in process planning and optimizing mill-turn operations.

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Mazak Midwest Event to Showcase Total Manufacturing Solutions

FLORENCE, Ky., Jan. 20, 2014 – Mazak invites manufacturers to its DISCOVER MORE WITH MAZAK Midwest event, taking place March 25 – 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the company’s Technology Center in Schaumburg, Ill. The event will focus on ways to boost production efficiency through total manufacturing solutions, highlighting advancements in machine tool technology, automation systems, cutting tools and more. Plus, special presentations on the use of Mazak technology in the racing industry and the growth of U.S. manufacturing will round out the event.

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