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Mazak Corp.

8025 Production Dr., Florence, KY, 41042 3092, USA

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Mazak to Showcase 5-Axis, Multi-Tasking Technology Advancements at MMTS

Press release date: April 3, 2014

Ontario, Canada — Mazak Canada will demonstrate the latest in 5-axis and Multi-Tasking technology as well as provide machining techniques for boosting productivity in A.W. Miller booth 136 at the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show, May 12-14 at Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec.

MMTS attendees will experience precision part-cutting demonstrations on Mazak’s VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400 5X that incorporates a 5-axis rotary/tilt table to cost effectively process small complex parts; INTEGREX i-200ST Multi-Tasking machine with twin turning spindles, a lower turret and milling spindle to process mid-size complex parts in single setups; and QUICK TURN NEXUS 250-II MY Multi-Tasking turning center that features an upper turret with a rotary tool spindle and Y-axis functionality to efficiently perform milling, turning and drilling operations.

Mazak applications engineers will be available throughout MMTS to answer questions and discuss all aspects of the manufacturing process, including cutting tools, workholding, software and automation.

Additional Machine Details
The VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400 5X features a 5-axis rotary/tilt table with durable, high-speed roller gear cam technology to productively process small complex parts up to 400 mm x 400 mm x 250 mm in size. Featuring a powerful, rigid CAT-40 taper 10,000-rpm spindle, the small-footprint vertical machining center offers high metal removal capabilities in common materials, including steel, aluminum and cast iron.

Other maximum spindle speeds are available, such as 12,000 rpm and 20,000 rpm in 40-taper as well as 42,000 rpm in E40 (HSK), so that users can effectively match spindle performance with their part machining requirements.

The INTEGREX i-200ST Multi-Tasking machine accurately processes mid-size complex components up to 658 mm in diameter in single setups. The machine features twin turning spindles, a lower turret and milling spindle. Both turning spindles on the machine provide equal high performance with spindle speeds of 5,000 rpm and C-axis turning control. And both have a bore capacity measuring 76 mm in diameter. For C-axis contouring versatility at either turning spindle, the machine’s vertically mounted 12,000-rpm milling spindle provides a rotating B-axis range of -30 degrees to +240 degrees.

The nine-tool lower turret works in combination with the milling spindle that users can apply to either side of the machine headstock.

The QUICK TURN NEXUS 250-II MY Multi-Tasking turning center features an upper turret with a rotary tool spindle and Y-axis functionality to perform milling, turning and drilling operations in maximum machining diameters of 380 mm. The machine’s headstock features a 254 mm chuck mounted on a 26 kW, 4,000-rpm integrated motor main turning spindle for heavy-duty metal removal. The spindle also acts as a C-axis as it is capable of indexing in 0.0001-degree increments to accurately position parts for square facing and slotting cuts as well as precisely drilled holes. The C-axis spindle is a full-function CNC controlled axis for milling.

About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky, produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5-axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Kentucky plant to be the most advanced and efficient machine tool builder, providing high-quality and reliable products through its “Production-On-Demand” manufacturing practice. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com or follow us on Twitter at @MazakCorp and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MazakCorp.

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