Mazak to Host Technology and Education Event for Midwest Shops

FLORENCE, Ky., February 27, 2018 – Mazak will host its annual Discover More With Mazak™ Event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 1 - 3. This highly interactive learning event will give attendees an opportunity to explore the latest manufacturing technologies and techniques that can elevate a shop’s level of productivity.

Event attendees will experience the capabilities of 19 of Mazak’s advanced Milling, Turning, 5 Axis and Multi-Tasking machines, including one of its latest, the VC-500A/5X Vertical Machining Center, as application engineers perform a variety of real-life part cutting demonstrations. With a trunnion-style rotary/tilt table and new 60-tool capacity magazine, the VC-500A/5X allows for the accurate, cost-effective processing of small complex parts via full 5-axis machining while reducing valuable set-up time.

At the event, several machines, including the QUICK TURN 250 and the QT-PRIMOS 100 turning centers, will be paired with cost-effective automation systems to demonstrate how easy it is to gain versatility, flexibility and productivity with the right automation solution. The QUICK TURN 250 will feature a prepackaged robotic loading system that maximizes profit potential by enabling unmanned operation, while the high-speed, high-accuracy and high-torque QT-PRIMOS 100 will have a gantry loader that speeds loading and unloading.

At the event, Mazak and its Value Inspired Partners (VIPs) will present the latest information on some of the industry’s hottest trends, including emerging technologies that are changing the manufacturing landscape. Attendees will see the advantages of SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY, a process-performance platform that is transforming the manufacturing industry and that incorporates Mazak’s line of MAZATROL SmoothX, SmoothG and SmoothC controls as well as automation and plant-wide connectivity. DP Technology-ESPIRIT, LNS America, MEMEX and Sandvik will also conduct multiple presentations in the Technology Center on complementary technologies for Mazak machines to create more innovative products and turnkey processes.

Additionally, attendees will discover how easy it is to securely enter the world of IIoT with the Mazak SmartBox. This scalable, end-to-end solution connects manufacturing equipment, including machines, software and other devices, to a factory’s network and allows the free flow of information to management systems via MTConnect.

For a complete list of machine tools running live demonstrations, presentation schedules and to register for the Midwest Event, visit

About Mazak Corporation

Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive 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 iSMART Factory to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit


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