FLORENCE, Ky. — Current industry discussions on smart machines, in-depth analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things are giving rise to the nextgeneration of products and technologies intended to revolutionize parts manufacturing via big data. At its DISCOVER 2015 event this fall, Mazak will spotlight how it is leading the way in data-driven manufacturing and what modern machine tools, advanced software and interconnectivity practices can be applied today to prepare for the future.
More than 30 of Mazak's latest machine tools will be on display during the event, taking place October 27 - 29 and November 3 - 5 at the company's North American Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky. The machines will perform cutting demonstrations of real-world parts, including blisks, aircraft engine casings, spiral bevel gears, aircraft propellers, tibia trays, brake rotors and fly fishing reels, via modern Multi-Tasking, HYBRID Multi-Tasking, 5-axis, milling and turning techniques.
The majority of the machines will feature the company's new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY platform that has transformed the way Mazak equipment performs, especially in terms of 5-axis and contouring operations. Revolutionary CNC technology, advanced machine design and unequaled engineering resources are the foundation of this platform and, together, provide unsurpassed ease of operation and unmatched productivity.
Automation will play a role in some of the cutting demonstrations to showcase the value fully integrated production systems bring to data-driven manufacturing. Robotic cells and Mazak's modular PALLETECH palletized manufacturing system for lights-out operations will be among the automation solutions on display. Additionally, the company will debut new software that makes it easy to monitor a PALLETECH-based manufacturing cell from almost anywhere using a smartphone or tablet.
A select number of Kentucky-made Mazak machines will also make their official debut at the event. Designed and built in the company's newly transformed North American manufacturing plant, these models feature never-before-seen iterations of the SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY CNC.
Mazak will give tours of its renewed manufacturing plant, which encompasses 536,000 square feet of the company's overall 800,000-square-foot manufacturing campus. Having invested $30 million in its campus last year, Mazak has implemented what it refers to as the iSMART Factory concept into its plant. The concept harnesses the power of connectivity to optimize Mazak's Production-On-Demand manufacturing operations at every level.
In conjunction with the iSMART Factory tours, Mazak will discuss how manufacturers can tap into the data available to them now to gain real-time actionable intelligence using advanced communications protocols such as MTConnect.
Additional DISCOVER 2015 event details, including open registration, are available at MazakUSA.com/DISCOVER2015. Mazak will post new information to the site over the coming months so those interested in attending the event should check back often. Event updates will also be available on Mazak's Facebook and Twitter pages.
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 through its "Production-On-Demand" practice. 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 www.MazakUSA.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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