Mazak Sets New Standard for Motorsports Industry at Performance Racing Industry Show 2006

The 19th annual Performance Racing Industry Show (December 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida) is billed as the world's largest motorsports industry trade show. At Booth 5407, Mazak Corporation (Florence, Kentucky) will be demonstrating a new standard of manufacturing productivity and quality for the fast-growing motorsports industry by showing high-speed, full 5-axis machining on a Dodge Motorsports/Penske Jasper Engines cylinder head on Mazak's Integrex e-410HS multi-tasking machining center.

Specifically, Mazak will be demonstrating the porting of cylinder heads -- fine-tuning the interior shapes of the engine's curving channels that direct airflow to and from the cylinders - in a single setup. "Where other machines typically run this kind of work in the 60 to 80 inches-per-minute range, we programmed the machine at 120 inches per minute and ran it very successfully at 100% override," explains Jack Halenkamp, Mazak's exhibits manager. "At last year's show, people watching were amazed. Where a cylinder head can take anywhere from four to seven to hours, we were finish-machining them in just over two hours."

This is possible because Mazak's Integrex e-410HS II permits full five-axis milling. The high-speed advanced milling spindle can tilt up to 240 degrees, and the second spindle has the same C-axis rotational functions as the main spindle. Not only does this provide unsurpassed flexibility for machining complex parts, both the B and C axis can be positioned in increments of 0.0001 degree for superior accuracy and finish. For tooling, a lollipop cutter accomplishes the milling and high-tolerance finishes deep inside the curving channels.

Also addressing simultaneous five-axis machining on the Integrex e-410HS is the new Mazatrol Matrix CNC. Software and hardware advances in the Mazatrol Matrix include powerful internal computing speed to support 16 million pulse-per-revolution encoders on each linear axis for high-accuracy, sub-micron resolution in both EIA/ISO programs and Mazak's Mazatrol conversational programming. Powering these advances is a new 64-bit twin-engine CPU that produces feedrates for machining complex surfaces two times faster than the previous CNC control.

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