Mazak Southeast Event to Spotlight Total Manufacturing Solutions,Team Penske Technical Sponsorship

FLORENCE, Ky., – The Mazak Southeast Technology Center in Suwanee, Georgia, invites manufacturers working in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other key regional industries to its Discover More With Mazak™ event on April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registered attendees will be able to see the company’s latest machine tools and CNC technology in action as well as discuss total manufacturing solutions with ancillary machine tool equipment suppliers. Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski will also make a special guest appearance as part of Mazak’s technical sponsorship of Team Penske.

During the event, Mazak will demonstrate advancements in multi-tasking, 5-axis, milling and turning technologies on its latest machine tools, which include the QUICK TURN UNIVERSAL 350MY, VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 500 5X and VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400T.

According to Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation, the company’s new UNVERSAL-type machines redefine the quality and productivity standards of valuebased CNC milling and turning machines. “Our forward-thinking design and engineering teams in Kentucky applied amazing ingenuity to develop innovative machine features and functions that take our world-class technology to the highest possible levels of affordability,” he noted.

Mazak will also run simulations of its new MAZATROL SmoothX CNC. Made for complex, multi-axis machine tools, the company engineered the CNC to offer maximum speeds that are four times faster than previous-generation controls. The CNC coincides with Mazak’s new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming to metal removal to data collection. As a result, manufacturers can dramatically shorten machine cycle times, enhance simultaneous 5-axis operations and more - capabilities that will further enhance Mazak’s dominance in industries such as aerospace.

A special kiosk on the company’s recently announced INTEGREX i-400AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine will explain how this forthcoming turnkey solution represents an innovative alternative to conventional part processing in terms of design and machining.

Mazak designed the INTEGREX i-400AM primarily for small lot production of very difficult-to-machine materials such as those used in the aerospace, energy and medical industries. With its additive capability, the machine can easily generate/clad near-netshape component features then quickly complete them via high-precision finish machining operations.

Throughout the two-day event, attendees will also be able to connect with several of the industry’s top suppliers of cutting tools, bar feeders, coolant systems, workholding solutions, 3D software and conveyor equipment to discuss total manufacturing solutions. Among the suppliers in attendance include Horn, Kennametal, Sandvik Coromant, LNS, Kurt, SolidWorks and Jorgensen Conveyors.

And last but not least, Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski will stop by the event to meet with attendees and sign autographs. Mazak Corporation and Team Penske have been strong partners since 1994, and over the past two decades, the team has engineered an edge over the competition by keeping more parts manufacturing inhouse on equipment supplied by Mazak.

Registration for the Discover More With Mazak event at the Southeast Technology Center is now open at

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 or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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