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At its next open house event on 20–23 November 2012, Yamazaki Mazak will highlight 20 of its manufacturing machines, including multi-tasking and five-axis variants. The event will be held at the European Technology Centre in Worcester.

The event will also feature the company’s technologies for programming, automation and factory management, as well as live cutting action.

Application experts will also be on hand to offer advice to attendees.

On show at the open house event

Integrex I and J series multi-tasking machines

  • These machines are designed to ensure high accuracy, productivity and reliability.
  • The company will showcase the Integrex I-630V, which is designed for heavy-duty machining and is equipped with a large machining area of 1,050 x 1,000mm.

Variaxis I series five-axis machines

  • These high-efficiency, multi-surface, simultaneous five-axis machines feature high speed, provide accurate performance and have a large working area.

Optiplex 3015 machines

  • These productive and reliable laser processing machines feature high-precision lenses and U axes for increased performance.

Other machines

  • These include the VC Smart 430A; the VC Smart 530C; the QT Smart 200M with Robo Smart Cell; and the QT Nexus 250 II MSY.

Yamazaki Mazak Ltd

Yamazaki Mazak is the world’s largest manufacturer of computer controlled (CNC) metal-cutting machines. With over 260 different models, the Mazak product range includes CNC lathes, machining centres, multi-tasking machines and flexible manufacturing systems as well as laser processing machines.

Machine tools are called “Mother Machine” because they relate to the manufacturing of almost every product around us and are very important in supporting the base of “world manufacturing.” Our mission as a machine tool maker is to enrich people’s lives and contribute to society by developing and providing high performance machine tools that can produce high accuracy work in a short time.

We were among the first to start foreign production as a Japanese machine tool maker. Following the establishment of Mazak Corporation in the USA, we expanded our production base worldwide to include the UK, Singapore and China, as well as further expanding our Japanese manufacturing operations. We are the only machine tool maker to have established a global production system. With these local plants, we have been able to provide high quality service and have built strong relationships based on mutual trust with customers from all over the world.

True to the Yamazaki principle of supporting the customer locally, Mazak’s European Manufacturing plant, in Worcester UK, opened in June 1987 and was immediately recognised as the most advanced machine tool manufacturing plant in Europe. The factory has expanded three times since then and now offers over 29,000m2

This is a complete machine tool manufacturing plant. Mazak machines the components that go to make its spindles, turrets, tool magazines and Mazak even manufactures its own sheet metal covers. As with all Mazak manufacturing plants, the most rigorous practices and Kaizen programmes ensure continuous improvement.

Serving all of Europe’s markets, more than 80% of the machine tools built in Worcester are exported from the UK into Europe. More than 17,000 Mazak machines have been manufactured here so far and this number continues to grow every day.

Mazak European Manufacturing Plant is recognised for its factory automation, technology and overall management practices. Selected as one of the “Top Ten Companies in the World” by the Swedish Royal Academy of Science and Technology underscores this worldwide reputation.

As with all Mazak factories, this facility comprises a variety of flexible manufacturing systems, consisting of machining centres, multi-tasking CNC lathes, and a sheet metal FMS – all designed for unmanned operation.

The plant benefits from highly skilled employees who are committed to continuous improvement through the 25 “Kaizen” teams in operation.

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