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Striking a Balance Between Machine Tool Performance and Value

Some manufacturers prefer to simplify the machine tool acquisition process by prioritising value – but this often comes at the cost of performance. For the highest return on investment, it is important to find a balance between performance and value. While this seems more daunting than comparing sticker prices, minimising lifetime costs makes it significantly easier to keep up with technological advances and to grow business.

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Mazak Variaxis i-700 with a Mazak Multi Pallet Pool (MPP)

The Mazak Variaxis i-700 features DONE-IN-ONE processing of complex workpieces up to Ø850 mm, combining both 5-Axis milling and turning capability in a single set-up. Mazak’s Multi Pallet Pool (MPP) offers high-speed pallet transfer and extended unmanned lights out running.

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John Hart a world class exporter

Since 1946, John Hart Pty Ltd has been a leader in supplying Australian manufacturers with the most innovative and advanced manufacturing technologies. Representing leading global brands such as Mazak and Fanuc, John Hart has been at the forefront of Machine Tool and Automation technology for decades.

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Mazak HCN-5000 with a Mazak Multi Pallet Pool (MPP)

The Mazak HCN-5000 horizontal machining center offers customers outstanding value with high performance and high productivity for achieving maximum performance when working with virtually any type of material. Mazak’s Multi Pallet Pool offers high-speed pallet transfer and extended unmanned lights out running.

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Continued growth for 3D Printing Studios

Increasing demand for high volume additive manufacturing of high-quality plastic parts has led 3D Printing Studios to invest in a second EOS P 396 for their Sydney facility, just one year after the purchase of their first EOS P 396 Industrial 3D Printer for Plastic Parts.

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Tech tip: restarting programs on a Mazak laser

During laser-cutting operations, users may run into a scenario where a program needs to be restarted. A situation may occur after stopping the machine to check for cut quality or after a collision. Depending on the situation there are multiple ways operators can efficiently resume a program on a Mazak laser. The three most effective methods laser operators can utilise to perform a program restart are through the FEED HOLD, RESTART function, or the GOTO method.

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Mazak Lathe Tools Explained

A lathe is a machine tool that rotates, or turns, the metal workpiece around an axis of rotation, with tools applied to cut the metal and form a final symmetrical part or component. Modern lathes are usually computer numerically controlled (CNC) in which the lathe’s operations are programmed by an operator.

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Why you need a high power fiber laser cutting machine

Not so long ago 4kW laser cutting machines were the trend. Today the trend is for laser-cutting machines with 6kw power or more. The high power fiber laser category is now approximately 80 percent of Mazak’s laser cutting sales. When you look at the benefits of high power, it makes sense why trends are focused in that direction.

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Technology and innovation will help Australian manufacturers to remain competitive

Manufacturing has always been defined by relentless innovation. Across industries and around the world, manufacturers have pursued cutting-edge technologies to maintain a competitive advantage, from the rise of NC and CNC machining to today’s fully interconnected and online facilities. And in response to the pressing issues of our time, such as the widening skills gap or the rise of mass customization, Mazak have sought to provide state-of-the-art solutions that make it possible for operators to be more productive than ever before.

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Siemens 3D Printed Gas Turbine Blades

The collaboration between Siemens, Material Solutions and EOS demonstrates that 3D metal printing is a reliable and proven technology viable even for “moving” applications, without any compromise. In focus: developing a new turbine blade. The part was developed together with Siemens NX, built on EOS systems and produced by Material Solutions.

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