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Yamazaki Mazak has unveiled a new high-accuracy simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining centre, the Mazak VARIAXIS C-600, suitable for a wide range of industry sectors, including the aerospace and automotive markets.
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.
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.
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.
Multi-Tasking adds efficiency to every aspect of manufacturing production. Because it enables start-to-finish production of parts that require a multi-axis approach to multiple processes, it cuts production lead times and part costs by eliminating, in many cases, the need for multiple clampings and multiple machines. That same single-setup ease and convenience also increases machining accuracy and part quality because parts stay on one machine rather than moving from one machine to the next involving numerous part setups.
Tube and pipe fabrication has found a growth in applications with continued advancements in tube technology. Tube lasers continue to get faster while also processing an increased range of materials types and shapes. While fabrication often focuses on flat sheeting material processing, tube and pipe fabrication is also a major player. Here is a quick start guide for what to think about with tube and pipe laser-cutting.
OPEN MIND Technologies, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has announced that Ramco Machine, LLC (Rowley, MA U.S.A) is helping to impact the future of space exploration by using hyperMILL CAM software and 5-axis machining to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
For manufacturers overseeing major capital investments, understanding the true cost of a purchase can be difficult. This is probably why most prefer to simplify their purchasing decisions by basing it on the bottom-line price alone.
With Mazak genuine parts in stock, direct access to Mazak’s World Parts Centre and a variety of OEM suppliers, we are uniquely placed to ensure your machines are back up and running as quickly as possible.
With high-mix/low-volume production, just-in-time inventories and increasingly demanding customers, manufacturers require the single-setup efficiency of Multi-Tasking – and for the industry’s widest range of capabilities, manufacturers go with the Multi-Tasking pioneers at Mazak.