CNC Machine Tools News

Latest additions in advanced manufacturing technology from Mazak, Agile Robotics and hyperMILL at AMW 2023

“AMW is Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, and has always been a key date in our diary allowing John Hart to showcase Mazak’s latest generation of machine tools to a sector which provides the backbone to Australian manufacturing,” explained Mark Dobrich, John Hart’s General Manager – Machine Tools.

“John Hart is bringing the Mazak Integrex i-250H S, the QTE 300MY SG, Variaxis C-600, and the VCN-600 to the show as the ideal machines to exhibit Mazak’s innovations in machining productivity as well as Mazak’s Smooth Technology.”

Mazak Integrex i-250H S

The next generation of Mazak Integrex - the i-H Series is helping manufacturers respond quickly to ever-changing production demands whilst taking advantage of the new digital solutions offered by Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC.

The Mazak Integrex i-250H S features Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC, the next generation of SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY. In addition to the conversational programming power of MAZATROL.  The MAZATROL SmoothAi control leverages the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to power innovative tools like SMOOTH Ai Spindle, SMOOTH CAM Ai, MAZATROL TWINS and more.

The Mazak Integrex i-250H S sheet-metal enclosure has been redesigned with flat fronts that simplify maintenance and improve access for peripheral equipment such as bar feeders, articulating robots or gantry loaders. Large-capacity tool magazines and an automatic chuck jaw changer may be added to support automatic operation over extended periods of time.

Mazak Integrex i 250H S

Mazak QTE 300MY SG

Mazak’s new QTE Series of high-speed, high-accuracy CNC turning centres are the first machines to be equipped with Mazak’s new SmoothEz CNC, the latest generation of touch screen MAZATROL CNC, which allows for easy setup, programming and operation.

The simple and compact Mazak QTE 300MY SG, which is manufactured in Mazak’s Singapore factory, is designed to fit into even the smallest machine shop, but with no compromise on power.

The Mazak QTE 300MY SG is equipped with a powerful 5,000 rpm integral spindle motor that is capable of ultra-high-speed acceleration and deceleration delivering high-efficiency, high-accuracy machining.

Mazak QTE 300 MSY SG

Mazak Variaxis C-600

The next generation simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining centre Mazak Variaxis C-600 uses rigid C-frame construction, a standard 30-tool changer, dual-supported tilting table and fast rapid traverse rates to reduce cycle times on demanding jobs.

The Mazak Variaxis C-600 is equipped with SmoothAi CNC, Mazak’s new artificial intelligence control, which has in-built learning capability to continually improve machine performance. 

As well as offering excellent operator access and ergonomics, the Mazak Variaxis C-600 has been designed to integrate easily with a range of automation solutions, such as MPP and Palletech. Optional extras such as a side loading door, and preparation for hydraulic and pneumatic fixture interfaces are also available to support bespoke automation projects with articulated robots.

Mazak Variaxis C 600

Mazak VCN-600

The new Mazak VCN-600 vertical machining centre is developed for high performance and designed to significantly improve productivity rates for manufacturers undertaking everything from heavy-duty cutting to high-speed dynamic milling.

The compact Mazak VCN-600 with BT No.40 features high rigidity construction to ensure high accuracy machining and is now available with extended Y-axis stroke.

The Mazak VCN-600 is equipped with either the new MAZATROL SmoothEz or MAZATROL Smooth G advanced CNC both designed for ease of operation.

Mazak VCN 600

“We are also bringing the Agile Flex robotic loading system for CNC machine tools and the latest CAM software from OPEN MIND – hyperMILL 2023, to demonstrate technologies designed to get more from your CNC machine tool,” Mark Dobrich added.

Agile Flex

The Agile Flex is a range of “out of the box” robotic loading systems, designed and built right here in Australia and marketed world-wide. Rapid to deploy, compact and easy to use, Agile Flex has been developed to add lights out machining at a very affordable price to any modern CNC machine tool.

With up to eight drawers and an optional top mounted pallet, the Agile Flex can process up to 9 unique part numbers unattended. Combined with the ability to process castings and uneven parts, the Agile Flex brings real agility to CNC automation.

The Agile Flex state of the art user interface requires no robot programming knowledge and is specifically designed to be intuitive for the CNC machine tool user. It could not be simpler to configure complex robot motion and sequences in minutes on an Agile Flex CNC machine loading system.

Agile Flex 35 D and Agile Flex MEGA


hyperMILL is the high-performance, complete CAM solution from OPEN MIND for 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis milling as well as mill turning and machining operations such as high-speed cutting (HSC) and high-performance cutting (HPC), with everything integrated in a single interface. Special applications for milling impellers, blisks, turbine blades, tubes and tire molds complete the range of functions available in hyperMILL.

Complete machining for milling and mill turning with just one CAM software and just one post­processor results in integrated processes and minimized machining times, while also increasing reliability – for maximum process reliability, cost efficiency and quality.

hyperMILL provides full compatibility with all current CAD solutions as well as for OPEN MIND's own ‘CAD-for-CAM’ solution - hyperCAD-S 


We are looking forward to AMW 2023 and hope to see you there.

Please visit John Hart at AMW 2023 on Booth MT530. See the AMW 2023 Floor Plan.

Registrations for the AMW2023 are now open: Register to attend AMW 2023.


AMW 2023