Mazak Newsroom

December 2018

Mazak Apprentices Enjoy Award-Winning Night

Yamazaki Mazak apprentices celebrated a series of wins at the 2018 Worcestershire Group Training Association (WGTA) Annual Awards evening. The event, which showcases those that have excelled over the last 12 months, was held on Wednesday 14th November at Sixways Stadium in Worcester. Three Mazak apprentices picked up individual awards at the ceremony.

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Heavyweight manufacturing

The global gym equipment market is expected to be worth $1bn by 2023. Once dominated by the USA, one British manufacturer has spent the last 20 years working from an industrial estate in rural Somerset and established itself as one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-end gym and personal fitness equipment.

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November 2018

Mazak recognised for Environmental Best Practice

Yamazaki Mazak UK is proud to announce it has won the SILVER Environment Award at The International Green Apple Awards, for its efforts to reduce single use plastic cups at its European Manufacturing Plant in Worcester. The national campaign by The Green Organisation recognises and rewards the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities in the country, and winners were announced this month at a ceremony hosted by Liz Kendall MP at the Houses of Parliament.

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September 2018

Mazak chosen for UK government flagship 5G factory initiative

Yamazaki Mazak has been chosen as one of a select few UK companies to act as a ‘testbed’ for the deployment of next-generation 5G technology, with a view to improving commercial digital infrastructures and ultimately boosting productivity across the UK industrial sector. 5G is set to become the industry standard for connectivity in the future. With potential speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, it could allow for industrial automation systems to operate at as-yet-unseen speeds, as well as increase the speed of real-time analysis, meaning quicker reactions to any red flags and reduced downtime.

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Yamazaki Mazak brings 5-axis efficiency to Cromwell Live

Yamazaki Mazak is proud to be supporting Cromwell Live. As a key strategic partner to Cromwell, the event provides Mazak with an opportunity to showcase its state-of-the-art machining technology in the form of the VARIAXIS j-600/5X vertical machining centre.

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Mazak takes five lasers and two automation solutions to EuroBLECH

Yamazaki Mazak is taking five state-of-the-art laser cutting machines and two automation solutions to EuroBLECH 2018. The standout machine is a new model of the OPTIPLEX 3015 6kW DDL (Direct Diode Laser), a high-speed and high-accuracy machine that offers laser users a step-change in cutting performance.

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August 2018

Mazak takes five lasers and two automation solutions to EuroBLECH

Yamazaki Mazak is taking five state-of-the-art laser cutting machines and two automation solutions to EuroBLECH 2018.

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McLaren expands in-house machining resource with trio of new Mazaks

Yamazaki Mazak has supplied a further three machines to the McLaren Formula 1 team, as part of its ongoing role as the team’s Official Supplier of CNC machine tools.

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Mazak gears up for charity bonanza to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

Mazak gears up for charity bonanza to raise funds for Cancer Research UK Yamazaki Mazak is gearing up for a serious summer of charity as it aims to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. The machine tool manufacturer, which is located in Badgeworth Drive and employees over 900 people in the Worcester area, will be running a number of initiatives throughout the summer as it aims to raise a four-figure sum to support those who have been affected by cancer. Taking place on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd August, Mazak will be holding its biggest ever charity cake sale, with two of the company’s corporate catering partners donating over 600 cakes to the cause.

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July 2018

Yamazaki Mazak names ScotMaz as sole agent for laser in Scotland

Machine tool agents ScotMaz will be taking over the sole representation of Yamazaki Mazak laser machines in Scotland.

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Mazak promotes ‘small but powerful’ PRIMOS to UK machine users

Yamazaki Mazak is ramping up the promotion of its PRIMOS range of machines for UK machine users.

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Yamazaki Mazak set to open new Machine Tool Museum in 2019

Yamazaki Mazak is set to open its own historic Machine Tool Museum on the 100th anniversary of its founding.

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June 2018

Speaker highlight from AutomatiON 2018 event

See one of our guest speakers John Hyde talking to MTDCNC, at our AutomatiON event held in June:

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Advanced machining with Advanced Engineering

Advanced Engineering (UK) Ltd, is a niche rapid prototype company, based in Birmingham. For over 40 years, the company has provided quality and cost-effective subcontract engineering services, with a specific track record in automotive and motorsport.

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Achieve unrivalled cutting accuracy with 4kW Mazak 3D laser

Yamazaki Mazak’s 4kW laser processing machine tool is capable of cutting large structural materials, such as pipe or tube, up to a maximum length of 8,000mm. With options available up to more than 15,000mm, the 3D FABRI GEAR III is ideal for cutting long and heavy tube used in the construction industry, such as building structures, heating and ventilation systems, along with machinery applications including cranes and agricultural machinery.

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Unrivalled productivity with Mazak horizontal machining solution

Yamazaki Mazak’s latest horizontal machining solution, the HCN-5000, is equipped with a high capacity MPP500 automation system, specifically designed to facilitate unmanned lights out running and unrivalled productivity and workability.

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Mazak’s new Inabe plant goes into operation

Yamazaki Mazak has announced the completion of the first construction phase and the start of assembly operations at its new Inabe Plant, in Inabe city, in the Mie prefecture.

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May 2018

5-axis machining centre for the aerospace market

Yamazaki Mazak’s high-power full 5-axis horizontal machining centre with a unique tilting rotary table is specifically designed to meet the high-speed aluminium cutting challenges synonymous with the aerospace industry.

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Mazak Direct Diode Laser machine to revolutionise sheet metal-cutting

Direct Diode Laser (DDL) from Yamazaki Mazak is a world-first technology that can revolutionise flat sheet metal-cutting applications.

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Mazak supports resurgent offshore industry with range of high-capacity Multi-Tasking solutions at MACH

Following the promising signs of resurgence within the UK’s oil and gas industry, Mazak will be bringing a number of productivity-enhancing solutions to MACH for subcontractors in the energy sector.

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Mazak to showcase Hybrid manufacturing solution for the repair of high-value parts at MACH 2018

Yamazaki Mazak will be bringing its latest development in Hybrid manufacturing technology for subcontractors, the VARIAXIS j-600/5X AM, to MACH 2018.

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Mazak focuses on subcontractors with diverse machine display at MACH 2018

General subcontractors will find be interested to see a range of new machines and automation equipment on the Mazak stand at MACH 2018, all capable of improving machine shop productivity and efficiency.

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April 2018

Mazak brings versatility to the fore with compact vertical machining centre

Offering unrivalled flexibility for general subcontracting and high-end OEM applications alike, Mazak’s VTC-530C represents a compact vertical machining solution which can adapt to variety of metal-cutting demands.

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MACH highlights

See video highlights from our stand courtesy of MTDCNC, at this year's MACH by clicking on the links below:

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Mazak expands 5-axis multi-tasking range to include Siemens

Yamazaki Mazak has expanded its control offering for its popular 5-axis machining centers, the VARIAXIS i-500 and the VARIAXIS i-600, to accommodate customers that have standardised on Siemens controls.

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Mazak launches entry level automation cell for turning applications

Yamazaki Mazak has unveiled a new ‘plug and play’ turning centre and robotic machine tending solution for the subcontract market, the QUICK TURN 250MY and TA-12.

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Mazak showcases range of high volume automotive solutions at MACH

Yamazaki Mazak is showcasing a range of machines ideally suited to high volume automotive manufacturing applications at MACH 2018. All of the machines are highly flexible and capable of machining a range of automotive components whilst offering outstanding productivity and quality.

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Mazak to display trio of turnkey automation solutions at MACH

Yamazaki Mazak will be bringing three productivity-enhancing machine tending solutions to MACH 2018, to demonstrate how manufacturers across the UK can drive tangible productivity benefits from turnkey automation solutions.

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Mazak highlights aerospace capabilities at MACH 2018

The UK’s aerospace sector and its supply chain will benefit from a range of new machining solutions being exhibited on the Mazak stand at MACH 2018. Mazak will be displaying a collection of machines, specifically developed for the aerospace sector and all capable of reaching new heights of production capability.

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March 2018

Two new Siemens machines

Yamazaki Mazak has revealed its latest alternative CNC option for those manufacturers who have standardised on Siemens control.

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HRH Prince of Wales honours Mazak with Industrial Cadets Top Employer award

Yamazaki Mazak has been awarded Employer of the Year at the 2018 Industrial Cadets Awards, beating the likes of Airbus, the RAF, Airbus and Tata Consultancy Services to the accolade.

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Mazak Hybrid Multi-Tasking machines

Capable of both additive and subtractive manufacturing operations, the new VARIAXIS j-600/5X AM is the latest addition to the Yamazaki Mazak’s suite of Hybrid Multi-Tasking machines.

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Enhanced productivity with Mazak’s vertical machining centres

Yamazaki Mazak launches two new veritical machining centres for the European market, specifically targeted at the subcontracting manufacturer.

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Key CECIMO role for Marcus Burton

Marcus Burton becomes chairman of the Market Intelligence Committee of CECIMO.

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Mazak Partnership Passed from one Generation to the Other

At just 13 years old, Sam Groves who is Adrian's eldest son, is the fourth generation to be involved with the family business. He is already immersed in metal-cutting.

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February 2018

Mazak apprentice targets 2018 drag racing success

Yamazaki Mazak apprentice, Jas Cordelle, is targeting drag bike racing success in the 2018 season starting in March.

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Mazak puts productivity to the fore with sector-led MACH stand

Yamazaki Mazak is set to showcase 13 productivity-enhancing solutions from its world-class portfolio of machine tool and laser-cutting machines, as part of a MACH stand dedicated to maximising efficiency for machine users across all areas of the UK’s manufacturing landscape.

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January 2018

Southern Manufacturing

Yamazaki Mazak is set to showcase the latest addition to its 5-axis range of hybrid machining centres at Southern Manufacturing 2018 (FIVE Farnborough, 6-8 February). The VARIAXIS j-600/5X AM, which made its European debut at EMO, employs a Wire-Arc AM (Additive Manufacturing) head on a 5-axis vertical machining centre to enable high-speed additive and subtractive manufacturing on one combined platform.

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Mazak for Siemens users

Yamazaki Mazak has revealed its latest alternative CNC option for those manufacturers who have standardised on Siemens control. Mazak’s latest machine to feature a Siemens CNC is its VTC-760C vertical travelling column machining centre, which is controlled by the new Siemens 828D control.

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