Yamazaki Mazak has posted strong results for machine orders in the UK and Ireland and is looking forward with confidence to 2020.
The growth has been achieved across all sectors and machine classes with particularly positive performances in general subcontracting, aerospace and the oil and gas sector.
Beth Addis, a production apprentice at global machine tool manufacturer Yamazaki Mazak, has won the Advanced Level Apprentice of the Year award at this year’s Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year Awards.
Yamazaki Mazak has made a series of major investments at its UK-based European manufacturing plant in Worcester.
The multimillion-pound investments include two new state-of-the-art manufacturing cells making component parts for new Mazak machines produced at the Worcester facility. Each cell is equipped with an INTEGREX i-Series machine from Mazak’s flagship Multi-Tasking solutions range, and RoboJob automation.
Yamazaki Mazak has returned from EMO 2019 buoyed by strong machine orders and record visitors to its stand.
The company has reported a stand visitor increase of circa 5% in comparison to 2017 numbers during the five-day Hannover show, along with strong enquiries for the 27 machines and 15 different automation solutions exhibited.
Manufacturing technology leader Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced that President Tomohisa Yamazaki will become the company’s Chairman, while Vice President Takashi Yamazaki has been named the new President.
Yamazaki Mazak has released dates for its specialist ‘Manufacturing Solutions NOW’ Open House in June at its European Technology Centre in Worcester.
The Open House, which will run from the 11th to 13th June and will include 22 machines in total, will focus on entry-level machines, Siemens control and laser-cutting; and feature guest talks from representatives from McLaren Applied Technologies and Concorde.
Yamazaki Mazak reaffirmed its commitment to the next generation of engineers with a third consecutive appearance at the Get Up To Speed with STEM (GUTS) event, held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, on 27th March.
GUTS, which is in its ninth year, aims to highlight the broad opportunities available to young people in the North of England who are keen on exploring a future career in the engineering and manufacturing sector.
Yamazaki Mazak will celebrate a decade of success for its European Technology Centre (ETC) in 2019.
The state-of-the-art facility, which is located at its European Manufacturing Plant in Worcester, first opened its doors in 2009, and has seen in excess of 33,000 visitors walk through its doors in that time.
The 2900m2 facility is home to a regularly-changing line-up of CNC machine tools and laser processing machines from Mazak’s extensive portfolio. It is often the first place in the UK customers can see the company’s new models once they have been launched.
Laser maintenance schedules are an important factor in the choice of a laser machine. Ian Goodwin, from Mazak’s laser service team, outlines the service and inspection process and contrasts the difference between maintaining a CO2 and a fibre laser machine.
The market for sheet metal laser cutting machines has developed rapidly in recent years, with new types of machines being marketed by sheet metal laser cutting manufacturers, that are revolutionising the laser cutting process and the choices that users can make.
What is a lathe?
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.