Mazak Newsroom

April 2019

Mazak inspires next generation of engineers with innovative CNC puzzle at key STEM exhibition

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.

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Mazak celebrates 10 years of success with European Technology Centre

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.

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March 2019

Maintenance – the third factor in laser machine choice

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.

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February 2019

Pryme Group House

Pryme Group is a relatively new name, but armed with an engineering track record going back 40 years, it is shaking up the UK’s market for contract manufacturing services. The North East of England has always been a hotbed of subcontract manufacturing. However, in recent years, a new name has been shaking the market up, namely Pryme Group, whose rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

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Types of sheet metal laser cutting

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.

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Lathe tools explained

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.

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