Mazak Newsroom

August 2017

UB Racing clinches second at Formula Student in eighth year with Mazak

The University of Birmingham student racing team has come second in the 2017 Formula Student UK competition – the best performance in the team’s 20-year history – beating a host of UK and international rivals from the 75-strong field. 2017 also saw the continuation of UB Racing’s partnership with Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, which has supplied a number of machined parts to be used on the team’s competitive racing vehicle for the eighth-successive year.

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July 2017

Mazak announces new dual role for its South West Laser Sales Manager

Yamazaki Mazak’s Area Laser Sales Manager for the South West area, Aaron Manchester, has now assumed responsibility for machine tool sales in the Berkshire and Avon region, as part of a newly-created dual role to support both laser and machine tool customers in the South West.

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Mazak brings latest 5-axis technology to Northern Manufacturing 2017

Yamazaki Mazak will be displaying its state-of-the-art VARIAXIS j-500/5X 5-axis machining centre at this year’s Northern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition.

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June 2017

Swarf and Chips - Mazak show

Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd took over the MTD CNC Swarf and Chips show. Throughout the show we discuss Mazak's latest additive manufacturing technology, the VORTEX machine range, their Tooltech system, the SMOOTH control and multi axis machining in general. Other highlights include a look at the latest Laser machine innovations with Ian White and talking about Projects and Applications with Lawrence McCann. We conclude this week's show publicising Mazak's latest promotional campaign.

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Mazak to unveil full Industry 4.0 solution at EMO 2017

Industry 4.0 will be placed at the centre of Yamazaki Mazak’s EMO 2017 stand with the unveiling of the company’s iSmart factory concept along with 25 new machines, including 15 making their world debuts. The iSmart factory concept utilises Mazak’s Industry 4.0 infrastructure which enables machine users to make the vital step-up from automated cell manufacturing to a completely connected Industry 4.0 factory of the future.

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April 2017

Mazak Shortlisted for Industrial Cadets Employer of the Year

Yamazaki Mazak’s commitment to work experience students has been recognised at the recent Inaugural Industrial Cadets Awards ceremony. Taking place on March 2nd at the IET in London, Yamazaki Mazak was shortlisted for ‘Employer of the Year’ – whittled down to the top four companies, from a list of 24. Other shortlisted companies included Nissan, Airbus and Akzo Nobel.

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Mazak to help next generation ‘Get up to Speed’ with CNC programming challenge

Yamazaki Mazak is proud to take part in the 2017 Get Up to Speed (GUTS) Engineering and Manufacturing event at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, on 26th April. The event, which is in its seventh year, is aimed at profiling 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 sectors.

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March 2017

Mazak appoints Richard Smith as new European Group Managing Director

Yamazaki Mazak has appointed Richard Smith as its new European Group Managing Director. He takes over from Marcus Burton who will remain with the company in a new Non-Executive role. Mr Smith, who will take up his new role in April, will have responsibility for all of Mazak’s operations in Europe, including the manufacturing operations in the UK.

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Mazak launches new materials handling solution for UK laser market

Yamazaki Mazak has enhanced its laser automation offering for the UK market following the introduction of a new materials handling solution. First unveiled at EuroBLECH 2016, Mazak’s new QUICK CELL laser automation technology is ideal for volume production operations and is available in three different specifications, a 6-pallet, 10-pallet and 14-pallet variants.

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February 2017

McLaren-Honda extends exclusive machine tool partnership with Mazak

McLaren-Honda has further extended its contract with Yamazaki Mazak, ensuring the manufacturer continues in its role as the sole Official Supplier of CNC machine tools to the McLaren-Honda Formula One team. Mazak has supplied the team for 18 years, and currently has a total of 33 machines installed at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, including multi-tasking and multi-axis machines from the INTEGREX and VARIAXIS series.

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Mazak announces record laser sales year in 2016

Yamazaki Mazak has announced a record year in 2016 for sales of laser machines in the UK. The company says that the record year has been driven by a combination of new products and the recent formation of a dedicated UK laser sales team. The growth has been achieved across a variety of sectors, with particularly strong performance in construction and general subcontracting.

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Mazak makes major investment in UK manufacturing

Yamazaki Mazak has signalled a renewed commitment to growing its UK manufacturing presence with a major investment at its European manufacturing plant in Worcester. As part of a programme to increase manufacturing capacity at the Worcester plant, the company has invested in two new VERSATECH machining centres, which are manufactured in Mazak’s Japanese manufacturing facilities. The VERSATECH machines will be used to precision machine the cast-iron beds used on all the machine tools manufactured at the Worcester plant.

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January 2017

Industrial Cadets

During October 2016, we were delighted to welcome our first all-female Industrial Cadets group courtesy of RGS Worcester. Inspired by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Industrial Cadets scheme enables young people to gain an insight into how businesses operate and how it draws direct links with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in particular.

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Southern Manufacturing

Yamazaki Mazak will be showcasing its latest generation 5-axis multi-tasking machine, the VARIAXIS j-500/5X, at Southern Manufacturing 2017. The state-of-the-art machining centre combines a compact footprint with the ability to offer simultaneous 5-axis machining across multiple surfaces, making it ideal for the variety of volume, small batch or prototype work commonly undertaken in the subcontracting sector.

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The laser revolution

Yamazaki Mazak had a strong showing at this year's EuroBLECH new laser cutting and automation systems making their world debuts, including a new Direct Diode Laser (DDL) cutting system.

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