POSTED ON 3/12/2020 – At Mazak, we’re proud to provide manufacturing technology that companies around the world use to build the products and infrastructure of the future. Our machine tools cut parts that appear on racetracks and in undersea oil wells, on airplanes overhead and wastewater systems below. And thanks to advances such as Multi-Tasking, 5-axis machining and HYBRID Multi-Tasking, we’ve been pushing the envelope year after year – including far beyond our atmosphere and to the stars.
Recently, the team at Mazak hosted James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine, who heads up NASA as its administrator, and Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky, who visited the Mazak iSMART Factory™ and National Technology Center in Florence to see how we use Mazaks to build Mazaks – and how our facility’s attention to detail and manufacturing capabilities allow us to achieve the precision necessary to build space-worthy parts.
As a hub for aerospace manufacturing, the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region drew Administrator Bridenstine for a roundtable discussion among representatives of local manufacturers as well as state and local politicians. Mazak Corporation President Dan Janka also attended the meeting where Bridenstine discussed NASA’s future plans. The agency’s first goal? To get astronauts back on the moon by 2024, where they’ll potentially stay for up to a year.