POSTED ON 11/23/2021 – We welcomed more than 1,500 people at this year’s Mazak DISCOVER 2021 event, once again staking our claim to hosting the largest privately held manufacturing event in North America. Like its predecessors, DISCOVER 2021 was nothing short of amazing and gave attendees plenty of excitement, along with a host of new ideas and technologies to keep their shops competitive and successful.
We dedicated this event to “Move Manufacturing Forward,” showcasing a long list of ways to propel our customers to greater success. Our theme reflects the ways we always want to help our customers advance.
Taking center stage was the premiere of our new SYNCREX Series of Swiss-style machines. With Mazak’s well-known performance and quality, the extremely precise SYNCREX models feature seven, eight and nine-axis configurations and are optimized for high production of small parts.
SYNCREX machines sport the new MAZATROL SmoothSt CNC, with our Swiss Setup Assist (MSSA) for fast and easy job setups along with our Turning Chip Control (MTCC) to optimize chip management. For further ease of use, the control’s soft key PLC functions include those for tool touch off, part cut off, retract point and start position. The CNC also allows for synchronous control, rigid tapping with all spindles, and cross and front simultaneous machining.
In addition to being the first to see the new SYNCREX Series, DISCOVER attendees also experienced numerous North American machine premieres. The 25 machines demonstrated at DISCOVER included the first in-person North American showing of the compact Kentucky-built Mazak Ez Series, designed to support job shops with Mazak quality and performance at affordable price points. Additionally, we showed our INTEGREX i-H Series machines that apply artificial intelligence and machine learning through the Multi-Tasking power of the MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC to improve efficiency and precision.