FLORENCE, Ky., July 9, 2019 – Mazak continues to advance North American manufacturing with machines produced in its Florence, Kentucky, facility that help shorten delivery lead times, ensure access to the company’s latest technologies and offer customers centralized U.S.-based support. At WESTEC 2019 in Booth 1031, Mazak will spotlight the advanced capabilities of several of these highly productive machines, including the VTC-300 FSW HYBRID Multi-Tasking Vertical Machining Center that features Friction Stir Welding (FSW) capabilities. Attendees will experience live demonstrations of Mazak machines processing real-world parts from such industries as aircraft/aerospace, automotive, high-tech, recreational and medical.
Visitors to the Mazak WESTEC booth will also discover the programming ease and sophistication of the company’s MAZATROL Smooth CNCs, which allow for both EIA/ISO and conversational programming. These controls offer advanced access to features, functions and capabilities through unequaled engineering resources that create unsurpassed ease of use and productivity. The MAZATROL conversational interface enables less-skilled operators to answer onscreen questions and enter project data to set up jobs that otherwise would require in-depth programming experience.
On the Kentucky-built VTC-300C FSW HYBRID Multi-Tasking Vertical Machining Center, Mazak will demonstrate how it combines subtractive multi-axis machining with FSW joining capabilities. Friction stir welding (FSW) produces a pure, clean weld that improves on the strength, quality and durability of MIG welding and other options, and that eliminates the problems of weakened material properties at the point of welds.