Mazak’s Integrex i-100 Bartac-S multi-tasking machine
Florence, Kentucky – Mazak has been designated by SME and AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology as a founding partner for The Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018. The event will take place April 30 – May 2, 2018, at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and will provide insight and information about the latest manufacturing and transformative technologies to manufacturers seeking to boost productivity, increase sales, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
At the event, Mazak application engineers will also perform live cutting tool demonstrations on two of the company’s advanced machine tools in booth #1225. Visitors to the booth will see the cutting of a medical part on its small-footprint Integrex i-100 Bartac-S multi-tasking machine that employs two turning spindles and a milling spindle for full 5-axis machining and DONE IN ONE operations. The machine's Intelligent Bar Loader System automatically feeds out material the required distance from the chuck and minimizes the bar remnant.
Mazak will also demonstrate an aerospace component processed on the Mazak VC-500 AM hybrid multi-tasking machine. The machine combines full 5-axis capability and additive technology to revolutionize product design, reduce time to market and cut R&D costs by building part features to near net shape up to 10x faster than other comparable systems.
Event participants will immerse themselves in a world of interactive learning and hands-on technology demonstrations to gain real-world knowledge and best practices. Mazak will present two 30-minute Learning Labs: one on its advanced Smooth Technology and a second on digital connectivity, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Mazak iSmart Factory.
Mazak’s Smooth Technology has revolutionized the way machine tools perform. Dan DaSilva, Mazak’s Northeast assistant applications manager, will share how the all-encompassing platform brings unmatched speed, accuracy, functionality and ergonomics to virtually every type of metalworking application. Attendees will also learn how Mazatrol Smooth CNCs have become the industry’s fastest and help maximize a shop’s machining efficiency.
Neil Desrosiers, application engineer, developer and MTConnect specialist at Mazak, will present the Learning Lab on digital connectivity, the IIoT and the Mazak iSmart Factory. Attendees will discover how easy it is to take the first steps into safe and secure digital connectivity and the IIoT with proven implementation strategies. Desrosiers will also offer field-proven recommendations and share best practices.
To register for The Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018, please visit smartmanufacturingexperience.com.
What are the biggest challenges you see the medical device manufacturing industry facing in 2019?
- Ability to invest in technology
- Access to capital/credit/financing
- Changing regulatory environment
- Increased market competition
- New product development
- Pricing pressures
- Retaining/growing a skilled workforce