Mazak demonstrates 30+ systems at DISCOVER 2019

Mazak demonstrates 30+ systems at DISCOVER 2019

September 24, 2019

Mazak Corp.
Machining Centers

At DISCOVER 2019, Mazak Corp. will demonstrate more than 30 manufacturing systems ranging from cost-efficient turning and milling solutions to state-of-the-art Hybrid technologies. DISCOVER 2019 takes place at Mazak’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky, November 5-7 and 12-13. 

Horizontal milling
The HCN-5000 brings unsurpassed performance, precision, reliability, and production value to the high-volume production of large, heavy parts. In addition to a wide range of optional spindle types and power options, the machine is available with Mazak’s Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP) System, a compact multiple pallet stocker system ideal for manufacturers that require basic automation to increase productivity and/or have limited floor space that prevents the installation of a system with a horizontal pallet stocker.

In addition to the HCN-5000 with MPP, horizontal milling centers on display at the show will include the HC-5000 and the HCN-6800. 

Vertical milling
Mazak’s complete range of vertical milling solutions will be represented, including the VCN-570C, a vertical machining center with a robust 30hp, 15,000rpm standard spindle. The machine will be demonstrated alongside a RoboJob part-loading system, a simple and reliable way to significantly reduce setup time and ensure the highest repeatability and accuracy for machining operations.

In addition to the VCN-570C with RoboJob loader, vertical milling solutions at the show will include the FJV-35/80, VC-300A, VC-500C/2PC, VCN-575C and VTC-200C Vertical Machining Centers. 

The QTU-350 HP with RoboJob delivers quality at an affordable price point. This made-in-Kentucky machine offers advanced technology, unmatched productivity advantages, and cost effectiveness for shops of all sizes. For greater levels of process versatility, the machine also features a powerful high-performance spindle package (HP) with a 30hp, 3,500rpm turning spindle.

Joining the QTU-350 HP with RoboJob will be the Mega Turn 900M and Quick Turn 450. 

The VC-500A/5X is a Kentucky-built vertical machining center with a trunnion-style rotary/tilt table that allows for the accurate, cost-effective processing of small complex parts via full 5-axis machining. The machine comes standard equipped with a robust, high-performance spindle that delivers exceptional metal removal capabilities in all common materials, including steel, aluminum and cast iron. Optional spindle speeds are available to address a variety of part production requirements.

Mazak will demonstrate several 5-axis machining centers at DISCOVER 2019 in addition to the VC-500A/5X, including the HCR-5000, UD-400/5X, VARIAXIS i-800 and VTC-800/30 SR 5-axis machining centers. 

The Integrex series will be represented by several advanced models sporting the latest technology, including an Integrex I-300ST with the new Spindle Health Monitor and the INTEGREX i-400S with the company’s latest control technology, the Mazatrol SmoothAI CNC. Machines will also include numerous automation solutions, such as the GR100 gantry loader paired with the Quick Turn 250MSY, an outstanding turning center with additional milling spindle, second turning spindle and Y-axis off-centerline machining capabilities for true Done In One® multi-tasking.

The full list of multi-tasking machines that will appear at the show includes the HQR-250MSY, Integrex i-100 Bartac-S, Integrex i-300ST with Spindle Health Monitor, INTEGREX i-400S with SmoothAI CNC, Integrex i-400ST, Integrex i-500W, Multiplex W-200Y, Quick Turn 200MSY, Quick Turn 250MSY with GR100, Quick Turn 550MY and SQR 250. 

Hybrid multi-taskingAs Mazak’s newest line of manufacturing technology, each of the Hybrid multi-tasking machines at DISCOVER 2019 will have an example of a cutting-edge manufacturing technique paired with Mazak machines and their renowned subtractive capabilities. Auto Gear (AG), which leverages advanced manufacturing technology and the Smooth Gear Cutting software suite for unsurpassed gear hobbing, skiving and milling ease, will appear on the Integrex i-200ST AG.

For additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities, Mazak will spotlight both versions of its VC-500A/5X AM. The first includes exceptional multi-laser metal deposition technology made for complex part interiors, cladding operations and other fine AM work, while the second, the VC-500A/5X AM HWD, will demonstrate the power of the Hot Wire Deposition (HWD) system, which uses arc welding technology in combination with laser heating to maximize metal deposition for incredibly fast AM processes. Mazak will also demonstrate the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) capabilities of its VTC-300C FSW – a complete closed-loop FSW process that allows for both low-temp and high-temp frictional welds, as well as joining dissimilar materials for significant light-weighting possibilities.