With aerospace and energy on demand upswings, machine shops are looking to expand or create opportunities in these markets. Machine maker Mazak, in Florence, Ky., has scheduled a pair of events — one national and the other regional — to help companies optimize work for these markets.
On May 22, Mazak will present a free 30-min webinar at 2 p.m. ET on advanced horizontal machining techniques for titanium, a key aerospace material. Topics include how machine tool builders are adapting their equipment and products for processing titanium, as well as details about two Mazak machining systems: the Nexus 6800 HM (for hard metals) and Mega 8800. Both are designed for accuracy and productivity in the heavy-duty machining of specialty materials. Registration for the webinar is at www.mazakusa.com/webinar.
The Mazak Southwest Technology Center will highlight the company’s machine tool applications for the energy industry (and other end-uses) at an open house in Houston, June 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT. Systems on display include the Nexus 6800, vertical machining centers Nexus 700E and 510C, Vortex 1060V/8, slant-turn Nexus 600M, quick-turn Nexus 450M, Orbitec 20, Powermaster, and Integrex j-300.
Most of these systems are engineered for large parts and high productivity.
Mazak will also discuss ways to reduce manufacturing costs and present a new productivity program.
Registration for the open house is at www.mazakusa.com.