Mazak Drives Metalworking Efficiency at PRI 2013

FLORENCE, Ky., Oct. 31, 2013 – At the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show, taking place Dec. 12, 13, and 14 in Indianapolis, Ind., Mazak will showcase the speed, versatility and performance of its latest manufacturing technology for the high-precision machining of motorsports components.

Visitors to Mazak booth 5601 will experience cutting demonstrations on three of the company’s newest highly productive machine tools that meet the urgent demands and just-in-time logistics of the motorsports industry: the INTEGREX i-200 Multi-Tasking Machine, VARIAXIS j-500 5X Vertical Machining Center and QUICK TURN NEXUS 250-II MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center. Mazak application experts will also be available to provide guidance on how to further improve quality and shorten lead times in part production.

According to Brian Papke, president at Mazak Corporation, these machines are like racecars in the sense they are built to overcome a variety of challenges. “Our manufacturing technology provides consistency in performance and precision along with the versatility to quickly adapt to changing and challenging conditions – the same qualities that are essential to putting a race team in the winner’s circle.”

The small-footprint INTEGREX i-200 Multi-Tasking Machine with 5-axis capabilities can produce medium and large size automotive parts in single setups, while the VARIAXIS
j-500 5X uses its 5-axis rotary/tilt table to cost effectively process complex parts such as engine and suspension components. The QUICK TURN NEXUS 250-II MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center features milling, Y-axis capability as well as main and second turning spindles for productively processing medium and large size components in Done-In-One® operations.

Mazak has proven success in the motorsports industry as a long-time technical sponsor of the Penske IZOD IndyCar and NASCAR racing teams. Both teams rely on Mazak’s Multi-Tasking machines and production equipment to bring speed, precision and consistency to the production of critical racecar parts, including engine cylinder heads, intake manifolds and suspension brackets. Penske maintains “the team couldn’t do what it does on the racetrack without Mazak machine tool technology.”

About Mazak Optonics Corporation

Mazak Optonics Corporation is a major supplier of laser-cutting systems, offering 50 laser models and leading the industry in the implementation of emerging laser technologies. The company’s 50,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters are located in Elgin, Illinois, and feature a 30,000 sq. ft. laser technology center housing up to 18 machines for demonstrations and training. Mazak Optonics is part of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation (Oguchi, Japan), the global leader for the manufacture of machine tools and systems for the precision machining of metal parts, including CNC turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers, Multi-Tasking machining centers, turnkey cells and software solutions. The North American Headquarters for Yamazaki Mazak are located in Florence, Kentucky. For more information on Mazak Optonics’ products and solutions, visit, email or call 847.252.4500.