Mazak Newsroom

December 2021

Pre-Installation Checklist

Purchasing new equipment can be an exciting and anxious time for buyers. While the prospect of improving processes and streamlining production is compelling, the unknowns associated with implementing these technologies can be cause for concern. However, when individuals purchase a machine from Mazak, they receive a pre-installation manual with detailed instructions on how to optimize the installation of their new machine. The key to a successful installation is preparation. While the specifics will vary based on the machine being installed, this pre-installation checklist serves as a guide to help ensure that individuals are prepared for the installation of their new Mazak laser-cutting machine.

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August 2021

Fiber Laser Facilitates New Business

Operating out of Greenville, MI and Elkhart, IN, FabX Industries serves a wide range of customers as the parent company of Aquest Machining, Elite Precision Machining & Tooling, Steel Harbor and LaserTec Sheet Metal Fab. Together, these companies provide machining and fabrication services to several industries—including fenestration, automotive, marine, furniture, medical, aerospace, and recreational vehicle. About two years ago, company leaders decided to branch out and serve customers that were outsourcing their laser cutting. During the research process, FabX was drawn to Mazak and ultimately decided to purchase the OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER 4kW, OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER 6kW, and OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7. The quality of cut on Mazak’s machines has been integral for meeting the product standards set by leaders at FabX, and they look forward to expanding their operations with Mazak as their laser partner.

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June 2021

Optimize Secondary Processes with 3D Programming

As with 2D laser processing, enhancements in 3D tube processing for machine tools continues as well. Machines are no longer just cutting tube or structural material, but they are now capable of handling additional processes such as tapping, thermal drilling, and ergonomic features such as assisting in part sorting for the machine operator on the unload side. All making the machine a more capable and efficient instrument for fabricators.

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April 2021

What is Beam Shaping Technology in Laser-Cutting?

Laser-cutting technology, like most modern technology, is constantly advancing. From CO2 lasers to fiber lasers, to advanced cutting heads with beam diameter control, and now generators that perform beam shaping. The next development in laser-cutting is here. V-BPP is much different than a standard fiber laser. V-BPP provides a variety of beam shapes, sizes and power distributions that can be used for different cutting techniques and applications.

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March 2021

Service Center Growth Requires Second FABRI GEAR

Service Steel has been serving the needs of fabricators and manufacturers for 100 years. Founded in Detroit, the company started off exclusively supplying the automotive industry. Today, Service Steel has five branches across the United States and proudly serves several different industries. East Moline, Illinois is home to one of the company’s branches which predominantly services agricultural equipment manufacturers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Kansas. Service Steel purchased its first tube laser, Mazak’s 3D FABRI GEAR 400 II, in 2015 to efficiently process the company’s diverse product offerings. An increase in demand led the company to begin vetting the possibility of adding a second tube laser. Since implementing the second FABRI GEAR tube laser, Service Steel has been able to take on additional business, bring work back in-house, and handle the influx of seasonal work.

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February 2021

Implementing Flash Cutting

Flash Cutting is a technique that can be used to process particular patterns more efficiently. Any time there is a pattern where the straight lines of different features line up, Flash Cutting can be used. Flash Cutting results in greatly reduced processing times while still maintaining cut quality and accuracy.

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January 2021

Mazak Optonics Releases OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released the latest in its laser-cutting line up, the OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7. The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7 is designed with revolutionary Variable Beam Parameter Product (V-BPP) technology that better controls the laser beam for superior cut performance. The OPTIPLEX NEXUS FIBER S7 is available in a high power 7kW configuration.

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