Mazak Event to Showcase Breakthrough Advancements in Parts Manufacturing

Florence, Kentucky, November 5, 2012 – Mazak Corporation is hosting a special “Discover More with Mazak” manufacturing event at its Southwest Technology Center in Houston, Texas on Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to present breakthrough advancements for overcoming part-production challenges within a variety of industries, including energy and aerospace.

From the latest highly advanced machine tools performing real-world application cutting demonstrations to expert manufacturing guidance, this two-day event will allow shops of all sizes to discover new, unique ways to achieve more productivity and profitability.

The Mazak machine tools that will be on display performing leading-edge turning, milling, 5-axis and Multi-Tasking operations include the ORBITEC 20 machining center, SLANT TURN NEXUS 600M turning center, SLANT TURN NEXUS 500 turning center with a 7.2” spindle bore, QUICK TURN NEXUS 450 MY Multi-Tasking machine with a 10.2” spindle bore, VORTEX 1060/V8 vertical machining center, HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS 6800 horizontal machining center, VARIAXIS i-800 machining center and INTEGREX j-300 Multi-Tasking machine.

Additionally, attendees will have access to the Southwest Technology Center’s regional industry expertise and application engineering resources for gaining valuable solution ideas. Such resources include Mazak’s new 3-4-5 productivity solution that helps manufacturers develop highly optimized manufacturing systems, from 3 levels of CNC controls that offer advanced operator support, to 4 levels of automation that focus on better equipment utilization, to 5 levels of Multi-Tasking that shorten cycle times by using fewer machines to complete cutting operations. Mazak VIP partner Sandvik Coromant will also present on best machining practices during the event.

The 30,000-square-foot Mazak Southwest Technology Center is located at 10950 Greenbend Blvd. in Houston, Texas, which is part of the Greenspoint District, a community 15 miles north of downtown Houston and minutes from the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Mazak moved its Southwest operations to this 4.5-acre location in June 2011 to bring increased support to manufacturers in all industries, with a special focus on those serving the energy sector.

To register for the “Discover More With Mazak” manufacturing event at Mazak’s Southwest Technology Center, please visit

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.