Mazak Introduces New Discover Technology Webinar Series

Mazak has long offered a comprehensive progressive learning program to assist its manufacturing partners in operating highly productive, profitable businesses. This month the company is further enhancing its curriculum with the introduction of its Discover Technology Webinar Series that easily connects manufacturers with industry experts on the latest machine tool trends.

According to Chuck Birkle, vice president of sales and marketing for Mazak Corporation, technology advancements are constantly redefining the manufacturing world, and Mazak is dedicated to helping its partners adapt and stay competitive through a variety of learning-based initiatives.

"This webinar series is a natural extension and complement to our Discover More With Mazak series of live events, which take place at our eight regional Technology Centers across North America," said Birkle. "These webinars help bridge the technology gap for our customers, keeping them in front of the latest manufacturing advancements and solution ideas for various industry segments in between events."

The Discover Technology Webinars are free, interactive and approximately 60 minutes long. All it takes to participate is a computer, an Internet connection and a web browser, and a manufacturer is ready to gain powerful knowledge on how to stay competitive and profitable in today's challenging global marketplace.

The first webinar in the Discover Technology Series "Orbitec 20: Innovative Solutions for Valve Manufacturing" will take place on Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

The webinar is ideal for manufacturers of large valve bodies or companies that machine turned features on big, odd-shaped parts. Participants will learn how the Mazak ORBITEC 20 brings a new world of possibilities to the precise machining of such challenging components.

During the webinar, participants will also:

  • Discover how the Mazak ORBITEC 20 employs a wholly unique headstock to creatively perform multiple turning, boring, grooving, facing and threading operations with a stationary workpiece.
  • Hear how the ORBITEC 20 can accurately generate turned features with phonographic finishes in solid stainless steel.
  • Learn how the ORBITEC 20, HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS 6000 and INTEGREX i-630V 5-axis machine, all featuring 630mm pallets, easily integrate with the PALLETECH system to create a Multi-Tasking Solution with unsurpassed productivity advantages.

Upcoming Discover Technology Webinars

  • May 23, 2012 - 2 p.m. Eastern time (Demystifying 5-Axis Post Processors)
  • July 11, 2012 - 2 p.m. Eastern time (Turbine Blade Manufacturing in Multi-Tasking)
  • September 2012 - Special Presentations from IMTS (MTConnect and Downstream Solutions, Digital Simulation and PALLETECH Automation)
  • November 14, 2012 - 2 p.m. Eastern time (Spiral Bevel Gear Manufacturing)

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