Mazak Distributor Machine Toolworks Expands Operations in Washington

Machine Toolworks, Inc., a leading distributor of Mazak machine tools and systems in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Canada, recently moved its headquarters to a larger, more advanced 10,000-squarefoot facility in Seattle, which serves the Pacific Northwest region. A grand opening of this new location is slated for July 25 and 26 and will include cutting demonstrations on various Mazak products.

The new facility enables Machine Toolworks to further support the growth of its business, as well as provide its customers with even more advanced technology and support. A new technology learning center and display area allow Mazak customers from all industry segments to experience the most innovative machine tools available and gain valuable solutions knowledge for boosting productivity and profitability.

“Business across all industry segments is improving nationwide, and it's exciting to see that one of our key strategic partners, Machine Toolworks, is part of this progress,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “Machine Toolworks has long used their vast manufacturing knowledge and problem-solving expertise to help Mazak customers increase productivity, but this expansion will enable them to increase customer competitiveness like never before.”

Grand opening attendees will discover advanced technology in action on several Mazak machine tools, including the HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS 6000, INTEGREX i-200S, VARIAXIS i-600, VERTICAL CENTER SMART 530C and QUICK TURN SMART 250.

The HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS 6000 will demonstrate its high-speed machining capabilities. The horizontal machining center's advanced headstock design and highspeed, high-accuracy positioning provide unsurpassed part-processing flexibility and significant reductions in non-cut time. The machine's powerful, 50-taper spindle with a maximum speed of 10,000-rpm utilizes an advanced compact integral spindle/motor, which is designed with low vibration and low heat generation.

Attendees looking to expand their operations through single-setup, multiple-process capability will see the Done-In-One part production power of the INTEGREX i-200S. By consolidating manufacturing operations, this Multi-Tasking machine streamlines workflow and eliminates the inaccuracies that often occur when moving components across multiple machines. The INTEGREX i-200S accurately processes mid-size complex components through twin turning spindles and a milling spindle with the power of a vertical machining center spindle.

The VARIAXIS i-600 is a full simultaneous 5-axis Multi-Tasking vertical machining center that falls within Mazak's Done-In-One concept as it incorporates all processes from raw material input through final machining in just one machine. As such, the VARIAXIS i-600 reduces production lead times, improves machining accuracy and lowers operating expenses. Its fully capable of handling workpieces up to 27.56” in diameter and 17.72” high and for those complex components, such as impellers, requiring ample Y-axis and Z-axis machine strokes.

The VERTICAL CENTER SMART 530C is a compact, highly productive vertical machining center that provides unsurpassed performance and value for a variety of applications requiring heavy-duty machining, high-speed machining or both. It features a powerful 12,000-rpm, 25 hp, 40-taper spindle that delivers 70 ft-lbs. of torque for both high-speed cutting and heavy metal-removal jobs.

Perfect for job shops and other high-production environments, the QUICK TURN SMART 250 CNC turning center will demonstrate how it effectively fuses technology, productivity and value in a high-performance compact 2-axis turning center machine platform. The machine features a highly rigid integral spindle/motor, programmable tailstock, and automatic tool measuring capability for increasing machining efficiency of a variety of applications from aluminum to heavy-duty cutting of steel.

“We take a lot of pride in what we do, and our new facility will enable us to further assist our customers in achieving their production goals by offering part processing support and training,” said Gary Anderegg, owner of Machine Toolworks, Inc. “The manufacturing climate is improving, and we are in a unique position to connect customers with the technology they need to be competitive.”

The new Machine Toolworks facility is located at 14600 Interurban Avenue South, Tukwila, Washington 98168. For questions regarding the facility's grand opening in July, please call 800.426.2052 or email Anderegg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

In addition to its Washington facility, Machine Toolworks has offices in Wilsonville, Oregon and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Machine Toolworks employs 11 sales, eight service and four applications engineers to provide support in the regions the company serves.

For more information, visit: www.machinetoolworks.com

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