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Mazak Hosts Successful ‘Get In Gear’ Event

Mazak Hosts Successful ‘Get In Gear’ Event

Added to MTDCNC by Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd on 18 May 2017


Mazak UK recently hosted a get in gear event for manufacturers that are imbued in the manufacture of gears. The event at the Worcester headquarters was a packed event with technology that demonstrated a little something for everyone.

Discussing the event, the Managing Director of Mazak UK Ltd, Mr Alan Mucklow says: “We put together the event program with our partners Sandvik, Renishaw and OPEN MIND to really deliver a range of solutions for gear manufacturing across all sectors we serve such as aerospace, automotive, marine and the rail sector.”

At the event, Mazak demonstrated a host of technologies including the Integrex range of products as well as the Vari-axis 5-axis machines for hobbing, milling and gear milling in its most traditional sense to spread across the gambit of gear geometries.

 In addition, Mazak demonstrated a repair facility with its hybrid AM machine that takes a complex gear that has been damaged and repairs damaged areas and then re-machine to bring a high-value component back to as-new condition. Aside from the machine tool technology, Mazak also had a crammed seminar schedule that was well attended with seminars from experienced gear manufacturing engineers from Sandvik; Ricardo also delivered seminars on how to use the correct technology to bring business back to the UK. 

One seminar was provided by OPEN MIND Technologies, a CAM specialist that had programmed gear forms for five of the demonstration machines at the event. Commenting upon the company’s participation, OPEN MIND UK Managing Director Mr Adrian Smith says: “We have strategies for gear cutting that can be finely tuned to really get the best performance out of these machine tools. Gear forms are actually quite simple for us to program with hyperMILL. Getting the tool paths for the CAD model is the easy part, just getting the right CAD model to start with is the tricky part.”



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