Yamazaki Mazak Mazak showcases hybrid Integrex i-400 AM
UK – Yamazaki Mazak is taking 12 machines to AMB 2016, exhibiting the full breath of its machine range and new Smooth Technology, the world’s fastest CNC, the company claims.
The Mazak stand, which is themed ‘It’s all about you’ in recognition of the company’s continued focus on developing machines which solve specific machining challenges faced by its customers. The Mazak stand will showcase horizontal and vertical machining centres, 5-axis machines, turning centres, a new machine from its entry-level range and, for the first time at a German show, all three variants of the company’s new Smooth Technology, namely Smooth-X, Smooth-G and Smooth-C control. The highlight of the show is likely to be the new Integrex i-400 AM, a revolutionary hybrid machine which combines additive manufacturing with multi-tasking capability. The i-400 AM integrates Direct Energy Deposition additive manufacturing technology into a 5-axis multi-tasking machine to offer machine users unrivalled hybrid technology and subtractive manufacturing in one platform. The Integrex i-400 AM makes use of a built-in 1kW fibre laser to melt metallic powder, which is then applied layer-by-layer via interchangeable cladding heads. The heads are stored in the machine’s standard 36-tool magazine.