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Seminars Measurement, machine tool suppliers offer technical instruction in UK

Editor: Eric Culp

Seminar subjects are said to include the use of probing and automation in machining operations.

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The event will be held ad Mazak’s European Technology Centre.
The event will be held ad Mazak’s European Technology Centre.
(Source: Mazak)

Measurement and engineering products supplier Renishaw and machine tool builder Yamazaki Mazak will hold a joint UK seminar on precision machining and probing technologies on 5-6 February 2014 at Mazak’s UK headquarters in Worcester, the host said.

The “Hitting the Mark” seminars will feature a series of practical presentations and demonstrations focused on the benefits and advantages of probing and automation in the machining process, Mazak explained, adding that attendees can participate on either day. The event will reportedly also feature Renishaw’s new Sprint on-machine scanning probe system.

Mazak noted that the probing presentations are structured to be accessible for those with various levels of knowledge and will successively build on each other. The instruction starts with the introductory seminar “Basic Probing” on a Mazak HCN 4000-III horizontal machining centre.

Speakers include Andrew Sage, Renishaw’s principal applications engineer, who has many years’ experience of successfully applying probing to solve manufacturing challenges on a global basis, Mazak said.

Renishaw’s Sprint contact scanning probe will be used on a Mazak Variaxis J-600/5X, an entry-level 5-axis multi-tasking machine. The measurement system incorporates a new generation of on-machine scanning technology said to improve the benefits of process control by enabling fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.

In addition, machine optimisation technologies will be demonstrated on an Integrex I-400S multi-tasking machine and MDI (Manual Data Input) operations on a Variaxis J-500, Mazak said.

Furthermore, there will be demonstrations of probes on Mazak machines along with a demonstration of Renishaw’s Equator gauging system.

Those interested can sign up for the seminar here.

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