Laser Cutting Yamazaki Mazak to open new European Technology Center Laser in Italy
Italy — Over its long history, Yamazaki Mazak has set up ten production plants and multiple sales subsidiaries worldwide, with 14 of them being in Europe. The latest addition is a brand-new European Technology Center Laser in Milan, Italy.
The rising importance of the European subsidiaries, as well as the developments in laser cutting technology, has led Yamazaki Mazak to the creation of a dedicated site, the brand-new European Technology Center (ETC) Laser alongside the Italian subsidiary, located in Cerro Maggiore, near Milan. The grand opening of the ETC Laser will take place from 26th to 28th May 2022.
The new 800 m2 facility features a large showroom where a selection the company’s flagship laser-cutting machines will be in operation; a Clean Room, for maintenance operations on delicate optical components such as cutting heads; and other technological solutions related to laser-cutting machines. The showroom also includes a Nitrogen Generator that, together with a Gas Mixer, allows Mazak’s engineers to develop new cutting technologies and processes.
As well as the benefits of the new facility, Mazak laser-cutting machine users will benefit from access to its European Parts Center in Leuven, Belgium. Able to process 20,000 parts per month, 365 days a year, the warehouse can deliver 97 percent of the spare parts for all Mazak machines within 24 hours across Europe.
During the exclusive three-day Open House event, customers will be able to see an extensive selection of Mazak’s laser cutting machine range, all under one roof.
Two new machines will be the stars of the show: the Optiplex 3015 NEO S-15 and the FG-220.
The Optiplex 3015 NEO S-15 – a 2D fiber laser-cutting machine — features the innovative Beam Shaping Mode technology for enhanced control of beam shape and diameter. A new MCT3 Cutting Head and a new Mazatrol Smooth Lx CNC control system ensure optimal performance on a wide range of materials, both in terms of speed and quality. Large front and side access doors, an adjustable control panel, and easy accessibility to the workpiece make this piece of equipment the ideal choice for versatile operations.
The FG-220 is Mazak’s newest fiber laser machine for round, square, rectangular, and open profile (I, L, and H) structural material cutting. Integrating multiple production processes in one single machine means reduced setup time, reduced lead time, fewer operators, and reduced floor space requirements.
Four independent rotating chucks prevent the material from distorting, thus ensuring maximum precision even when working with complex contours. Overall, the FG-220 sets the benchmark for a streamlined production processes.
The Optiplex 3015 Nexus Fiber 6 kW and the Optiplex 3015 Fiber III 10 kW with CST Automation technology will also be on display.
As well as a suite of laser solutions, visitors to the new ETC Laser can also experience a variety of Mazak machine tools. These will include models from its flagship Integrex range of Multi-Tasking machines, as well as the new Variaxis C-600 simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining centre and QTE-200M entry-level turning centre.