In collaboration with several of it supplier partners, Mazak Corp. Canada is hosting new “Discover More Technology Lunch and Learn Sessions” at its Technology Centre in Cambridge, ON. The first session, taking place on March 1 from 11 am to 2 pm will involve Sandvik Coromant and the use of its Silent Tools on the latest Mazak machines.
According to Ray Buxton, general manager of Mazak Corp. Canada, Mazak is committed to providing its customers with comprehensive manufacturing solutions by partnering with leading cutting tool, work holding and automation companies. “The objective of our new lunch and learn sessions is to demonstrate process optimization and explore complementary technologies for Mazak equipment,” he says.
During the first session, Sandvik Coromant will demonstrate how its silent tools can improve productivity and silence vibrations on a Mazak Slant Turn Nexus 600 turning centre with a steady rest as it cuts an oilfield-style component. Typically in metal cutting, long-reach tools can cause extreme vibrations, resulting in longer cycle times and increased tool breakage. As such, silent tools have a unique dampener built inside the tool body to counter such vibrations.
The first part of the demonstration will involve a steel non-dampened bar to illustrate the vibrations that commonly occur during the metal cutting process. In the second phase of the demonstration, Sandvik Coromant will apply its silent tool technology and showcase two key benefits: productivity gains and process stabilization.
Schedule of Upcoming Discover More Technology Lunch and Learn Sessions:
• April 5 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Featured Supplier Partner: Renishaw
Topic: How and Why to Use Probes in Machining Operations
• May 3 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Featured Supplier Partner: JMP Engineering
Topic: Automation Systems and Machine Tools
• May 31 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Featured Supplier Partner: Emuge
Topic: Threading Operations
• Sept. 6 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Featured Supplier Partner: Kennametal
Topic: Hard Turning and Machining Tough Materials
• Nov. 1 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Featured Supplier Partner: Sandvik Coromant
Topic: Capto Spindle Integration
• Nov. 29 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Featured Supplier Partner: Seco Tools and Delcam
Topic: Strategies for Pocket Milling in Aerospace Applications
Each session will follow the same format, which is:
• A presentation from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,
• Machining demonstrations from 11:30 a.m. to noon,
• A catered lunch served at noon,
• A question and answer session from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.