More than 1,500 attendees from across North America attended Mazak Corporation’s Discover 2021 event in Florence, Kentucky, October 25-29.
At the event, the company premiered its new Syncrex series of Swiss-style machines and presented its latest campus expansion to support these new machine tools. The event also featured insights from leading industry experts and tours of the company’s facilities, including 32,000 sq. ft. of new production and aftermarket parts warehousing space built to accommodate Kentucky production of the new Syncrex Series.
In addition to the new Syncrex machines, attendees also saw numerous North American machine premieres. The Kentucky campus will accommodate manufacturing and parts supply for Syncrex, designed for high-volume production of small, precise parts.
Among the 25 machines under power at Discover, other debuts included the first in-person North American showing of the compact Mazak Ez Series, designed to support job shops at an economical price point. Mazak also debuted its Integrex i-H Series of Multi-Tasking machines with the new Mazatrol SmoothAi CNC, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve efficiency and precision.
A long list of focused demonstrations and walk-up presentations rounded out Discover 2021 with technology previews geared to workflow productivity on the shop floor. There was special focus on MPower, Mazak’s new Complete Customer Care program, which provides single-source end-to-end support throughout the life of every Mazak machine tool. To assist with the machine acquisition process, Discover also spotlighted Mazak Capital Equipment Financing (MCEF), which is the company’s one-stop solution for shops to purchase or lease their machine tools directly through Mazak itself.
The fact that more than 1500 were in attendance—and the fact that more than one quarter of them were new to Mazak—attests to strong momentum in the manufacturing industry.