Mazak Corporation, the US arm of Japan’s Yamazaki Mazak, is set to expand its customer support network by launching a new facility in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Florida Technical Center will reportedly serve manufacturers of all sizes across the state, including Florida’s ‘space coast’, Tampa and Jacksonville regions, and will include the company’s hybrid metal Additive Manufacturing solutions alongside its conventional manufacturing tools.
The Florida facility will provide access to the latest advanced manufacturing technologies from the company, as well as sales, service, application and training support. It is expected to open in the third-quarter of 2019 and comes shortly after it established its latest technical centre in the San Francisco Bay/Silicon Valley area of California, USA.
Mazak reports that for Florida manufacturers involved in the aerospace, medical, high-tech and other industries, the centre will serve as a source for the tools and knowledge required to increase the output of their existing work forces and reduce time spent training new, less experienced employees. According to Perry Leonor, Mazak Sales Manager for Florida, the new facility will allow manufacturers to experience live demonstrations of Mazak’s most advanced technologies, including its Hybrid AM machines.
The company’s hybrid systems include the Integrex i-400 AM range, which in addition to Additive Manufacturing technology feature in-built high-precision milling, machining and laser marking tools, and the VC-500 AM range, which combines full 5-axis machining with AM technology for high accuracy and finish.
“Our technology centers and technical centers are designed with customer success in mind and are built around the various manufacturing needs of each region,” stated Dave Kennedy, General Manager of Mazak’s Southeast Technology Centre, located in nearby Suwanee, Georgia. “Customers not only want innovative machine technology, but also a partner that is close by that will work with them and provide the means to help overcome all their manufacturing challenges whether technology, application or training related.”