Join us for the inaugural installment of All Axes™ LIVE, an interactive online event series that offers unprecedented virtual access to new machines and CNC technology, live cutting demonstrations, and Q&A sessions with Mazak experts, automation systems, digital solutions and more.
Who: All Axes LIVE is a free online event for North American manufacturers.
What: All Axes LIVE is a new interactive online event series designed to bring Mazak technology and expertise to you wherever you are.
When: August 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Where: Streamed live from the Mazak Midwest Technology Center, All Axes LIVE is available wherever you are.
Get access to additional on-demand demonstrations of machines currently featured at the Midwest Technology Center. Machines featured include:
The new VARIAXIS C-600 5-axis Simultaneous Vertical Machining Center is built for increased speed, stability and power as well as maximum tool capacity, making it an ideal 5-axis machining entry point for shops of all sizes. The automation-ready machining center features Mazak’s next-generation MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC and integrates seamlessly with 2-pallet changers, overhead gantry loaders/unloaders and standalone robots.
Mazak’s advanced MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC is designed to simplify everything from part programming to automation integration. With its introduction, Mazak offers the industry’s only dedicated Multi-Tasking and 5-axis CNC. MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC makes EIA/ISO and conversational programming faster and easier than ever before and features SMOOTH Project Manager, SMOOTH CAM Ai and MAZATROL TWINS to help expedite, manage, create and deploy part programs.
See a wide range of automation technology in action that will enhance productivity and increase machine utilization, including bar feeders, gantry loaders and articulating robots as well as Mazak’s Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP), PALLETECH and MAZATEC Smart Manufacturing Systems. Mazak will showcase a Turn Assist and Mill Assist Robotic System which provide easy and cost effective automation integration for loading turning machines and vertical machining centers.
Daniel D. Janka is President & CEO of Mazak Corporation, a machine tool and related automation provider to the aerospace, energy, medical, heavy equipment and general manufacturing industries. In this role, Mr. Janka is responsible for all North American Operations including sales, marketing, business development, fiscal functions, engineering, production, and service.
From 2005 to 2013 Mr. Janka served on the AMT (Association of Manufacturing Technology) Board of Directors including eighteen months as Chairman. In addition, he served on AMT’s Government Relations Committee and remains an active member of the National Association for Manufacturing (NAM) and National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).
In the past Mr. Janka has served on SME’s (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Manufacturing Enterprise Council, and AMT’s Technical Advisory Committee on export control.
Mr. Janka had the honor to serve on President Obama’s U.S. Manufacturing Revitalization Task Force Board in 2010.
Kevin Bates is General Manager - Midwest Region for Mazak Corporation and heads the company's Midwest Technology Center located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
He's been with Mazak for over eight years and prior to that he was vice president of machine tool distributor Iverson & Company. Bates attended Illinois State University and graduated with a BS in Industrial Technology and holds a Certified Technology Sales Engineer certification from AMT - The Association of Manufacturing Technology.
Michael Buxton is a Mechanical Engineer with Mazak Corp, specializing in robotics and automated systems in terms of both mechanical design and controls. He works with the Mazak Automation Systems on customer-specific custom automation projects involving 6-axis articulated robots and has worked on several other specialized internal automation projects, including the Laser Weld Cell currently in use in the Mazak Kentucky manufacturing facility. Mr. Buxton has been with Mazak for over two years and attended the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Robin Cave is a National Applications Engineer with Mazak Corp., specializing in, among other areas, software development, turning, milling (3, 4 and 5 axis), mill turning and additive technology. He also performs customer training. As a former United States Air Force Technician, he started with Mazak as a Service Engineer and Service Manager later moving to Applications where he worked as a Regional Applications Manager before settling in to his present position.
Ryan Fosnaugh is an Applications Engineer at Mazak. He’s been with the company’s applications department for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Mazak, Ryan worked at a job shop from 1995 to 1999 where he also successfully completed a four-year Tool Maker Apprenticeship Program.