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Mazak showcases machining centre with ‘world’s fastest CNC’

Mazak has demonstrated a new machining centre which it says has the “world’s fastest CNC”.

Mazak says its Integrex i-400S Multi-Tasking machining centre at the upcoming Autosport Engineering and Southern Manufacturing 2019 exhibitions.

The i-400S features a large 1500mm machining bed with a completely new design offering higher performance machining and greater workpiece capacity than any other multi-tasking machines in its size range.

At the heart of the machine is an 30 kW 3,300 rpm main spindle, supported by a powerful 26kW 4,000 rpm second spindle, which combine to deliver high-speed, high-accuracy machining of medium to large workpieces up to Ø658 mm and 1,519 mm in length.

The Integrex i-400S is equipped with SmoothX, the world’s fastest CNC, which not only contributes to improved cycle times, but can also reduce programming and set-up times to provide unsurpassed productivity.

Alan Mucklow, managing director UK and Ireland sales division at Yamazaki Mazak, says: “The Integrex i-400S combines the capabilities of a high-powered turning center and full-function machining centre to produce a wide range of complex parts, from fully prismatic to round or highly contoured parts, in one single set-up.

“The integrated second spindle also reduces the amount of non-cutting time and set-up times, further improving productivity.

“This ensures the i-400S can be used across small batch, prototype work, in addition to volume production, to deliver outstanding productivity and performance above and beyond any other machine in its size range.”

On Southern Manufacturing, Mucklow added: “Subcontract manufacturing provides the supply chain backbone for so many sectors of UK industry.

“With an increasing number of subcontractors diversifying their sector mix in recent years, the need for machine tools that can adapt to a variety of different applications, materials and batch sizes has never been greater.

“The i-400S is tailor-made for this audience, and we are very much looking forward to showcasing it to the UK’s subcontract manufacturing base at Southern Manufacturing.”

On Autosport Engineering, Mucklow says: “Given the UK’s manufacturing pedigree in the motorsport industry, Autosport Engineering is always one of the highlights of the machining year.

“The Integrex i-400S is an exceptional machine, perfectly suited to autosport and automotive applications, and equally adept at small batch and prototype work, or in volume production roles.”

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