Alan Mucklow (Managing Director) in his opening address sets outs Yamazaki Mazak’s bold future vision and how it intends to help the contract manufacturing sectors overcome challenges to reduce carbon footprints, lower energy consumption whilst, increasing productivity through automation and software. Visitors from the Medical, Oil & Gas, Automotive plus a host of UK industry sectors using sheet metal fabrication processes will be treated to live demonstrations and expert advice.

On demonstration will be its Optiplex 3015 Fibre III – 15 kW

The Optiplex 3015 Fibre III 15 kW is the newest entry in the Optiplex 2D laser cutting machine series. Its winning combination of Mazatrol SmoothLx CNC Control, MCT3 cutting-head, and a wealth of customisable options, delivers highly accurate and precise sheet metal processing.

The model benefits from a high degree of automated features to deliver faster set-up times (up to 95% compared to standard laser machines), including automatic nozzle changing, as well as automatic focus detection and positioning to improve ease of use and optimize piercing performance.

The large front and side access doors improve accessibility to the working area, easing loading and unloading operations. The Nozzle Auto Centering Camera displays the nozzle location on the CNC screen, allowing the operator to make adjustments on the torch, while the nesting feature automatically determines how to arrange the parts for optimal cutting on residual materials.

The OPTIPLEX 3015 15 kW can be equipped with automation systems featuring single/multiple tower systems mounted above the laser pallet changer. This CST 3015 automation system has 8 separate pallets each with a load capacity of up to 3,000 kg and deploys a suction-based system for the loading of raw material and a dual supported fork set for the unloading of processed workpieces.

As a world-leading manufacturer of machine tools and laser processing machines, Mazak is strongly committed to reducing its environmental footprint and achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, as highlighted by the company’s ‘Go Green’ initiative.

Mazak’s revolutionary Laser Beam Shaping and Fiber technologies ensures cutting quality is improved by controlling the power density concentration of the laser beam, while a wide range of different materials and thicknesses can be accommodated by adjusting the beam’s diameter and shape.

The Fiber technology can deliver significant cost reductions and energy savings (up to 60% compared to previous models), while providing unsurpassed cutting speed and quality for both thick and thin materials.

The ‘Discovery Week’ is open between the 6th -9th December. Registration is open by visiting:

Yamazaki Mazak