12/28/2018

Mazak Advances its Hybrid Technology

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Mazak Corp. has acquired MegaStir to expand its Hybrid multi-tasking machine technology.

Mazak Corp. has acquired MegaStir, a supplier of friction stir welding (FSW) tools and technology located in Provo, Utah. Mazak continues to expand its Hybrid multi-tasking machine technology. Mazak MegaStir will evolve into an FSW technology center.

Mazak collaborated with MegaStir on the development of the VTC-800 FSW vertical five-axis machining center and they recently introduced the VTC-300C FSW at IMTS. The VTC-300C FSW features Mazak’s Mazatrol SmoothG CNC, a 40-taper spindle, a traveling-column design and a fixed table for the machining of long and heavy workpieces. The FSW package adds the capability to the spindle via a tool holder and includes closed-loop FSW process control as well as programming software that is said to enhance the speed.

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