Florence, Kentucky, February 9, 2009 – Mazak has announced a two-day R3 event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Built around the theme “Refocus. Rediscover. Reinvent.”, the event will build upon the principles introduced by Mazak in late 2009. The R3 event will be held from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm on March 16 & 17 and will feature wide array of speakers, seminars and technology demonstrations.
Doug Woods, president of the AMT, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker on both days. Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation, and Ben Schawe, Mazak’s vice president of manufacturing, will both also be providing presentations at the event.
During the two-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from representatives from a wide variety of Mazak’s strategic partners. Kennametal, Sandvik Coromant, LNS, Mastercam, GibbsCAM, Renishaw and SMW will be holding presentations during the R3 event. Technical seminars will be offered on topics including automation systems, Multi-Tasking solutions, optimizing turning operations, Done-in-One machining and probing strategies.
Cutting demonstrations will be held on horizontal, vertical and multi-tasking machining centers. Machines being demonstrated will include the QUICK TURN SMART 250, HYPER QUADREX 200MSY, QUICK TURN NEXUS 250-II, HORIZONTAL CENTER NEXUS 5000-II with PALLETECH SYSTEM, VERTICAL CENTER NEXUS 410B-II, INTEGREX 200-IV ST and many others.
Following the two-day R3 event, a Student Day will take place on March 18. Students from local high schools and colleges will be invited to attend and speakers will focus on topics relevant to those considering careers in manufacturing.
Lunch will be provided to attendees of the R3 event on both March 16 & 17. Mazak’s Midwest Regional Headquarters and Technology Center is located at 300 East Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173. To attend, please register at www.mazakusa.com/r3chicago or call 847-885-8311.