Machine tool builder Mazak says a new format for its Discover Mazak series of events incorporates several interactive and customizable options that will help guests get the most out of their visit. The company will host the first such event to incorporate the new format, Discover Mazak – Midwest, at its Midwest regional headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 15-17, with an additional student day on March 18.
Rather than attending large, classroom-style seminars, attendees will be able to participate in small group discussions covering a wide range of topics. An expert from the company or one of its technology partners will lead each group, provide background information and foster discussion about the particular challenges participants face. Subjects covered by these sessions include but are not limited to online training, the five levels of multi-tasking, bringing manufacturing work back to the United States and exposing manufacturing myths. The event will also feature live cutting demonstrations on various machines.
“The new features we’re incorporating in this latest event reflect our commitment to helping attendees deal with the real-life challenges they face in their operations and providing them with relevant and timely information that can help increase throughput and shorten production lead times,” says Brian Papke, company president.
Discover Mazak – Midwest will also feature the inaugural round of the March Mazatrol Madness programming challenges. Attendees will divide into two groups, milling and turning, and the fastest person in each group to program a job will receive an Apple iPad.