Mazak (Florence, Kentucky) has announced a two-day R3 event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. The “Refocus, Rediscover and Reinvent” theme of the event will build on principles the company introduced late last year. Scheduled for 8:30 am to 6:00 pm on March 16 and 17, the event will feature a variety 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 also provide presentations at the event.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from representatives from a variety of Mazak’s strategic partners, including Kennametal, Sandvik Coromant, LNS, Mastercam, GibbsCAM, Renishaw and SMW. Technical seminars will cover topics including automation systems, multitasking solutions, optimizing turning operations, done-in-one machining and probing strategies.
Following the two-day R3 event, the company will host a Student Day 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.