New Mazak CV5-500 arrives at SolidCAM UK Technology Centre

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SolidCAM UK has announced the arrival of its new CV5-500, from machine tool partner Yamazaki Mazak UK, at its Technology Centre based in Barnsley. The high-accuracy machining centre demonstrates the power of simultaneous 5-axis technology.

The UK and Ireland CAD/CAM reseller, SolidCAM UK Ltd, has welcomed the new CNC machine with open arms, into its Technology Centre, stating that the partnership between the two companies will provide the ultimate Total Manufacturing Solution to manufacturers. Visitors will be-able to witness first-hand how the high-speed, high-accuracy CNC machining centre, combined with the right software, will increase the productivity and efficiency of any workshop.

It says the UK-made CV5-500 defines a new standard for 5-axis machining offering exceptional value, and paired with SolidCAM simultaneous 5-axis technology, it will provide "remarkable results".

The machine will be showcased for the first time at the centre during SolidCAM UK’s next “Live Cutting Seminar” on 1 December 2022. The event will provide a networking opportunity for attendees, with leading technical partners, as well as SolidCAM UK’s expert application engineers.

The CNC machine will be used to demonstrate tested and proven special 5-axis strategies and features such as barrel cutting, swarf machining, rotary machining, multi-blade machining, edge breaking, edge trimming, multi-axis machining, and port machining.

The software user-friendly interface, collision checking and advanced control over all aspects of the toolpath will be witnessed during live cutting events, practical training sessions, and live cutting webinars.   

“This represents a significant investment for SolidCAM UK and a great addition to our Technology Centre. It gives our customers and potential customers the opportunity to witness, during our live cutting events, the power of SolidCAM with iMachining and simultaneous 5-axis strategies. Mazak represents quality and performance in the marketplace and SolidCAM are proud to be associated with this superior brand name,” Gordon Drysdale, managing director, SolidCAM UK Ltd.

Alan Mucklow, managing director UK, Eire and National Distributors at Yamazaki Mazak, added: “The CV5-500 can deliver a step-change in productivity for both seasoned 5-axis users, as well as those looking to take their first steps in the technology.

"From its high-rigidity bridge construction and newly designed constant overhang headstock, to its ergonomic design and easy integration with ancillary automation systems, the CV5-500 is every inch the modern machining centre. We are delighted SolidCAM UK has chosen to invest in a CV5-500 and look forward to working closely with the team and their customers.”

In today’s world of manufacturing, every single minute counts, and SolidCAM UK prides itself in being able to provide best-in-class CAD/CAM Software that controls CNC machines in the most efficient and productive way, as well as a Technology Centre of excellence that combines the best-in-class leading manufacturing technology solutions.