Yamazaki Mazak Corporation is going to begin in-house production of mineral castings, a material that is effective in improving the precision of machine tools through its superior vibration damping performance and other features. The use of this material in our machine tools will be expanded.
Mineral casting is a composite material made from naturally occurring minerals, rocks and epoxy resin as a binding agent. It has high vibration damping performance and thermal stability, contributing to higher efficiency and precision of machine tools.
We plan to complete technical development for mass production by the end of this fiscal year, commence mass production in fiscal 2024, and start shipping new models with in-house mineral castings.