Over 2,000 visitors from 46 U.S. states and seven countries joined us for DISCOVER 2023 and the largest privately held manufacturing event in North America held excitement in store for every attendee. Our latest innovations demonstrated technologies to suit shops of all sizes and workflows of all types. Along with 29 Mazak machine tools to build success, we hosted a long list of speakers with insights and advice gleaned from industry expertise. The entire show – including the ever-popular family day – made Mazak the place to be from October 9-13, 2023.

This year’s showcase theme was “Learn More. Do More. Make More with Mazak.” Every aspect of DISCOVER 2023 was packed with competitive advantages for forward-thinking shops: Ways to maximize their future opportunities – and conquer new realms of production excellence.

Job Shop Panel

Take a deep look at where the job shops of today stand in the current economy and manufacturing climate. The job shop pane included three industry veterans with leadership vision and experience.

A manufacturing veteran with 45 years of experience, Bob Faxon rose from lathe operator to CEO. He holds several U.S. patents in the firearms and defense industries.

Eric Metcalfe leads a nearly 60-year-old family-owned precision grinding firm focused on close-tolerance tooling for demanding industries including automotive and aerospace.

Nicole Wolter grew up in the manufacturing industry and knows all the ins and outs of HM Manufacturing. She has a passion to provide the highest quality products along with exceptional customer service.

Best Practices for Integrating Automation

Mike Cicco, President & CEO of FANUC America Corporation talks about the best practices for integrating automation in this keynote presentation. In the face of increasing pressures to make more and better parts faster than ever with fewer skilled workers, find out how to incorporate manufacturing automation for optimal shop and production growth.

As president and CEO of FANUC America, Mike Cicco guides the company’s operations in North and South America. He also serves on FANUC CORPORATION’s (Japan) Board of Directors.