Zytek wins inaugural Mori Seiki contest

Pictured: Dr Mori, left; Ian Edmonds, middle

Mori Seiki held the contest to search for the best examples of advanced machining produced by their European customers using Mori Seiki CNC machines.

Zytek finished first and third with its fuel rail and oil transfer pipe. The first prize overall was awarded to Zytek for its fuel rail which is designed and manufactured solely for the engines that Zytek supply for all the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport cars. The fuel rail is machined from solid aluminium on a Mori Seiki MT2000s using manual programming and Delcam Powermill software. Zytek was also placed third in the ‘Automotive’ category for its oil transfer pipe which is used on all Zytek engines.

A large number of high profile entrants took part in the competition, with the winners confirmed by a team of independent, international judges. This based its decision on complexity of component, innovation of machine tool usage, quality of finished product, manufacturing time and tooling used.

"I am pleased to see Mori Seiki machines used to produce such components," said Dr Masahiko Mori of Mori Seiki. "The standard of entry for the inaugural Mori Seiki European Dream contest has been very high and the Zytek Engineering entries stood out. I would like to congratulate Zytek Engineering on the quality of its entries and thank them for entering the competition.”

Ian Edmonds, production manager at Zytek, received the award at the EMO exhibition,Hanover. "We are honoured and delighted to have not only won the special prize for "advanced machining” but also to receive first and third place in the automotive section of the Mori Seiki European Dream Contest.

"This is the first Mori Seiki Dream Contest held in Europe and we are very proud that Zytek has won the category against such strong competition. The Dream Contest is a unique and interesting concept that I am sure will grow in stature over the years and demonstrate machining skills in the European arena.

"At Zytek we manufacture high performance racing engines and have achieved outstanding success in the motor racing industry. The investment we have made with Mori Seiki machine tools contributes to the success of our business and allows our engineers to develop components of the highest caliber.”

Andrew Allcock
Machinery Classified Online