DMG Mori Innovation Days 2014

Manufacturers around the country are invited to join DMG MORI’s Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL for a sneak preview of innovative DMG MORI machining centers in the new common design, as well as the latest in software, automation, additive manufacturing and more.

DMG MORI’s Innovation Days 2014 from May 6 to 9, 2014, will feature machining demonstrations, seminars and one-on-one application consultations aimed to help manufacturers remain productive and competitive. DMG MORI will be showcasing  38 machine demos, including four innovative U.S. premieres, the new common design and the new control platform CELOS – from the idea to the finished product.

CELOS offers a uniform interface for all new high-tech machines from DMG MORI. CELOS apps provide the user with integrated and digitized management, documentation and visualization of order, process and machine data. Visitors to the event can also experience the New Design at Innovation Days: new long life surfaces provide a higher scratch resistance and better protection against damages. Among the U.S. premieres will be the new and improved universal turning machines NLX 3000Y/1250 and NLX 4000BY/1500, as well as the 4th Generation 5-axis machining center DMU 80 P duoBLOCK® and the recently released compact CTX 450 ecoline.

One highlight will certainly be the hybrid machine demonstrations, combining laser metal deposition and turn-mill processes in one machine. On show will be the NT 4300SZ turn-mill center from Iga, Japan. The unique combination of laser metal deposition via powder nozzle and subtractive machining accelerates the manufacturing process. Complete workpieces can be generated up to 20 times faster as compared to powder bed technology. Additionally, unique machining operations are possible – for instance the realization of geometric features with negative angles. Thanks to these characteristics, additive manufacturing opens up new perspectives in the machining of large workpieces as required by the aerospace sector and  other industries.

Additionally, presentations on the many facets of today’s advanced manufacturing will include gear milling technology. Special software and newly developed processes have transformed the turn-mill centers of the NT and NTX series into perfect gear milling machines for small and medium-sized batches. The machines can accomplish virtually everything that special gear cutting machines can do. They are also more flexible, making cost-effective capacity planning far easier.

U.S. manufacturing at its best
Guests to DMG MORI Innovation Days can also inform themselves about the company’s Digital Technology Laboratory (DTL) and Manufacturing Factory, which make up the company’s Davis, CA campus. DTL provides much of DMG MORI’s engineering analysis capability and R&D to support machine tool design and manufacturing operations around the world. The building also houses a showroom of machine tools and related products. The Manufacturing Factory, opened in July 2012, covers 200,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing space and an expansive showroom. Here, DMG MORI manufactures and assembles the NHX series, as well as the DuraVertical 5100. In 2014, production of the DMU 50 and CTX 450 ecoline will start. Since U.S. manufacturing started to rebound in 2013, DMG MORI USA has seen increased interest in its high-end equipment, which can now be backed up by the viable resources available at the Davis, CA facilities.

U.S. Premiere: DMU 80 P duoBLOCK®
4th Generation duoBLOCK® for 30 percent more performance, precision and efficiency
The 4th Generation DMU 80 P duoBLOCK® from DMG MORI provides 5-axis machining at the highest level with outstanding performance features. We have significantly improved the core properties of the DMU 80 P duoBLOCK®, namely precision, performance and efficiency by about 30  percent compared to previous models. The duoBLOCK® design from DMG MORI has long been proven in industries such as aerospace, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering or tool and mold manufacturing. The highly stable design of the 5-axis universal machine, the long-term accuracy and highest precision with up to 5 μm (0.0002 in) positioning accuracy strengthen the worldwide market leadership in a complex production environment.

The high rigidity of the DMU 80 P duoBLOCK® provides the basis for heavy machining with the new powerMASTER 1000 motor spindle in the B-axis. Its maximum torque of 1,000 Nm (737.6 ft/lb) corresponds to an increase of 130  percent. The output is at 77 kW (103 hp), the maximum torque at 9,000 rpm. These properties provide a milling performance and chipping capacity in a new dimension: Compared to the competition, DMG MORI achieves a 75 percent higher chip removal volume. The machine is available with CELOS from DMG MORI with 21.5 in ERGOline® and SIEMENS or with Operate 4.5 on SIEMENS 840D solutionline or with HEIDENHAIN TNC 640.

U.S. Premiere: CTX 450 ecoline
Sophisticated turning in the entry-level class
The new CTX 450 ecoline follows the course that ECOLINE has been promoting for years: top technology with proven components at the best price. The ECOLINE machines built by DMG MORI are high-quality machines that can be used by everyone. The basis of the powerful, dynamic and high-precision machine is an extremely stable construction that allows accurate machining even under difficult conditions. The generously dimensioned ball-screw spindles and wide roller guides of the CTX 450 ecoline are unbeatable in this class and set the machine clearly apart from the competition. They achieve best rigidity values and positioning accuracies of at least 0.00031 in  and less – even under 0.00024 in with a direct measuring system.

Despite its compact footprint of just 52.7 sq ft, the CTX 450 ecoline offers a generously dimensioned work area for maximum workpiece machining processes that is unique in this segment. The rear chip conveyor available as an option reduces the front machine width by up to 35 percent, so the production area can be used far more efficiently and flexibly. The machine comes with an automatic tailstock to aid exact machining of long shaft parts and a turret for 12 tools as standard, or a servo turret with 12 driven VDI and six block tool stations. There is also a real C-axis available to allow highly efficient  turn-mill operations. The CTX 450 ecoline is available with 15 in SLIMline® with Operate 4.5 on SIEMENS 840D solutionline, 15 in SLIMline® with HEIDENHAIN CNC PILOT 640 or 10.4 in TFT screen with MAPPS IV and MITSUBISHI.

U.S. Premieres: NLX 3000Y/1250 | NLX 4000BY/1500 / NLX 2500SY/700
Three new models complement the successful NLX series
No less than three new models in the new DMG MORI design complement the successful NLX series since EMO 2013. Every year, more than 1,200 NLX machines are sold. The NLX series provides its users with a maximum of performance, flexibility and reliability. The integrated cooling system in the machine bed ensures better thermal stability. The flat guides in all axes serve as optimum basis for efficient turning.

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