Machine tool builder Mori Seiki will host an open house to celebrate the expansion of its Digital Technology Laboratory (DTL) in Davis, California. The three-day event, scheduled for May 20-22, will introduce media and guests to the new 70,000-square foot DTL headquarters and research and development center.
According to the company, the facility is both environmentally and technologically friendly. The building features a dedicated thermal isolation chamber, vibration damping floors, solar power solutions and enough space to house more than a dozen machine tools. Additionally, the new headquarters has acquired Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) Gold Certification, which ensures the conservation of energy and water while improving health and safety for both occupants and the community at large.
The open house will feature demonstrations on more than 10 machines as well as facility tours, technical presentations and an address by Dr. Masahiko Mori, company president. The event marks also the domestic debut of the NMV3000DCG, the latest in Mori’s multi-axis VMC lineup. This machine builds on the design of the NMV5000DCG, which is said to provide both high precision and ease of use within a compact footprint. The NMV3000DCG features X-axis travel of 19.68 inches and can accommodate workpieces as heavy as 220 pounds.
The company will also launch the NT1000, the smallest of its line of integrated NT series machines for compact multitasking machining. With a footprint of 58 square feet, the NT1000 is said to be particularly useful for high-precision medical workpieces. Another demonstration will highlight the NN1000 ultra-precision machine, which was developed entirely by DTL engineers. This “nano machine” uses diamond milling or scribing tools and can accurately machine features in the micron range with nanometer-level surface finishes. Symmetric DCG construction enables feeds ranging to 4,500 mm per minute and minimizes thermal deformation, the company says.