Mori Seiki's Innovation Days event for 2008 will coincide with the company's 25th anniversary celebration. Scheduled from May 14-16 at the company's Chicago Technical Center, the event will feature presentations on topics including the latest machine innovations, new technologies and workforce developments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the Mori Seiki University (MSU) facilities. Founded in 2007, MSU has so far provided more than 10,000 hours of training to employees, distributors and customers. Also on display will be new products from the company's Machining Technology Laboratory (MTL), including the Hydrogage, Spinning Tool and Adaptive Balancer. Visitors will view demonstrations on 20 CNC machines, including the NMV5000 DCG five-axis VMC. This machine features driven-by-the-center-of-gravity (DCG) technology and box-in-box construction, which are said to provide high accuracy, as well as direct drive motors on the B and C axes. Also on display will be the NZ2000 T3Y3, a multi-axis machine featuring three turrets, each with a built-in milling motor and Y-axis function. NT Series mill-turn centers, DuraTurn lathes and DuraVertical VMCs round out the lineup. For more information from Mori Seiki, visit the company's MMSOnline Showroom. For more information about machining center applications, systems and products, visit MMSOnline's Machining Centers Zone.