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DMG MORI SEIKI Announces Innovation Days Event
DMG MORI SEIKI Announces Innovation Days Event
Chicago Innovation Days - May 6-9
DMG MORI SEIKI is pleased to announce the dates for its next Chicago Innovation Days event to be held at DMG MORI U.S. Headquarters on May 6-9, 2014. The four-day, complimentary event offers machine demonstrations, industry seminars, tours and more.
Seminars include presentations from industry and DMG MORI SEIKI experts.
DMG MORI SEIKI USA Promotes Doug Pierce to Chief Learning Officer
DMG MORI SEIKI is pleased to announce Doug Pierce as the new Chief Learning Officer of DMG MORI SEIKI. In his new position, Pierce will oversee all functions of the online university (Education On Demand), instructor-led classes, and the apprentice programs of DMG / MORI SEIKI University (DMSU). Formerly, Pierce served as the Manager of Educational Operations.
“This opportunity is very exciting,” says Pierce. “What excites me most is the chance to build on a terrific foundation established at the University by Rod Jones and the rest of the staff here at DMSU.”
Pierce will lead the expansion of student engagement at DMSU, building on the University’s recent growth. DMSU was responsible for delivering 170,000 hours of global training last year—more than the previous five years combined—and that number is growing this year. Pierce attributes the growth to supply and demand.
“We are seeing a demand for employee, distributer and machine-customer training, so we increased the availability and efficiency of the university systems—specifically with online curriculum offerings,” says Pierce.
DMSU offers a variety of courses, ranging from the basics of machining to more specialized courses in machine programming/operation. Courses are interactive and engaging, providing students with real, hands-on experience. In the spring of this year, DMSU received accreditation from the National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS). This achievement is another testament to the company’s commitment to providing the highest quality training in the industry.
DMSU offers “Student Days” for middle school, high school and college students with an interest in the machine tool industry. Students, parents, and educators are invited to tour the facility and learn about the manufacturing industry and the many career opportunities available.
Los Angeles Technical Center | 5740 Warland Drive | Cypress, CA 90630 Tel: (562) 430-3800
DTL Research & Technical Center | 3805 Faraday Avenue | Davis, CA 95618 Tel: (530) 746-7400
Mori Seiki Manufacturing [Opening in Summer of 2012] | Davis, CA
San Francisco Technical Center | 2629 7th Street | Berkeley, CA 94710 Tel: (562) 659-5995
As a result of the company’s acquisition of DIXI Machines earlier this year, Mori Seiki is pleased to offer the JIG 1200 High Precision Horizontal Machining Center. Manufactured in Le Locle, Switzerland, this machine offers manufacturers unmatched precision in demanding applications. A relatively large machine, the JIG 1200 provides axis strokes of 47.2” x 43.3” x 43.3” with a 49.2” x 39.3” table that is capable of supporting over 5,500 lbs. While positioning accuracy of 5 µm is typical for this class of machines, the JIG 1200 actually provides positioning accuracy of .99 µm. With volumetric accuracy for the tool tip of less than 15 µm anywhere within the machining area, the horizontal machining center offers higher precision than standard 3D measuring instruments. The incredibly high levels of precision maintained by the JIG 1200 require nearly perfect flatness, straightness and squareness on and between all guideways and axes. To attain this, hundreds of hours of hand scraping are required during the final assembly process. The JIG 1200 contains a high output motor and No. 50 taper high-speed spindle with a maximum spindle speed of 12,000 rpm. This combination provides for the highest levels of productivity available in the machine class. The JIG 1200 is an ideal solution for manufacturers producing small lots with high precision demands.
The full capabilities of a lathe and machining center are now available in one package Mori Seiki’s new NT Series of integrated mill turn centers fully combines a lathe with a machining center. In designing the series, Mori Seiki completely rethought the design and construction of multitasking machines to harness the turning ability of a lathe and the cutting ability of a machining center. The NT Series employs both DCG™ (Driven at the Center of Gravity) technology and the box-in-box construction of the NH Series horizontal machining centers, along with the turret with a built-in milling motor from the NL Series CNC lathes. The combination of these features is included with no compromises in terms of their performance. Machines in the NT Series contain a B-axis that uses a DD (Direct Drive) motor, eliminating backlash and making high-speed rotation possible. Indexing specifications for the axis cater to high precision machining requirements, allowing for input by units of 0.0001 degrees. To make the NT Series as efficient and productive as possible, special attention has been paid to machine speed. Maximum spindle speed is 5,000 rpm with a maximum tool spindle speed of 12,000 rpm. Additionally, the machines’ ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) features a tool-to-tool change time of just 1 sec. and a chip-to-chip time of only 3.4 sec. Special attention to thermal displacement allows machines in the NT Series to perform at the highest levels of accuracy and precision. The lower turret is located symmetrically in relation to the center of the spindle, forming a construction resistant to the effects of heat. Additionally, ball screw and motor jacket cooling have been implemented to completely eradicate inaccuracy caused by heat variations. The NT Series will make use of MAPPS III, the latest iteration of Mori Seiki’s highly successful control system. MAPPS III allows fast processing and is equipped with a collision prevention function that monitors machine movements in real time. The controls also take advantage of the ease and convenience of conversational input, providing high-speed canned cycles that lead to dramatic increases in programming speed. The NT Series will contain 9 models, with spindle, lower turret and no center support options bringing the total number of variations to 66. Varieties of the machines will be brought to market sequentially. Mori Seiki will host an Innovation Days event in early November at its Chicago Technical Center to formally introduce the new line to the North American market. Details on the event will be announced in late September.
Mori Seiki has announced the inclusion of a 20-station tool turret on two new models in its NL Series of CNC lathes. Available on the NL1500 and NL2000 machines, the 20-station turret allows the machining of more complex parts on the NL Series. Since the new 20-station turret can hold up to 20 tools, it is perfectly suited for jobs with a high number of processes that made them impossible to complete with just 12 tools. By using the high-rigidity, compact tooling system found in Mori Seiki’s NT Series and NZ Series, the company has increased the machining ability and versatility of the NL Series to match those of machining centers. Like all machines in the series, the new models of the NL1500 and NL2000 feature a milling motor inside the turret directly coupled to the milling tool. This patent-pending design drastically reduces the transmission losses and inherent vibration associated with competing designs, which use a series of gears and belts to provide a milling feature. When compared to conventional models, the direct-coupled milling motor reduces tool spindle acceleration time by 2/3 and diminishes vibration and noise by 1/2. To further reduce vibration while cutting, machines in the NL Series employ a rigid triangle structure in the bed, spindle and tailstock. The box way construction further reduces vibration and increases rigidity, resulting in greater cutting depth and feed rates, and reducing cycle times by up to 50%. The machines feature a digital tailstock in which a servo drive provides all movement. This allows position and thrust to be controlled from the operation screen rather than manually setting them. Additionally, by adjusting the tailstock from within the part program, setup time can be reduced by up to 50%. The NL1500 and NL2000 further increase accuracy by minimizing the effects of heat on machining operations. Specially placed coverings isolate heat radiating from the oil controller and hydraulic unit, redirecting heat to the outside of the machine. Heat transfer devices also control the heat emanating from the headstock and servomotors. The design of the turret with a direct-coupled milling motor also reduces heat generation to 1/15 of the conventional model.
The NMV5000 DCG™ combines the best of Mori Seiki’s unique innovations to provide an unparalleled 5-axis vertical machining center. The machine answers the growing demand that has come from the parts and die and mold industries as a result of the need for high added value and increasing complexity of part geometries. The NMV5000 DCG achieves superb accuracy by increasing machine rigidity with DCG technology and a Box-in-Box Construction. DCG minimizes vibration by pushing moving structural parts along their simulated centers of gravity. As a result, machining accuracy is improved, machining time is reduced and tool life is extended. Furthermore, the machine’s box-in-box construction achieves a structure with zero overhang, so that guideways and drives are well balanced, allowing stable feeds even at high speeds. To further improve the machine’s precision, the NMV5000 DCG implements DD (Direct Drive) motors on the B and C axes. By transmitting power directly, with no gears, backlash is eliminated. Additionally, with no parts to wear out, there is less maintenance and longer machine life. Turning is also possible, with a C-axis rapid traverse rate of 120 min-1 as standard and 500 min-1 and 1,200 min-1 available as options. Throughout the NMV5000 DCG’s design, Mori Seiki paid special attention to the machine’s ease of operation. To minimize setup times, access to the table was maximized. The door opening is 36.2” wide, with a distance of just 19.7” between the center of the table and the front of the machine. MAPPS III, the latest iteration of Mori Seiki’s standard setting control, maximizes the NMV5000 DCG’s user-friendliness. This new control offers improved hardware specifications, improved operability and shorter programming times. While the setup for 5-axis machines is often thought to be difficult, MAPPS III makes it a smooth and simple process through a real-time interference check function and high-speed canned cycles.
Mori Seiki has introduced the NZ2000 T3Y3, the world’s first multi-axis machine manufactured with three turrets with built-in milling motors™ and a Y-axis function. Built for high-efficiency, mass production machining, the NZ Series is an ideal solution for machining bar material, shafts, flanges and precision equipment. The series also provides users with synchronized machining, and dramatically reduced machining time. Specifically, the NZ machine with the 2-turret, 2-spindle specifications can reduce machining time by approximately 30% when compared to other conventional machines. The machine’s second turret features a unique, high-rigidity ram structure, which ensures higher chip disposal ability. Additionally, a 3D interference checking function that runs on the MAPPS III next generation operating system is incorporated into the NZ Series design, enabling operators to monitor the complex movements of the turrets in real time. Other models in the series include the NZ1500, featuring a 6-inch chuck, and the NZ2000 with an 8-inch chuck. Customers have the option of selecting from two turrets without a Y-axis function to three turrets with the Y-axis function, resulting in ten different variations of the machine. Furthermore, a maximum of 48 tools can be installed, enabling minimal setup changes and hours of unmanned operation.
DMG Mori Seiki Partners with Porsche
The machine tool builder will support Porche’s WEC racing team.
Additive and Subtractive Together, Including by Retrofit
The list of machine tools combining both additive manufacturing and subtractive CNC machining can now grow to include an existing machine that has the additive capability added on.
Scalable Control Inspired by Smartphones
DMG Mori offers its CELOS control to simplify and accelerate the manufacturing process with a smartphone-like design.
March 2014 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This slideshow features the machining centers we cover in the Modern Equipment Review Spotlight section in our March issue.
New Machines Improve the Operator’s Experience
A seamless new operating system guides the development process from idea to product.
CAM Software Simplifies Gear Machining
DMG Mori Seiki’s gearMill CAM software programs multitasking machines for a variety of gear operations, including machining spiral bevel gears.
Traveling-Column Milling Center Designed for Aerospace
DMG Mori Seiki’s DMF 600 linear traveling-column machining center offers X-, Y- and Z-axis travels measuring 6,000 × 1,100 × 900 mm.
VMC Promotes Precision
The DMC 650 V vertical machining center from DMG Mori Seiki is designed for workpieces weighing as much as 800 kg.
Practicality & Possibility
Some of the technologies and applications on display at Euromold 2013 illustrated the possibilities for using additive manufacturing to manufacture functional parts.
Shop Gains Efficiency through Machinery, Software Pairing
By pairing a multitasking machine with new Esprit CAM software from DP Technology, Von Ruden Manufacturing was able to increase its efficiency and compete with companies of a larger size.
DMG Mori Seiki USA Ends Distributor Relationship
The company will provide direct sales and service to the states formerly served by Maruka.
Video: Additive/Subtractive Machining Cycle
DMG Mori produced the part seen in this video to demonstrate the capabilities of its new hybrid machine, which is capable of both CNC machining and additive manufacturing through laser metal deposition.
DMG Mori Seiki Hosts Manufacturing Days 2013
More than 1,000 visitors toured the company’s Davis, Calif., campus and viewed demonstrations and seminars.
MDays Showcases DMG Mori Seiki’s Davis Campus
DMG Mori Seiki’s Manufacturing Days 2013 event in Davis, California, gave customers, press and other guests a close look at the company’s Digital Technology Laboratory and Manufacturing Factory, plus presentations on many facets of today’s advanced manufacturing.
Five-Axis Machining Center Increases Rigidity
DMG Mori Seiki’s fourth-generation DMU 80 P duoBlock five-axis machining center is designed for increased performance, precision and efficiency.
A New and Different HMI (Human "Manufacturing" Interface)
The newest look for manufacturing presents an image that appeals to the general public, especially the younger generation.
When Things Go Together
So who doesn’t like it when things work together as opposed to fighting against each other?
Turning Machine Offers Three Turrets
The Sprint 65 automatic turning machine from DMG Mori Seiki is equipped with direct-drive technology and three turrets, including a bottom turret with a B axis.
DMG / Mori Seiki to Host Manufacturing Days
The event will take place at the company’s Mori Seiki Manufacturing facility and Digital Technology Laboratory.
Vertical Turning Center Offers Large Work Envelope
The CTV 315 linear vertical turning center from DMG/Mori Seiki accommodates workpieces measuring 300 mm in diameter and 210 mm in height, and weighing as much as 25 kg.