More traditional machining companies are offering additive manufacturing capabilities. One example is DMG MORI. The company will display its machining and additive manufacturing capabilities during Chicago Innovation Days in Hoffman Estates from May 13th – 16th, 2019.
Bundled competence at the Additive Manufacturing Excellence Center
Additive manufacturing has long proven its potential and is expected to grow in a high double-digit range. DMG MORI has already been operating successfully on the market for additive manufacturing. As a global full-liner with over 20 years of experience in the additive manufacturing of metal parts, DMG MORI represents the most important generative machining processes under one roof and ranks as a full-service provider in both the additive production of metallic components and metal cutting finishing. DMG MORI has five additive manufacturing Excellence Centers (AMEC) worldwide. The DMG MORI experts at the AMEC in Chicago design and realize pioneering additive manufacturing solutions involving powder bed and powder nozzle methods.
With a share of 30% in the Indian software developer INTECH, DMG MORI has gained access to the key software and technological expertise for generative production. As a pioneer in the field of 3D print in India, the company has specialized in additive manufacturing and the related software solutions – including the artificial intelligence in this field. A first result of this collaboration is the new OPTOMET software, which INTECH offers for the LASERTEC SLM series from DMG MORI. It has self-adjusting and learning algorithms that calculate the required parameters of the SLM process in advance within minutes.
Integrated Digitization: Heading towards the Digital Factory with “Open Connectivity”
The trend towards industrial digitization is fundamentally altering the framework conditions for metal cutting production technology. DMG MORI’s machines have been offering digitization solutions since 2013 with the CELOS app-based control and user interface. The company has consistently expanded the range of solutions it offers to create an open ecosystem for the digital factory. It is increasing its portfolio of CELOS services with intelligent software solutions and connective hardware. Open Connectivity includes digital IoT services and products to integrally network processes and machines with one another. Additionally, DMG MORI has established the CELOS Club, which offers customers unique solutions on their path to Industry 4.0 and IIoT.
The ALX 2000
The ALX 2000, a US premiere that DMG MORI produces locally in Davis, is a stable, dynamic, and compact turning machine that combines excellent standards from a max. spindle speed of 4,500 min-1 to the BMT turret with twelve powered tools and tailstock. The ALX 2000 offers a high degree of automation thanks to the optional gantry loader, a deciding factor for cost-effectiveness in production.
The new DMP 70 stands for maximum productivity on the smallest space. With a footprint of just 46.28ft² it is 10% smaller than the MILLTAP 700.
It is for applications in medical technology, job shops, as well as the aerospace sector and other demanding industries. Travel paths of 27 x 16 x 15 in. and the optional integrated swivel/rotary table enable 5-axis simultaneous machining of a range of components making the DMP 70 the ideal addition to any shop floor.
5-axis machining was initially an answer to the trend towards increasingly complex work pieces. Today, it is increasingly becoming part of productive mass production in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and tool and mold making sectors. The machine tool manufacturer will show a representative cross-section of its 5-axis portfolio during the Innovation Days in Chicago. DMG MORI will present a DMU 50 3rd Generation automated with a PH 150 pallet handling, two monoBLOCK machines and two models from the duoBLOCK series as well as the DMU 200 Gantry. The ULTRASONIC 20 linear and the LASERTEC 3D machines for additive manufacturing complete the 5-axis exhibits.
DMG MORI has established the DMG MORI Technology Excellence Centers all over the world. In these Technology Excellence Centers, company experts are involved in future projects of customers at an ever-earlier stage. This results in the development of optimum manufacturing processes and complete turnkey solutions.
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