Integral processes for Die & Mold applications
DMG MORI will be presenting its expertise in die and mold making at the Moulding Expo, showcasing new paths towards digital and automated production as well as additive manufacturing with powder bed technology as a key future technology.
- DMG MORI Die & Mold Excellence: 50 years experience in die and mold making
- Integrated Digitization: Products and solutions for the integrated digitalization of manufacturing processes
- Automation ex works: A CMX 600 V and DMU 75 monoBLOCK each equipped with a PH 150 pallet handling system
- ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Two process chains for the powder bed method with the LASERTEC 30 SLM 2nd Generation
DMG MORI Die & Mold Excellence:
50 years experience in die and mold making
With its many years of experience in machine tool construction and consistent innovative orientation, DMG MORI is seen as a competent partner in many demanding branches of industry. Leading industries such as die and mold making in particular are drivers of technological developments. This is exactly what led to the foundation of the DMG MORI Technology Excellence Centers, where the machine tool manufacturer concentrates its entire expertise. Experts in the centers are involved in the very early phases of customer projects, thus enabling them to design optimum manufacturing solutions. The versatile projects in the DMG MORI Die & Mold Excellence Center in Pfronten, the USA and Japan focus on an enormous range of workpieces – from 10 mm punches up to 6,000 mm tool molds, which all find sufficient space in the XXL machining centers. DMG MORI will be presenting a cross section of its extensive machine portfolio at the Moulding Expo. The exhibition program comprises the CMX 600 V vertical machining center, 5-axis machines such as the DMU 50 3rd Generation and DMU 60 eVo as well as models from ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES. These include the ULTRASONIC 20 for ultrasonic processing, the recently presented LASERTEC 125 Shape for surface structuring and the LASERTEC 30 SLM 2nd Generation from the field of additive manufacturing.
Added Value at all levels of production
As a pioneer of digitalization in machine tool manufacture, DMG MORI sees this as an area with strategic future potential. The technology leader will present pathways towards networked production at the Moulding Expo under the catchphrase integrated digitization. For DMG MORI this includes the control and operating system CELOS, which enables digital monitoring of production based on numerous APPs. The MESSENGER, for example, visualizes the current status of the machines on the shopfloor. The CONDITION ANALYZER uses sensor data to show the condition of machine components. The PERFORMANCE MONITOR makes it possible to capture, analyze and visualize overall system efficiency taking into account machine availability and component quality. In addition ISTOS PLANNING SOLUTIONS assists users in the digital planning of processes such as material management, personnel resource planning as well as detailed production planning and order tracking. Digital service solutions such as NETservice and WERKBLiQ round off the topic. NETservice makes it possible for machine operators, service experts and service technicians to interact in a remote-service session by means of a multi-user conference and the SERVICEcamera and thus quickly find a joint solution for service issues. WERKBLiQ ensures secure and complete documentation of maintenance processes and offers simple and cross-departmental communication.
Automation: More value creation through integral automation solutions
Automated machines are crucial components of a digital factory and are therefore an integral part of Industry 4.0. DMG MORI is the pioneer of digitalization in machine tool construction, and considers automation to be a strategic future-orientated field. The joint venture DMG MORI HEITEC supports DMG MORI in the development and realization of flexible automation solutions, such as workpiece handling. The automation expertise for pallet handling is directly integrated in the production plants of DMG MORI. The interplay between engineering from the DMG MORI production plants and automation expertise on the part of DMG MORI HEITEC provides the user with a customized, integrated and reliable solution – and everything from a single source. Additional service features from DMG MORI HEITEC comprise configuration through to the operation of the system – including the modification or expansion of a system for additional products. DMG MORI will be presenting a DMU 75 monoBLOCK and a CMX 600 V at the Moulding Expo, each equipped with a PH 150 pallet handling system that has a maximum loading capacity of 250 kg and space for twelve pallets.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Two powder bed processing chains
As a global full-liner with over 20 years of experience in ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING of metallic components, DMG MORI stands for innovative manufacturing technology and worldwide service. DMG MORI offers the LASERTEC SLM series (Selective Laser Melting) for additive manufacturing with the powder bed method. The LASERTEC 30 SLM 2nd Generation has a 300 × 300 × 300 mm build volume and offers optimum user comfort. Material changes in less than two hours are possible thanks to the rePLUG powder module, which of course guarantees a high level of both process autonomy and industrial safety. Two process chains can be realized with powder bed technology: On the one hand, workpieces produced by means of additive manufacturing can be finished to the required surface quality on a milling machine such as the 5-axis DMU 50 3rd Generation. On the other, the LASERTEC SLM machines can finish previously milled base plates and bases without any need for support structures.
With a 30-percent share in the Indian software developer INTECH, DMG MORI has opened up access to important software and technology know-how for generative manufacturing. 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. One of the initial results of this cooperation is the new OPTOMET software, which INTECH offers for the DMG MORI LASERTEC SLM series. It calculates the optimal process parameters automatically. This simplifies programming and leads to significantly improved surface qualities and reproducible material properties.
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