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Development and Design

Responding to customer needs with accuracy and speed

In an effort to develop machines that are accurate, robust, durable and easy-to-use, DMG MORI makes full use of technologies, networks and databases accumulated in the company over its history.
We respond to ever-evolving customer demand by combining cultural advantages of our employees:
the German's ability to develop a grand design and their daringness, as well as the Japanese's delicate and meticulous craftsmanship.
We incorporate the voice of customers in our product development and swiftly create innovative products.

Improving development capability and efficiency

DMG MORI plans on consolidating some 300 models we had in 2009 into around 150 by 2020. The advanced 150 models will be offered in combination with optimal software and tools. In this way we will continue to provide the world’s largest product lineup. The number of parts and units will also be reduced to some 135,000 through in-house standardization by 2020.
The consolidation of models and parts contributes to reducing the inventory and enables us higher quality and more efficient development to respond to various customer needs.

Achieving both functionality and designability

Our machine tools employ universal design with a focus on how comfortably operators can use them. DMG MORI proves our respect to customers by providing safe, durable, easy-to-use machines with sophisticated design. We offer Premium design developed with ergonomics in mind to maximize the operability, and Stealth design that is suitable for mass-production. Both designs feature a wider door opening for better access, and expanded windows with enhanced in-machine lighting for higher visibility.

Hybrid of cutting and deposition Challenge of additive manufacturing

In 2014, DMG MORI developed the LASERTEC 65 3D, a hybrid machine of laser metal deposition and milling. This machine demonstrates superior ability in machining of complex-shaped parts for aircraft and medical fields, part repair, and corrosion- and wear-resistant coating. In 2017, REALIZER GmbH with technical excellence in SLM (Selective Laser Melting) joined us as a subsidiary, which gave us the technological edge in the metal deposition field to offer the latest, and most value-added solutions for customers.

Cooperative structure beyond the borders of countries and departments

A total of some 1,000 development members, who work in various development bases in Japan, Germany, Italy and the U.S., gather at the Global Development Summit (GDS) once a year. About 150 engineers join the event to meet each other face-to-face and have heated discussions about the development of new technologies. After confirming the future development strategy among all participants, they make groups by specialty to discuss more concreted topics including new technologies, consolidation of models and standardization in parts. We will further strengthen the connection between the engineers to enhance their integrity and streamline the product development process.