The Role of Machine Tools

Machine tools are the silent architects of our modern world. Utilizing cutting-edge tools, these sophisticated machines take raw materials and mold them into the intricate components that propel industries forward, whether it's the dependable engine of an aircraft navigating through challenging conditions or the cutting-edge smartphone you hold in your hand. At DMG MORI, we understand that the precision of machine tools directly influences the accuracy and quality of the end products that shape our world. Our unwavering commitment to engineering top-tier machine tools not only empowers industries but also lays the foundation for a more reliable and efficient society.

Machine tools are in constant need

Every product has a unique life-cycle. Generally, this cycle starts with material extraction from natural resources and continues with refinement and manufacturing into a product. At each stage, machine tools, tooling, and materials are the three main contributing factors. If we take an automobile for example, we see that its parts are either processed directly on machine tools or shaped by metallic molds made by machine tools, and even the raw material is gained and prepared by machine tools. Therefore, regardless of how automobiles will evolve in the future, their structure will remain the same. In other words, the machine tool will continue to be an integral part of our lives, also in the future.

Crafting Precision Below 1 µm

As consumers seek nothing less than the highest quality, manufacturers must deliver products with unparalleled precision. Machine tools are no exception. The accuracy of machine tools has a profound impact on the final product quality. With the remarkable ability to machine at micron and sub-micron levels, invisible to the human eye, machine tools are able to produce components with utmost precision. With our advanced technologies and expertise, we will continue to meet the precision demands of the manufacturing world.


DMG MORI's Product Lineup

DMG MORI is a leading provider of high-performance, high-efficiency machine tools. With a rich foundation built on tradition, wisdom, and the collective efforts of our global workforce, we have developed an extensive and top-tier product lineup to cater to the unique needs and desires of every customer.

5-axis machines

DMG MORI’s 5-axis machines embody outstanding milling capability and excellent operability made possible with the 120 years of experience in development and manufacturing by our Pfronten factory. By indexing multiple surfaces, 5-axis machines enable processing in one chucking to reduce the number of setups and simplify or eliminate fixtures, thereby significantly shortening the process time. This results in high-precision machining impossible with 3-axis or 4-axis technology. 

Mill-turn centers

Mill-turn centers live up to their name as they can perform milling and turning operations that were previously handled by separate machines, all without the need for manual intervention. The integration of turning center and machining center characteristics increases machining performance and significantly reduces the production lead time. This versatility allows mill-turn centers to excel in both high-mix low-volume production and mass production scenarios, making them exceptionally cost-effective.

Turning centers

On turning centers, workpieces are clamped and rotated on the spindle while the cutting tool is fixed on the turret. The cutting tool approaches the workpiece to perform cutting, boring, and drilling of the outer diameter or end face. Since DMG MORI's founding, we have always refined our turning technology as an innovation leader.

Machining centers

Machining centers are designed for a variety of machining operations by exchanging rotary tools with an automatic tool changer to perform facing, drilling, boring and tapping. For vertical machining centers, the spindle (rotating cutting tool) is mounted vertically, whereas horizontal machining centers utilize the spindle (rotating cutting tool) in horizontal orientation.

Laser machines/ULTRASONIC

Additive Manufacturing is a cutting-edge technique for creating various geometries by layering metal materials. Laser machines enable low-cost, high-efficiency machining of all metals and new materials, including molding, micromachining, precision toolmaking, and power drilling. 
In addition, ULTRASONIC machines can efficiently machine advanced materials into complex shapes, even when they are generally considered difficult to process. By adding ultrasonic vibration in the Z-axis direction during tool rotation, machining force can be suppressed and kept lower than conventional machining. 

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