The sales, engineering and executive staff at Doosan Machine Tools America hosted a festive open house recently, celebrating the company’s recently expanded Technical Center in Pine Brook, N.J. The company welcomed valued customers and its North American distributor network. The 3-day event served to introduce and confirm to attendees the support that Doosan offers from its Technical Center and its strength in developing new machine tool technologies.
Visitors enjoyed tours of the center and watched, listened and learned about the various machines Doosan unveiled at the event in the redesigned demonstration area. For example, the company’s Compact Linear Pallet System (LPS) was integrated with Doosan’s HP5100II HMC was shown how it’s reportedly an ideal solution for aerospace components and other high-productivity applications. A Puma MX 1600ST mill-turn center was also highlighted that offers manufacturers a compact footprint and bed length for smaller parts such as those made in the medical sector. Another key system in action at the Open House was the DNM 200 5AX, which the company said is a cost-effective 5-axis machine that is aimed at reducing setup time and part handling for improved component accuracy.
In addition to the demonstration area packed with machines, including CNC turning centers, machining centers and automation cells and systems, the 35,000-sq.-ft. Technical Center features dedicated applications engineering, training, spindle lab, parts warehouse and service departments. The parts warehouse is a particularly comprehensive inventory, enabling Doosan to respond to customers’ needs quickly and arrange to ship replacement parts when required for routine maintenance functions immediately, less than 24 hours in most cases.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.