DMG / MORI SEIKI have launched their first corporate development machine the MILLTAP 700 compact machining centre, which was launched on the 21st February at the Grand Opening of the Singapore Technology Centre.
The event was a huge success with many visitors flocking around the redesigned service and application hub South East Asia in Singapore.
Live machining and vivid celebrations were put on by Dr.-Eng. Masahiko Mori, President of Mori Seiki Co and Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza, Chairman of the Board of GILDEMEISTER AG who launched the new Technology Centre.
This new establishment is a now a service and applications centre, warehouse, has a number of seminar rooms and a 568m² Technology Center.
“Our newly designed premises in Singapore are living proof of the combined strength of our partnership,” Dr. Jens Hardenacke, CEO of DMG Asia. “Here, we provide the ideal framework for DMG / MORI SEIKI’s superior standards in serving our customers with best in class solutions and maximum support in both sales and services.”
Yeoh Keat Chuan, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore's Economic Development Board, was also present at the event. He welcomed the DMG/ MORI SEIKI's new centre in Singapore and potential plans for further expansion in Asia.
“Manufacturing is a key pillar of our economy,” he said. “In 2010, the manufacturing sector contributed 22% of our GDP and the government is committed to maintaining the contribution of manufacturing at between 20 to 25% of Singapore’s GDP," Yeoh Keat Chuan.
As a strong manufacturing hub in Singapore exists the country has to be well equipped with first-class competencies and expertise in the manufacturing industry. “In 2011, we grew our business by 33% in the SE Asia region, and for 2012 we expect the growth rate to be between 25% and 35%," Dr. Jens Hardenacke.
DMG/ MORI SEIKI's growth plans include more joint developments such as the MILLTAP 700, in all markets not just limited to Asia.
Productivity and efficiency were vital in the development of the MILLTAP 700, this high machining speed is supported by a high speed tool changer which has the capability of reaching chip to chip times of 1.5 seconds, increasing efficiency.
The drive of the magazine has a capacity of 15 or sometimes 25 tools, integrating the spindle head. Having dynamic responses of up to 1.6g in the linear axes as well as fast axis movements of up to 60m/min increase productivity.