SUPPLY SIDE DMG MORI ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Offering an 80% increase in
productivity, the Lasertec 30 DUAL
SLM has two 600 W lasers for build
rates of 90 cm³/h. Focus diameter
down to 50 micron for maximum
precision. New standard in durability
and work safety, thanks to permanent
material-independent fi lter system.
rePLUG module for fastest possible
powder change. Intelligent powder
management and innovative OPTOMET
software. Cost-effective powder circuit
Laser structuring of
3D moulds is becoming
in many sectors. The
Lasertec 400 Shape offers
structuring of components
of up to 4,000 by 2,000
by 1,000 mm. Up to
20,000 kg workpiece
weight. Rotational axis
integrated into the head
with a range of +/-200°
and a swivel axis with a
range of -100° to +135°.
gantry design. High speed
Z-shifter with up to 5 m/
sec in X / Y / Z directions
DMG Mori in fi gures
DMG Mori is a global Japanese-German machine tool maker, with
control centred in Japan – the DMG Mori Co of Japan is the
majority owner of DMG Mori AG, the German-listed operation.
The combined operations amount to 12,000 employees, taking in
154 sales and service locations – including 14 production plants
– it delivers to more than 100,000 customers across 42
industries in 79 countries. The company boasts 154 machines
across 45 product lines, 52 automation solutions, '360°
digitalisation' and two types of additive manufacturing
technologies (powder bed and blown powder).
At the February event, DMG Mori AG chairman of the executive
board Christian Thoenes was upbeat, revealing the Germanylisted
operations best gures in sales revenues, earnings and
free cash ow, “despite dif cult market environment”.
Sales revenues hit €2,701.5 million, above the previous year
(€2,655.1 million), although order intake fell, €2,563.1 million
(previous year: €2,975.6 million). DMG Mori AG’s nancial year is
the calendar year.
DMG Mori Co of Japan, whose nancial year also runs as the
calendar year, underlined a deteriorating situation, noting that
sales were down 15.4% to ¥485.8bn (¥501.2bn in 2028), that’s
£3.556bn, making it surely one of the largest machine tool
makers globally. But it suggests that sales in 2020 will see a
further fall, estimating this as ¥400bn, so a 20% fall from 2018.
Global consumption of machine tools is set to decline in
2020, with the VDW and Oxford Economics forecasting a -0.6%
drop to €71.7 billion (previous year: -2.8%; €72.1 billion). But
despite this, Thoenes said at the February Open House that the
company would continue to “go full speed ahead”.
Editor's note: In view of the existing global uncertainties, these
forecasts will no doubt be revised during the course of the year.
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