Morris Technologies, a service provider specialising in Additive Manufacturing and CNC machining, has acquired a DMU 50 five-axis machine from Mori Seiki. The DMU 50 machine is a state of the art mill that features a performance-enhancing NC swivel rotary table, high rigidity, and a large bearing diameter in the B- and C- axis. The equipmet is the latest addition to MTI's world-class machine shop.
A five-axis machining centre utilises two axes in addition to the standard three axis (X/Y/Z), so the tool can move along five different planes. This allows the part to be fixtured just once as the tools and the table rotate according to the CNC specifications. The result is parts that are produced with high precision and detail and tight tolerances.
Morris Technologies will utilise the DMU 50 machine to produce complex parts for the medical, aerospace, and other industries. The mew mill enhances the company's machining capabilities, which also includes EDM and Swiss turn.
Adam Collins, machining manager, believes this acquisition takes Morris Technologies to a new level. ''Until now, we've had a very complete shop, but the one missing piece of the puzzle was a five-axis (machine),'' says Collins. 'We now have a facility that rivals others in the industry. This is really exciting for us.''
Morris Technologies will also use the five-axis machine to complement the company's extensive additive manufacturing capabilities.