Mori Seiki has started taking orders for the Ultrasonic 65 monoBLOCK equipped with ultrasonic machining functions and the Lasertec 65 Shape equipped with laser machining functions. Both machines are designed based on the DMU 65 monoBLOCK five‐axis control machining center made by Mori Seiki's collaboration partner, Gildemeister AG of Germany. The DMU 65 monoBLOCK is part of the new DMU monoBLOCK series of next generation machine tools with cost performance. The DMU 65 monoBLOCK uses a two‐axis trunnion table for the first time in the DMU monoBLOCK series, handling large workpieces of up to 2,200 lbs.
The machine features a compact design with a footprint of 24.6 ft2, as well as a large door with an opening width of 56 in. The expansive door opening offers a wide work area and improved access to the machine. It also allows easy access for loading and unloading large workpieces by crane. These two machines have been launched in response to customer demand for five‐axis machining of difficult‐to‐cut materials such as ceramic and super hard metals while maintaining fine cutting and environment‐friendly machining. And there has also been growing demand for five‐axis machining center, as the workpieces become more complicated. Each of the newly released five‐axis machining centers improves productivity and cost performance by performing multiple processes that usually require special machines.