Doosan S. Korean machine tool maker makes good on growth goals

Editor: Eric Culp

ETMM Publisher Ken Fouhy travelled to Asia to witness the latest introductions and equipment upgrades from South Korea’s Doosan, which is rapidly ramping up production.

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Jaeyoon Lee, head of the Doosan Infracore Machine Tool Group: “We provide customers with optimal solutions that reflect diverse new products and innovative quality models so that customers can feel the excellence of Doosan’s world-class technologies and customer-oriented spirit in the machine tool markets.”
Jaeyoon Lee, head of the Doosan Infracore Machine Tool Group: “We provide customers with optimal solutions that reflect diverse new products and innovative quality models so that customers can feel the excellence of Doosan’s world-class technologies and customer-oriented spirit in the machine tool markets.”
(Source: Fouhy)

At its recent in-house show in Changwon, South Korea, machine tool supplier Doosan Infracore unveiled 63 new and modified machines and a revamped look for all of its future machines. About 3,500 customers and dealers attended the three-day event, some 400 of whom came from Europe.

Multi-tasking with latest generation of machining centres

A new generation of multi-tasking machines, dubbed the Puma SMX line, attracted the most attention from the visitors. The first two models in the mid-sized machine range were on display, featuring the new Doosan livery of white, blue and grey with extra large viewing windows.

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The first SMX machines launched have a maximum turning diameter of 660 mm and feature a 12,000 rpm milling spindle with X/Y/Z travels of 620/260/1,585 mm. The company said further variations will follow for both bigger workpieces in 2014 and smaller workpieces in 2015.

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