Sorry for the somewhat silly questions but I haven't been keeping up to speed with all that's out there. Haven't heard of this company before they joined up with Mori. They still seem to have separate websites although at least the DMG site points to Mori. So what is the nature of that relationship? I like the CTX line but it seems all DMG and Mori just has it on their page. Will there be a Mori version of this that is more than a rebranding? I know they have the NT already.
DMG= Deckel Maho Geildimeister. The NT is a Mori machine, they had that before the DMG mess. Basicaly, Mori wanted help in the Euro market, DMG was TERRIBLE in the US for ANY support, they needed Mori's help here. It was a stock swap thing. I've seen Mori do similar deals in the past, and it always seemed Mori just took over the other companies after time. DMG has some low cost (chinese) made machines, that really didn't look too bad. I did see one re-branded mill from DMG China at Mori DTL. Think they called it a Dura 50/60 or something. Quality sure didn't look like a Mori, but the paint and control was. Looks like the plan going forward is to take the odd controls used by DMG ( seimens/heidenhein etc..) and put a Mori Mapps control behind it with a fanuc or Mitsubishi. Mori also just broke ground a couple weeks ago on the US factory in Davis, Ca. Horizontals for the US market will be produced there.
Actually DMG machines are quite good. They aren't cheap(for controllers with Siemens),they a little more expensive than Urane(Comau), but in generally good machines. They are built in Germany, they maintain the dimensions of pieces, but have a cycle time a little high.