Specialist Machining company Con Mech Precision based in Stanley County Durham has opted for a Doosan vertical machining centre as its latest investment. The DNM 6700 was selected for its capacity, machining capabilities, immediate availability and cost-competitiveness.
The decision to invest in the new Doosan DNM 6700 machine followed an internal review undertaken by Con Mech into its existing CNC machine capabilities and, in particular, whether current machining resources were adequate to meet growing demand from customers and inter-company collaboration with Sister company, Henry Williams based in Darlington for its die sinking requirements and recycling and waste management wear part solutions.
The DNM 6700 is a large-capacity vertical machining centre equipped with a generously sized worktable (1,500mm x 670mm) and impressive axis travels (X-axis:1,300mm x Y-axis: 670mm x Z-axis: 625mm). The machine also features a powerful, 118Nm high-torque direct-drive spindle (18.7kW/12,000rpm).
“The working envelope of the machine was of critical importance and the DNM 6700 enables us to machine larger components, as well as smaller parts in a single set-up. This means faster production and reduced part cycle times,” Christine Ames, Managing Director reveals.
“Similarly, the cutting performance of the machine was important and the DNM 6700’s powerful direct drive spindle technology gives us the ability to achieve high-volumetric removal rates when required as well as fine finishes. It is a very versatile machine.”
To increase its flexibility still further Con Mech, as part of its investment in the DNM 6700, also ordered a 4th axis unit to be supplied with the machine.