DMG MORI announces record attendance at its inaugural Manufacturing Days event, the open house of the Davis factory. The 4-day, November 12-15, event brought more than 1,300 visitors through the company’s U.S. manufacturing facility and the adjacent Digital Technology Laboratory (DTL) in Davis, Calif. The open house event provided attendees with a look into the 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, as well as educational seminars and live cutting demos.
“Since opening DMG MORI Manufacturing in July 2012, we wanted our customers and distributers to get the opportunity to spend time in the new facility and learn about how our machines are made,” says DMG MORI USA President Mark Mohr. “While our annual spring event, Innovation Days, will continue to show our customers what’s new and innovative, Manufacturing Days Davis’ focus is more on seeing behind the curtain and learning how our machines are developed—and how we continue to improve the applications.”
Highlights of the event included personal tours of DMG MORI Manufacturing—seeing current production of horizontal and vertical machining centers for North America; Dr. Masahiko Mori, president, giving an outlook on the future of manufacturing as well as the ongoing collaborations from two companies becoming one; Dr. Greg Hyatt, chief technology officer, introducing a paradigm shift in additive manufacturing; Carl Bass, president and CEO of Autodesk, speaking on innovation, and specifically what makes a company truly innovative and what areas of manufacturing can change the way things are made; and additional seminars on MTConnect, sustainability and a panel of peers discussing successes and failures on implementing new technology.