Doosan’s Korea show reveals what’s in store

Doosan Infracore’s tenth DIMF Show (Doosan International Machine Tool Fair) held in Busan, South Korea from 13 – 15 May 2015 proved to be the biggest and best yet with 5 700 Doosan dealers, distributors, academics and Doosan officials, and over 800 international visitors attending the event.

Of the 83 machines shown, 17 were new, and those included 5-axis machining centres, large-capacity lathes, horizontals and horizontal boring machines and multi-axis mill-turns, among others.

Although DIMF took place at Doosan’s South Korean Namsan and Sungju facilities, the event is far from being parochial, as many of the new and upgraded machines and technologies will be available to manufacturers across the world via Doosan’s subsidiaries and its global network of distributors and dealers.

The DHF 8000 is a new large-capacity horizontal machining centre with simultaneous 5-axis machining capability. The Fanuc-controlled machine features a ‘nodding-head’ spindle (+60/-100 degrees), rotary table and 6 000 rpm spindle. The machine is supplied with an automatic pallet changer, and high-capacity tool changer for increased productivity.

There were three new models of the SMX series of mill-turn machines. The 10″ chuck size SMX 2600 and the SMX 2600S (with a sub-spindle) and the SMX 3100S – a 12″ chuck machine with a sub-spindle.


The Siemens 828D control, featuring ShopMill conversational programming software, is now available on the 3-axis DNM Mark II vertical machining centres.

Another popular 5-axis machine was the VCF 850 5AX, a new vertical moving-column 5-axis machine featuring a 3-metre long machining area (a top-mounted or embedded table), swivel-head spindle and centre partition for increased flexibility.

New additions and upgrades to Doosan’s Lynx range of lathes included the introduction of a 6″ chuck Lynx 220 with Y-axis and sub-spindle, which now features a bigger capacity 16-station turret. This lathe is also available with the Siemens 828D control.

A new large ram-type vertical lathe was launched at DIMF. The VTR 1216M, designed to machine rings and valve parts etc., has a large 1250mm table, a 1600mm maximum turning diameter and impressive 1200mm Z-axis stroke, -700/+1580mm X-axis stroke and 800mm W-axis stroke.

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