The 14th edition of the DN Solutions International Machine Tool Fair (DIMF) concluded on a high note, presenting the cutting-edge advancements in machine tool technology and setting the course for the future of machine-tool digitalization.
Held from June 5th to the 8th at BEXCO in Busan and DN Solutions’ Seongju Plant in Changwon, DIMF 2023 attracted 4,500 visitors from 55 countries, including Korea, U.S., China, India, and Turkey, marking a successful international gathering.
DIMF, organized by DN Solutions biennially since 1997, has served as a platform to introduce new machine tools and emerging technologies to customers. Over the years, more than 40,000 participants from Korea and abroad have engaged with DIMF.
This year’s exhibition featured an impressive display of 65 models, including 40 new models incorporating DN Solutions’ latest technology, such as 5-axis/multi-tasking machining, high-productivity automation, and smart manufacturing solutions. The main exhibition hall at Busan BEXCO was divided into six themes, including automation, digital transformation & CNC, smart factory & AI, ESG, and machining technology. Visitors were captivated by a diverse range of solutions, including machine tools with advanced machining capabilities, automation solutions integrated with loading and unloading devices for various applications, collaborative robots paired with machine tools, and robot solutions demonstrating cell-level automation using autonomous mobile robots.
The implementation of digital twin technology garnered significant attention, allowing visitors to witness the real-time condition of machining factories and the operation of COBOTs attached to machine tools and AMRs. DN Solutions also unveiled their technology roadmap, highlighting essential features for smart machines, such as wireless IIoT technology with BLE, wireless measuring instrument interface technology, and voice recognition technology. Additionally, the ESG zone showcased a mist-free solution for oil mist purification, reducing energy consumption and improving air quality at the individual machine-tool level.
At the Seongju Plant, DIMF’s second exhibition site, visitors explored a production infrastructure optimized for large-sized machine tool models used in industries like oil, gas, and aviation. Prominent displays included the ram-type vertical turning center designed for the aerospace parts industry, the multi-purpose bridge mill for mold machining, and a machining center employing friction stir welding technology for special applications.
Kim Wonjong, CEO of DN Solutions, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “This exhibition allowed us to showcase machine tools and solutions that incorporate our state-of-the-art machining technology. DIMF solidified our position as a provider of integrated manufacturing technology solutions, not just a machine manufacturer. We are committed to leading the new digital transformation in manufacturing and becoming the world’s top manufacturing technology company. By continuously innovating and demonstrating practical applications of these innovations to our customers, we aim to enhance their success.”