Digital innovation sets new standard in machine tool efficiency – Today’s Medical Developments

Digital innovation sets new standard in machine tool efficiency - Today's Medical Developments

Siemens AG and DMG MORI, global leaders in automation and precision machine tools, are offering an industry-defining digital twin for machine tool processing on the Siemens Xcelerator Marketplace. Based on the Digital Native CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) Sinumerik One, this offering encompasses a digital twin of the control system, the machine tool and the workpiece, enabling breakthrough improvements in sustainability, flexibility and time-to-market. CNC SINUMERIK ONE is the leading-edge control system responsible for machining with machine tools.

DMG MORI is the first partner from the machine tool industry to join the Siemens Xcelerator Marketplace,” says Roland Busch, president and chief executive officer of Siemens AG. “Together, we’re shaping the future of an open ecosystem that seamlessly links domain expertise with cutting-edge technology. Siemens combines the real and digital worlds to enhance efficiency. This collaboration exemplifies our dedication to competitiveness, sustainability and the industrial metaverse.”

“Digital Transformation (DX) will have a significant impact on the manufacturing process chain in the future. With the end-to-end interaction of intelligent machine tools and digital products and services, DMG MORI is creating unique data transparency across the entire shop floor for our customers as part of our Machining Transformation (MX),” says Dr. Masahiko Mori, president of DMG MORI. “For us, the DMG MORI Digital Twin is a significant part of the Digital Transformation process. The Digital Transformation will even be accelerated by the recent and successful partnership with Siemens Xcelerator.”

The DMG MORI Digital Twin allows up to 40% faster ramp-up times and significantly reduces energy consumption. In addition, this offering helps minimize unproductive testing on the machine by up to 75%, by shifting non-productive tasks to the virtual realm. It helps customers avoid programming errors that can lead to defects and damage on the real machine and thus makes the production 100% collision free.

The significance of this achievement lies not only in the technology itself, but also in the partnership that made it possible. Siemens and DMG MORI have brought together their unparalleled expertise and technologies into a cutting-edge solution that paves the way for a connected industrial future.

The offering combines a virtual copy of the customer specific DMG MORI machine tool with the virtual version of Siemens’ popular Sinumerik One CNC and with a virtual workpiece. This powerful combination shows how ecosystems can drive innovation and solve complex challenges.

This partnership also addresses the evolving needs of small and medium-sized businesses by offering an accessible path toward optimization. By leveraging the capabilities of digital twins, businesses can operate smoothly, effectively and with reduced energy consumption. Customers can simulate what they need before deciding on a real purchase of the machine.

“This innovation showcases Siemens Xcelerator’s core values of open collaboration and seamless integration,” Busch says. “It not only transforms the manufacturing landscape, but also makes a digital twin of an entire process accessible for small and medium-sized businesses embarking on their own digital transformation.”

The German machine-building industry plays a pivotal role in global economic development. Its success shows the dynamism and prowess of the German economy, which is driving progress and technical innovation. Over 60% of the sector’s production output is exported.

As companies begin to lay the foundations for the industrial metaverse, the collaboration between Siemens and DMG MORI signifies a turning point. The digital twin is more than just a technological advancement. It’s a testament to the power of partnership, innovation, and the shared vision of creating a connected future.