The new Doosan FM 200/5AX Linear is no stranger to winning domestic and international awards.

In 2014 the machine won the South Korean Good Design Award for its user-friendliness, its ergonomic design and aesthetic quality, and followed this up in 2015 when it first collected a prestigious international RED DOT Product Design Award and, in October 2015, was selected as one of Korea’s top-10 mechanical technologies in by the Korean Federation of Mechanical Technology Societies.

Now, in November 2015, the machine has scooped another gong – the 2015 IR52 Jang Young-Shil Award which recognises the achievements of a number of Doosan research engineers involved in designing and developing the FM 200/5AX Linear. The Doosan staff recognised are:

  • Kwangil Jung, Research Engineer (Doosan Advanced Development Team);
  • Hyunpyo Ha, Chief Research Engineer (Doosan Advanced Development Team);
  • Beopmin Kim, Manager of Sales  – Daegu (Doosan Machine Tools).

The letters IR stand for ‘Industrial Research’ and it is the second time that Doosan Machine Tools has won the award.

The award-winning FM 200 5AX Linear
The award-winning FM 200 5AX Linear

The FM 200/5AX Linear is a high-speed vertical 5-axis machine (40,000rpm spindle) with ultra-fast linear and rotary axis movements which, Doosan states, are 120% and 200% respectively quicker than an equivalent machine manufactured by a leading European machine tool builder. The machine is equipped  with linear drives for fast acceleration/deceleration, and has a thermally-stable and robust and rigid design and build for increased accuracies.

The machine is aimed at a number of  high-precision, complex part manufacturing sectors – automotive, aerospace etc.

Says Kevin Gilbert. managing director, Mills CNC:

“Doosan 5-axis machines go from strength to strength. The best-selling VC 630 5AX and DNM 200/5AX and DNM 350 5AX machines have now been joined by a high-speed 5-axis machine…and the awards and recognition that all Doosan machines receive, from all over the world, shows no sign of abating.”

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