Hanwha Corporation Showcases Korea's No. 1 CNC Lathe at World's Largest Machine Tool Expo

Hanwha Corporation’s booth at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 (IMTS) in Chicago, U.S. (left),
Hanwha Corporation's XD Series automatic lathes (right)

[September 17, 2016] Hanwha Corporation showcased six products including two new automatic lathes in the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 (IMTS), one of the world's largest machine tool exhibitions, from September 12th to 17th in Chicago, U.S., and.

Over two thousand companies from more than 100 countries around the world participated in IMTS 2016. Hanwha Corporation used the exhibition as a platform for attracting leading dealers in the Americas and Europe. Hanwha also took advantage of the exhibition as an opportunity to promote it's core products to potential customers visiting the show.

The six automatic lathes exhibited at the show included the XD Series (XD12III-H, XD42N, XD38II-H) and the turret-type STL38H. The XD42N is Hanwha's first automatic lathe to display at an international exhibition. It has an upgraded design ideal for heavy cutting while ensuring high levels of rigidity. The lathe was previously on display at the 17th Seoul International Manufacturing Technology Show (SIMTOS 2016) held in April.

The XD12III-H is a new model improving on the features of its predesscor, the XD12II-H. Both models, however, demonstrate Hanwha's leading technological prowess in the large and compact automatic lathe markets.

Hanwha Corporation launched its machine tools division in 1977, and developed Korea's first automatic lathe in 1983. The company's continuous R&D has allowed it to maintain a strong lead in Korea's CNC automatic lathe market, and the company plans to begin actively expanding into overseas markets.

Machine tools are machines for manufacturing mechanical components; they are often called "machines that make machines;" machine tools form the basic foundation of the machine industry.

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) automatic lathes are designed for mass production. CNC lathes are system machining tools that are driven by computerized control. CNCs are indispensable "one-stop" tools used from fabricating materials to final production across numerous industries including automobiles, electric and electronics, medical equipment, and mobile devices.

Automatic lathes XD Series includes XD12III-H, XD42N, XD38II-H
∙ XD12III-H: 12-guage model, XD Series
∙ XD42N: 42-guage model, XD Series

Turret type is a type of automatic lathe that resembles the turret of a tank that rotates to machine the product, allowing the lathe to perform a wide range of operations to suit various material types.

Hanwha Corporation

Hanwha Corporation was founded in 1952 as Korea Explosives Company, quickly becoming the leader in the explosives industry of South Korea. It has since grown into a global manufacturing and trading company operating in four business areas—explosives, defense, trading, and machinery.

In 1959, Hanwha was the first domestic manufacturer of dynamite in South Korea. After having successfully developed safer, high-quality industrial explosives and fire process products, we have been able to supply the South Korean government with the crucial means to rebuild its cities and infrastructure.

For more information, visit: www.hanwhacorp.co.kr/eng

Hanwha Group

Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea and a “FORTUNE Global 500” company. Hanwha Group has 61 domestic affiliates and 325 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With more than 65 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.

For more information, visit: www.hanwha.com

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