MCM: a History of growth

1978

Establishment of MCM Machining Centers Manufacturing S.p.A.

1979

PROGRESS: first MCM machining center with horizontal spindle and rotary tool changer.

1982

CONNECTION: horizontal machining center with integrated 4-position multi-pallet and rotating tool magazine with tool holders arranged on 2 concentric circles.

1983

MCM starts its collaboration with Ferrari S.p.A. and large industrial manufacturing partners.

1985

First flexible manufacturing system (FMS) for Lucas Girling (UK).

1986

Establishment of MCE - Machining Centers Engineering, the IT division of MCM, dedicated to the development of the FMX supervisor and the implementation of software solutions.

1987

Establishment of the subsidiary MCM France, the first step towards an international structure.

MIRROR Tool magazine.

1988

ACTION expands the product range towards larger machining centers.

1990

AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) pallet handling cart with self-aligning system without mechanical ground reference.

1992

First 5-axis machining center with tilting table for machining PET bottle moulds.

1993

The first CLOCK HP machining center with high-speed spindle and extremely fast tool change. New state of the art to reduce production times.

1994

Automotive FMS system: 4 CLOCK 800 machining centers served by synchronised gantry robots for loading/unloading workpiece. Automatic workpiece recognition. Part-program start-up from supervisor according to workpiece-type. Automatic tool management from centralized tool magazine.

1995

Dassault Aviation chooses the MCM flexible manufacturing system consisting of four 5-axis Clock 900 Mirror machining cells.

1996

Establishment of MCM Deutschland and MCM USA.

CLOCK 600 AUTO Cyclops, robotic systems with Flexlink automation, dedicated to the automotive industry.

1997

FORERUNNER: the machining center with linear motors that provides extraordinarily rapid speed and high dynamics.

1998

The FMX supervisor becomes jFMX on a Java virtual machine (JVM) platform.

1999

With the Action machining center complete with process, the first Safran Transmission Systems was acquired for the production of transmission gearboxes for aero-engines.

2001

First 5-axis machining center with tilting head.

Jet Five with linear motor application for machining large structural parts.

2003

TANK 1300 machining center characterised by innovative structural concepts for optimising static and dynamic behaviour.

Leonardo (Aermacchi) acquires a 5-axis FMS JET FIVE with tilting table for highly dynamic and precise machining of large aluminium structural aeronautical components.

2004

Aerotech Premium (EADS) acquires FMS JET FIVE for machining titanium structural parts (main FLAP).

2005

Leonardo (Agusta Westland) commissions a 5-axis Action 2200 machining center with tilting head for complete machining of helicopter rotors.

2006

TANK becomes multitasking, able to provide all the configurations required for multitasking machining, adapting to each sector and the growing demands of the aerospace industry.

2008

MCM delivers the first TANK 1300 Multitasking machining center for turning, milling and grinding to MTU Aero Engines.

2011

Safran Landing Systems commissions an FMS consisting of a multitasking TANK 1600 with a dividing unit and a dedicated pallet changer for the machining of wheels and braking systems.

2013

Safran Aircraft Engines entrusts MCM with the construction of several FMS lines for machining LEAP engine titanium discs.

2014

RIFA Group acquires control of MCM S.p.A.

2015

MCM and Nuovo Pignone GE Oil & Gas implement an ambitious project of technological integration and synergistic automation. This plant integrates MCM machines, unconventional technologies, storage and measuring systems and robots.

2016

AIRBUS acquires an FMS consisting of six JET FIVE for machining of structural components in titanium alloys and special steels.

2018

MCM strengthens its presence on the Chinese market by acquiring important orders for AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China).

2020

Colgar Bending Machines, dedicated to bending machines joins the MCM Group.

Innovation of the CLOCK family: CLOCK 800 EVO is presented at the 32nd BIMU Milan.

Development of software services and jFRX, a predictive maintenance module.

2021

MCM presents CLOCK 1200 EVO 4-axis Multipallet at EMO Milan.

2022

MCM presents TANK 1000 EVO 5-axis with tilting head and multipallet on two levels.

The introduction of MIA MCM Intelligent Automation, brings together all of MCM's competences in terms of automation.

2023

MCM celebrates 45 years of continuous innovation.

MCM presents CLOCK 1200 EVO Multitasking MIA | MP9 at EMO Hannover.

1978

Establishment of MCM Machining Centers Manufacturing S.p.A.

1979

PROGRESS: first MCM machining center with horizontal spindle and rotary tool changer.

1982

CONNECTION: horizontal machining center with integrated 4-position multi-pallet and rotating tool magazine with tool holders arranged on 2 concentric circles.

1983

MCM starts its collaboration with Ferrari S.p.A. and and large industrial manufacturing partners.

1985

First flexible manufacturing system (FMS) for Lucas Girling (UK).

1986

MCE - Machining Centers Engineering, the IT division of MCM, dedicated to the development of the FMX supervisor and the implementation of software solutions, was established.

1987

Establishment of the subsidiary MCM France, the first step towards an international structure.

MIRROR Tool magazine.

1988

ACTION expands the product range towards larger machining centers.

1990

AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) pallet handling cart with self-aligning system without mechanical ground reference.

1992

First 5-axis machining center with tilting table for machining PET bottle moulds.

1993

The first CLOCK HP machining center with high-speed spindle and extremely fast tool change. New state of the art to reduce production times.

1994

Automotive FMS system: 4 CLOCK 800 machining centers served by synchronised gantry robots for loading/unloading workpiece. Automatic workpiece recognition. Part-program start-up from supervisor according to workpiece-type. Automatic tool management from centralised tool magazine.

1995

Dassault Aviation chooses the MCM flexible manufacturing system consisting of four 5-axis Clock 900 Mirror machining cells.

1996

Establishment of MCM Deutschland and MCM USA.

CLOCK 600 AUTO Cyclops, robotic systems with Flexlink automation, dedicated to the automotive industry.

1997

FORERUNNER: the machining center with linear motors that provides extraordinarily rapid speed and high dynamics.

1998

The FMX supervisor becomes jFMX on a Java virtual machine (JVM) platform.

1999

With the Action machining center complete with process, the first Safran Transmission Systems was acquired for the production of transmission gearboxes for aero-engines.

2001

First 5-axis machining center with tilting head.

Jet Five with linear motor application for machining large structural parts.

2003

TANK 1300 machining center characterised by innovative structural concepts for optimising static and dynamic behaviour.

Leonardo (Aermacchi) acquires a 5-axis FMS JET FIVE with tilting table for highly dynamic and precise machining of large aluminium structural aeronautical components.

2004

Aerotech Premium (EADS) acquires FMS JET FIVE for machining titanium structural parts (main FLAP).

2005

Leonardo (Agusta Westland) commissions a 5-axis Action 2200 machining center with tilting head for complete machining of helicopter rotors.

2006

TANK becomes multitasking, able to provide all the configurations required for multitasking machining, adapting to each sector and the growing demands of the aerospace industry.

2008

MCM delivers the first TANK 1300 Multitasking machining center for turning, milling and grinding to MTU Aero Engines.

2011

Safran Landing Systems commissions an FMS consisting of a multitasking TANK 1600 with a dividing unit and a dedicated pallet changer for the machining of wheels and braking systems.

2013

Safran Aircraft Engines entrusts MCM with the construction of several FMS lines for machining LEAP engine titanium discs.

2014

RIFA Group acquires control of MCM S.p.A.

2015

MCM and Nuovo Pignone GE Oil & Gasimplement an ambitious project of technological integration and synergistic automation. This plant integrates MCM machines, unconventional technologies, storage and measuring systems and robots.

2016

AIRBUS acquires an FMS consisting of six JET FIVE for machining of structural components in titanium alloys and special steels.

2018

MCM strengthens its presence on the Chinese market by acquiring important orders for AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China)

2020

Colgar Bending Machines, dedicated to bending machines joins the MCM Group.

Innovation of the CLOCK family: CLOCK 800 EVO is presented at the 32nd BIMU Milan.

Development of software services and jFRX, a predictive maintenance module.

2021

MCM presents CLOCK 1200 EVO 4-axis Multipallet at EMO Milan.

2022

MCM presents TANK 1000 EVO 5-axis with tilting head and multipallet on two levels.

The introduction of MIA MCM Intelligent Automation, brings together all of MCM's competences in terms of automation.

2023

MCM celebrates 45 years of continuous innovation.

MCM presents CLOCK 1200 EVO Multitasking MIA | MP9 at EMO Hannover.