(1) Virtual Machine Tool: Through the development of electromechanical integration, hardware and software integrated simulation technology, to achieve improved machine design and performance.
(2) Green machine tools: Emphasis on energy conservation and emission reduction, and strive to minimize the environmental load of the production system.
(3) Intelligent machine tools: Improve the intelligence, reliability, machining accuracy and comprehensive performance of production systems.
(4) e-machine tools: to increase the independence of the production system and the interaction with users and managers, so that the machine tool is not only a processing equipment, but a node in the enterprise management network.
Among them, the green machine tool will become a research hotspot. Machine tools that convert blanks into parts not only consume energy during use, but also produce solid, liquid, and gaseous waste, causing direct or indirect contamination of the work environment and the natural environment. According to this, the green machine tool should have the following characteristics: the main parts of the machine tool are made of recycled materials; the weight and volume of the machine tool are reduced by more than 50%; and the power consumption is reduced by 30% to 40% by means of mitigating the moving quality and reducing the idle running power; The use of various waste generated during the process to reduce by 50% to 60%, to ensure that there is no pollution of the working environment; scrapped machine tool material 100% recyclable. According to statistics, the power used to remove metal during the use of the machine tool only accounts for about 25%, and all kinds of losses and auxiliary functions account for most of it. The first measure to green machine tools is to build eco-efficient machines by significantly reducing machine weight and driving power. Green Machine Tool proposes a completely new concept that significantly reduces weight and strives to save material while reducing energy consumption.