May 7, 2021
Matsuura, a North American company vested in metal 3D printing and high-speed milling, offers quick-turn prototyping producing a wide range of parts, including functional prototypes and low to mid-volume production runs.
“Due to unprecedented customer interest and demand, Matsuura’s Metal Additive Manufacturing Service Bureau is now providing the production of 3D Metal printed and machined parts,” says Tom Houle, director, LUMEX, NA.
With Matsuura’s metal 3D printing, the production of high-volume mold components with conformal cooling and integrated porous venting will minimize the need for traditional electrical discharge machining processes and provide savings to the production of molded plastic components, the company says. Customers can lower their capital equipment investments for tooling and molding machines while reducing mold cavitation requirements and accelerating return on investment (ROI), Matsuura adds.
“Products and shapes previously impossible to manufacture (including: ultra-deep ribs, 3D mesh, hollows, free-form surfaces, and porous structures) can now be produced using the LUMEX Technology,” Houle adds.
Matsuura USA established an Additive Manufacturing Center to promote the use of metal 3D printed parts as a solution to continuing supply chain challenges and delays.
“The LUMEX team in our Additive Manufacturing Center, along with our collaboration with the Customer Solutions team and machine designers in Japan and Germany, will help customers quickly realize the benefits of additive manufacturing,” Houle says.
“Our team’s insight into the process and the technology, will assist in modification of your traditional designs into suitable 3D Metal Printing,” Houle explains.
Matsuura’s LUMEX Avance-25 and Avance-60 machines minimize mold assembly; create superior mold performance; reduce lead time; and performs high-precision machining without EDM. With Matsuura, building mold components with conformal cooling and porous venting will provide significant savings to the production of molded plastic components.
“Matsuura is committed to advancing the technology with manufacturing companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. With almost two decades of experience, we possess first-hand knowledge of the machine’s operation and will deliver the best opportunity for our customers to achieve success in Metal 3D Printing,” Houle says.
“Metal 3D Printing can benefit tooling, injection molding, CNC machining, and die casting processes and operations. We will work with you throughout the entire 3D printing process, including through the design to enable our customer’s to fully realize the benefits throughout the life of their products,” Houle concludes.
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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