St. Paul, MN (December 31, 2021)— For 60 years, S&H Machine has embraced a lean manufacturing process which reduces lead times, while consistently achieving on-time delivery ratings that are among the best in the industry. S&H helps customers increase profitability by reducing the cost of quality and by providing reliable solutions to their complex machining and sub-assembly requirements.

S&H Machine utilizes the Matsuura MAM72-35V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center to provide shorter lead times, competitive pricing, exceptional quality, and consistent on-time delivery.

“My Matsuura MAM72-35V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center’s technology provides reduced labor costs, better flow, less bottlenecks, and allows us to run much leaner,” S&H Machine President David Fisher said.

The MAM72-35V highlights production flexibility with 320 tools and 32 pallets and is capable of unattended production, twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week to meet the demands of global industries. ATC tool magazines and APC pallet systems on Matsuura 5-axis machining centers allow the machines to automatically continue production without human intervention.

S&H Machine was established in 1960 and is one of Southern California’s leading contract manufacturers.  The company serves the Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Industrial markets, while specializing in high-precision, close tolerance machined parts, sub-assembly, and testing.

Today, S&H Machine’s two campuses including eight buildings comprising over 47,000 square feet of manufacturing and administrative workspace in both Burbank, California and South El Monte, California.

Fisher became familiar with Matsuura after looking into multi-pallet options for 5-Axis machining.  Brian O’Rell, President and Owner of Vanderhorst Brothers, Inc., and Fisher’s peer in Southern California Manufacturing Group (SCMG), suggested he consider the MAM72-35V.

“In 2007 we toured a friend’s facility utilizing the MAM72-35V and went out to dinner.  After dinner, he took us back to the shop.  It was completely dark, but here is this MAM humming along producing complex parts unattended.  I knew I had to have it,” said Fisher.

Matsuura’s customers often run the high-mix, low-volume components which require more engineering and set-up during the business day. Then, they change over to the unmanned production, where the pallets in the system run all night

S&H Machine had received a large contract and was in the market for a new 5-Axis vertical machining center.

“We took the opportunity to the market to find a solution at the customer’s target price.  Matsuura allowed us to win that business,” Fisher explained.

“If it had not been for my friend vouching for the machine, I would not have believed the Matsuura salesman and everything he said the Matsuura could do for us,” Fisher added.

Fisher purchased his first Matsuura MAM72-35V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center with 32 pallets and 240 tools in 2007 from Selway Machine Tool.

After Fisher attended an event at Matsuura USA’s 40,000 sq. ft. facility in St. Paul, MN, he discussed Matsuura’s expansive parts fulfillment center.

“I was impressed with the investment Matsuura has made, especially with the large selection of parts and spindles,” Fisher explained.

“With a complex machine, it is vital we get the parts we need,” he added.

Fisher recommends Matsuura often, and frequently welcomes customers into his facility to see the unattended machining value they are receiving from the MAM72-35V.

“We give tours all the time and the highlight is the Matsuura MAM72-35V 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center.  It has a lot of wow factor,” Fisher said.

Fisher has also partnered with O’Rell in the creation of Raptor Workholding Products, which specializes in dovetail workholding fixtures for Five-Axis manufacturing.

“This entire company was created around the MAM. We have designed workholding to fit Matsuura pallets and machine five sides of the part in one operation.  The very first Raptor fixture was built on the MAM,” Fisher said.

Now, the company sells to thousands, all over the world. Customers choose to do business with S&H because of their outstanding quality, reliability, adherence to Lean principles, and because they deliver the best value in highly competitive markets.

“We have had our Matsuura MAM72-35V for years and have found it to be very reliable and completely worth the investment.  We have absolutely no regrets,” Fisher concluded.

The Matsuura MAM72-35V features an array of configurations from PC2 to Full Automation and Unmanned Production and delivers maximum flexibility: Attended Operation, the machine produces high value-added and prototypes, and during overnight runs, Unattended Operation provides long series of low-cost components.

The Matsuura MAM72 Series provides versatility in the machining of very small to very large components.  Possessing 32 pallets as standard, the MAM72-35V is the solution for long periods of unmanned 5 axis simultaneous productivity.

Enhancing cost-savings and providing better positioning with a maximum of two total setups, the MAM72-35V provides pallet and productivity solutions to keep your work center efficiently producing components around the clock. The Matsuura MAM72-35V offers an array of configurations from PC2 to Full Automation and Unmanned Running.

Equipped with Direct Drive Linear Motors, high precision and accuracy are guaranteed on the MAM72-35V. The machine also assures sustained longer tool life through the dynamic thrust and acceleration of the B / C axes.

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Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.

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