CUBLEX-35 Delivers Milling, Turning & Grinding in Silicon Valley

RSJ Machining, located in San Jose, has delivered precision machining for the semiconductor manufacturing, medical equipment, and fiber optic industries since 1982. Complex specs and short lead times are the way of life in Silicon Valley, so to meet these tight deadlines and the requirement for precision quality, RSJ Machining invested in the Matsuura CUBLEX-35 5-Axis Multitasking machine tool.

The CUBLEX-35 offers the ultimate level of process integration from milling, turning, and grinding on one machine. The CUBLEX series enables high precision machining in unmanned operation, while providing cost reduction and one-chucking operation, eliminating errors from multiple setups.

Rigidity & Accuracy

“I chose Matsuura for the rigidity and the accuracy, we really wanted to be able to turn and mill on the same machine since many of the parts we make need that accuracy,” said Richard Jones, President of RSJ Machining.

Confidence in Matsuura

RSJ Machining has ‘great confidence’ in their Matsuura machines, and has purchased four Matsuuras in less than three years.

“We run our Matsuuras 24 hours a day, sometimes all week long, and we are very confident the parts will come out right,” Jones explained.

Based on the platform of the MAM72-35V, the CUBLEX-35 performs simultaneous 5-axis machining, turning, and grinding on one machine – the ultimate in process integration.

Solving the Labor Shortage

“I really wanted to be able to run overnight since you know it is true, we’re having a shortage of good help, but now you can have your good people run two or three of these machines and pay them a lot more,” Jones added. “We get them trained and they’re happier than ever, we need less people, and we make more parts.”

The Matsuura CUBLEX Technology provides the capability of running multiple complex parts simultaneously, minimal set-up time, and maximized unattended machining.

“To be able to put the milling, turning, and grinding incorporated in one machine really does make a lot of difference,” Jones explained.

Accuracy, Speed & Flexibility

“The reduction in operations obviously builds in accuracy and add the fact that you can let it run overnight, this built in a better delivery schedule,” Jones explained.

The accuracy, speed, and flexibility of the CUBLEX Series provides advanced, high precision multi-tasking for sustained unmanned production and is unparalleled in the machine-tool market.

“The Matsuura really did open our eyes to be able to automate a lot of the parts that we were making and reduce setups, where before it would take four or five operations, and now it’s one or two,” Jones said.

Lights-Out Machining

Through lights-out operation, RSJ Machining increased production capacity and enabled process integration, while maintaining their commitment to customer service and excellence in quality.

The CUBLEX-35 delivers extended unmanned running with single chucking operation while supporting irregular-shaped, rectangular, and thin workpieces.

Local Distributor Selway Machine Tool

“Selway has always been very good to me, and very helpful with other machines before I bought the Matsuuras,” Jones said. “The team at Selway is always respectful, always trying to go the extra step, and really prioritize to make sure my machines are running.”

Selway Machine Tool is the exclusive distributor of Matsuura products on the West Coast, offering a wide variety of manufacturing solutions including: machine tools, accessories, automation, service and application support.

“During my experience with Selway, I learned about the Matsuuras, and Selway is one of the reasons why I ended up going with the Matsuura,” Jones concluded.

Selway Machine Tool was founded in 1963 by Roy Selway. The company began representing Matsuura products in 1978.  Many of the Matsuura 5-axis machining centers sold by Selway Machine Tool are producing parts for the Aerospace, Medical and Semi-conductor industries. The company continues to expand its operations, functioning in the same performance driven environments as its customers, focusing on providing value added products and services.

Selway Machine Tool sold the first Matsuura Horizontal with Multi-pallet System in the U.S., and has installed thousands of Matsuura Machining Centers on the West Coast.

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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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