HIGH SPEED / HIGH PRECISION MACHINING ON DISPLAY (Featured in Manufacturing News, June 2017)

St. Paul, MN (June 12, 2017) — Matsuura Machinery USA Inc. recently held its Spring Open House at its 40,000 sq. ft. headquarters in St. Paul, MN. The facility includes the showroom containing Matsuura high speed /high precision CNC machine tools and technical demonstration areas, conference and training rooms and the substantial accessories and recently expanded spare parts storage areas.

The theme of the Open House was “Learn How to Optimize the Output of Your 5-axis Machining Center.” In addition to the live demonstrations of the company’s machine tools, the Open House featured machine tool accessory vendors, technology seminars and applications and service experts, providing applications engineering solutions for manufacturing challenges.

The following machines were on display:

  • MX-330 5-axis VMC equipped with 90 tools and a 10 station pallet changer, making its U.S. debut
  • CUBLEX-35 5-axis multitasking machining center with turning and grinding capability
  • H.Plus-630 horizontal high performance machining center
  • LX-160 Linear Motor Machine with 46,000 RPM spindle, 338 tools and 42 pallets
  • MAM72-35V 5-axis VMC with 320 tools and 32 pallets
  • MAM72-100H 5-axis HMC with a 50 taper spindle and a 2 pallet changer
  • MX-520 5-axis VMC with Matsuura’s unique flat table
  • V.Plus-550 compact VMC
  • VX-1500 with 60” of X and 27.5” of Y travel VMC.

Educational Seminars at the Event:

The presentations informed attendees on how to optimize the output of their 5-axis machining center and provided new technologies that will improve productivity, along with topics focused on 5-axis machining solutions and advancements in CNC capabilities.

CAMplete – How can CAMplete products help you optimize the output of your 5-Axis machining center? CAMplete’s post-processing and machine simulation solutions help Matsuura users get the most out of their 5-Axis machines by providing everything needed to generate proven edit-free G-Code, analyze, modify and simulate real tool motion in an integrated 3D environment. CAMplete TruePath, an integrated Suite of Post-Processing and Verification software tools dedicated to Matsuura 3, 4 and 5 axis machines, saves time and money by bridging the gap between all CAM systems and Matsuura machine tools. CAMplete representatives discussed how CAMplete IPS (Intelligent Protection System) can provide real-time crash avoidance and virtual protection of Matsuura machines.

Mastercam – How can Mastercam products help you optimize the output of your 5-Axis machining center? Mastercam’s CAM Software program delivers powerful multiaxis functionality including an easy interface that helps users cut parts quickly while guaranteeing your Matsuura machine runs efficiently. Mastercam is versatile, powerful and easy to use, with mid-range pricing making it an affordable option for your Matsuura machine. Mastercam Representatives discussed automated collision detection and how a safety zone ensures all transition moves are safe and efficient.

Solutions, Inc./GibbsCAM products help you optimize the output of your 5-Axis machining center? Midwest CAM Solutions provides GibbsCAM Software and demonstrated of key benefits derived from using GibbsCAM on 5-Axis Matsuura machines. GibbsCAM is a powerful, easy to use CAM software for CNC machine programming that provides seamless integration with any CAD package.

PQI – How can PQI products help you optimize the output of your 5-Axis machining center? PQI can assist in extending the intelligence of your Matsuura 5-Axis machine with probes and sensors from Renishaw: spindle probes for part inspection along with laser and contact systems for tool setting, tool inspection and tool breakage. PQI focused on what advantages probing and lasers bring to 5-axis machining and overview the practical uses for machine tool probes including: machine tool verification and compensation; fixture setting; and tool setting in preproduction, as well as work offsetting, in process part inspection and tool breakage detection in production.

Open Mind/HyperMill – How can Open Mind/HyperMill products help you optimize the output of your 5-Axis machining center? Open Mind/ Hyper-Mill’s new innovative 5-axis machining strategies for your Matsuura 5-axis machine will help maximize your ROI and protect your Machining investment. Open Mind/HyperMill’s presentation is: “Innovation in 5-axis Machining.” The presentation focused on three new CAM strategies: 5-axis Tangent Machining; 5-axis Optimized Rest Roughing; and 5-axis Toolpath Linking. 

BIG Kaiser – How can BIG Kaiser products help you optimize the output of your 5-axis machining center? BIG Kaiser’s tooling products are engineered to exacting standards and then manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance on your 5-axis machine.  BIG Kaiser will assist Matsuura 5-axis users by delivering accurate and efficient tooling and helping customer install truly efficient solutions.

“Bob’s Machine Shop” – (Matsuura Machinery USA Inc. Presentation by David Hudson, VP Sales & Marketing). Hudson explained how a machine shop with typical growing pains benefits from Matsuura 5-Axis Solutions utilizing automation and unmanned machining.

Matsuura Machinery USA, located in St. Paul, MN is the importer of Matsuura machining centers in the United States. Matsuura delivers unmatched excellence in high speed and high precision CNC machine tools. The company’s unmanned, high accuracy machining equipment, including multi-pallet and multi-tasking machine tools provide manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe.

The company’s 40,000 sq. ft. facility includes a large showroom and demonstration area, conference and training rooms, machine storage areas, accessories and spare parts, as well as administrative, service, and engineering application support.

Matsuura Machinery USA professionally markets and supports Matsuura equipment users through local distributors. Since 1935, Matsuura has been a leader in developing and manufacturing innovative machining equipment to ensure that manufacturing professionals always have the tools they need to create high quality parts. As the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan, Matsuura USA provides the premium service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.

For more information on Matsuura products, contact: [email protected] or MatsuuraUSA.com.