Highlights from IMTS:
Matsuura Machinery USA and Purdue University announced an innovative collaboration at IMTS to advance a new approach to integrated additive and subtractive manufacturing for multi-materials referred to as convergent manufacturing.
“Our critical partnership acknowledges a tremendous collaborative opportunity to assist North American customers with their evaluation, investigation, and analysis of Metal AM – and in particular the Matsuura LUMEX Series of Avance-25 machines,” said Tom Houle, Director, Matsuura LUMEX North America.
“Our partnership with Matsuura USA is strategic to foster innovations in Convergent Manufacturing as we converge an array of processes in one platform to enable breakthroughs in manufacturing science and engineering,” said Michael P. Sealy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering.
David Hudson, President of Matsuura USA, explained how Matsuura cultivates lifelong partnerships with customers to assist each one in discovering the best solution for their manufacturing processes.
Matsuura showcased Hydraulic Manifolds produced on the MX-520 PC4 by KCS Advanced Machining Services (KCS) at IMTS 2022. Component complexity demanded a high level of multi-axis machining skill and exacting precision was critical. Demanding tolerance requirements had to be maintained in each component for the inter-connected system to function to its highest potential. KCS’s challenge to meet these demanding tolerances was further complicated by a seriously compressed timeline.
“In the end it came down to running our then-new MX-520 continuously for 147 hours to meet the critical customer need,” said KCS founder and president, Kyle Szczypienski. “The MX-520 came through and the parts were flawless, and we could not have met the deadline without that capability.”
Matsuura also displayed a turbopump nozzle machined by Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) on their Matsuura MX-330 PC10 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center.
“The 718 Inconel part was machined on the MX-330 PC10, which allows companies to schedule high-mix/low-volume parts with moderate to longer lead-times and exploit the automatic pallet changer with limited employee involvement,” said Billy Bogue, Matsuura’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “It is configured with ten pallets and 90 tools and allows for companies to have 5-axis Matsuura automation within the reach of all budgets.”
ALSO AT IMTS:
Matsuura showcased another model in the MAM72 Series, the MAM72-70V PC2 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center. Hear from Tyler Bonde, Matsuura’s Eastern Regional Product Manager, as he explains the benefits of the MAM72 Series.
Matsuura featured the H.Plus-300 PC15 Horizontal Machining Center. This highly productive machine tool with high speed, rigidity, precision, reliability, and low cost of ownership is equipped with 15 pallets and up to 530 tools. The H.Plus-300 PC15 provides maximized and optimized unmanned production and sustained spindle and machine utilization rates of more than 90%. Learn more.
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