St. Paul, MN (June 20, 2019) — Now a second-generation shop, Kinsler Fuel Injection has been servicing the motorsports industry for over 50 years. From NASCAR to boats to sand drags, and everything in between, Kinsler has been involved in every aspect of motorsports. Although the company still serves the motorsport industry, recently they have expanded into other aspects of advanced manufacturing as well. One purchase they made to facilitate this move, and better serve their motorsports customers was the addition of a Matsuura MX-520 5-Axis Machine and CAMplete TruePath.
With high-precision, performance, speed, accuracy and reliability, the MX-520 provides a simple, effortless and cost-effective transition for 3-Axis users making the transition to full 5-Axis operation.
The MX-520 has a compact footprint and outstanding ergonomic design, allowing rapid set-up and processing of complex parts.
The Matsuura MX-520 guarantees high rigidity, as well as, a generous machining envelope with excellent operability. The MX-520 also offers an assortment of configurations, which are ideal for all applications, all industries and all materials.
The Matsuura MX-520 is designed with a RAM type structure, which offers a compact and highly-rigid machining platform. The machine guarantees high rigidity, as well as, a generous machining envelope with excellent operability. The MX-520 also offers an assortment of configurations, which are ideal for all applications, all industries and all materials.
The headstock and trunnion on the MX-520 have been configured to minimize collision while maximizing tool access and reach. The MX-520 is offered with two table sizes: 11.81 in. and 19.68 in. (option). Loading capacity is 440 lb.
When purchasing the Matsuura, company President Jim Kinsler was originally opposed to the idea of CAMplete TruePath. In his eyes it was another software to learn and another step added to the process. However, as time went on, Jim eventually learned that the TruePath didn’t slow down production, but instead has helped Kinsler Fuel Injection save time and inevitably, money.
With TruePath, Kinsler will run the simulation, and once it gets to a certain point, begin to run it through the machine. Jim noted, “Because TruePath is so much faster than the machine, I can start the part knowing that if a collision is going to happen on the machine, TruePath will catch it before it does.” Later adding, “TruePath helps us increase productivity by letting the machine run. The time that we would spend at the machine can instead be spent improving the program, increasing the quality of our parts as well.”
Collision checking is what Jim relies on the most when it comes to TruePath. The solid model provided by Matsuura is a huge feature for him as it ensures that “everything matches.” TruePath gives Jim the confidence to “run the machine without having to babysit it.” Also adding, “I feel confident enough with TruePath that I can grab a coffee with the machine running at 100 percent feed rate.”
When asked about the impact that TruePath has had at Kinsler, Jim noted that “Without TruePath we would have certainly have had horrendous crashes, we haven’t had any collisions in over 3000 hours of run time.”
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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. For more information on Matsuura products, contact: [email protected] or visit: www.matsuurausa.com.