Inspiring the next generation

St. Paul, MN (January 10, 2020) — Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. offers critical workforce development programs to meet the highly unique skills needed for advanced technology development.

One of the company’s programs, the Matsuura USA Internship Program, is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. The program provides students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

For a growing number of young workers, to get experience in their career path, the key is internships. According to Forbes Magazine, scarcely 17 percent of students in 1992 said they had an internship at some point during college. In 2017, it was up to more than 62 percent.

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. invests in the next generation of talent and prioritizes employees as a fundamental investment, ensuring the company’s profitable future.

“At Matsuura USA, we believe a truly successful program will be mutually beneficial for the organization and the intern. We are helping students sharpen their skills and knowledge, but also creating brand ambassadors and building a future talent pipeline,” said a Matsuura USA Spokesperson.

Students also have a lot to contribute, as they bring a mastery of the latest digital tools and technologies as well as an age-appropriate proclivity. Teaming up with industry veterans can produce myriad benefits. Each side clearly learns from the other, whether it is collaborating on the use of a cutting-edge tool to yield faster results or applying a time-tested theory based on decades of field experience.

Together, these teams become more creative and innovative in their problem-solving to yield amazing product breakthroughs.

“Through our internship program, we explore the talent early and seek the best to join the Matsuura USA team. Our interns generate fresh ideas, gain real world experience working alongside our industry-leading team to deliver Matsuura’s unique combination of technology platforms the Matsuura LUMEX Series combining selective laser sintering (SLS) along with high speed milling (HSM),” said Tom Houle, Director, Matsuura LUMEX, NA, Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.

According to Houle, the Matsuura USA LUMEX team does not establish separate “intern projects,” but instead provides work that integrates directly with the overall team objectives.

Matsuura’s LUMEX Series is a revolutionary combination of technology platforms that enables the production of parts and component geometries in a method that has never been possible nor imagined. These unique machines manufacture highly complex integrated parts and molds in shapes and configurations that were once impossible using traditional milling methods.

The Matsuura LUMEX combines selective laser sintering (SLS) along with high speed milling (HSM) commonly called Hybrid AM. Often referred to as a “one machine, one process” system, the Matsuura LUMEX series permits production of the most complex and challenging parts through total manufacturing by digital engineering using 3-D data. The process produces highly accurate parts from metal powders that are melted and sintered using a laser while surfaces are precisely milled at high speeds. These machines possess both high-speed milling and laser sintering capability.

For more information on the Matsuura LUMEX Series, please contact: [email protected].

To learn more about Matsuura USA Internships, please contact: [email protected].

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.