Michael Sealy, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering for the University of Nebraska, is using cutting-edge 3D printers, including the Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25, to build implants that can slowly dissolve in the body, which would negate the need for follow-up surgeries to remove such implants.
Matsuura, the North American experts in Metal 3D Printing and High-speed Milling, is now offering quick-turn prototyping producing a wide range of parts, including unique functional prototypes and low to mid-volume production runs.
“Due to unprecedented customer interest and demand, Matsuura’s Metal Additive Manufacturing Service Bureau is now providing the production of 3D Metal printed and machined parts,” said Tom Houle, Director, LUMEX, NA.
With Matsuura’s Metal 3D Printing, the production of high-volume mold components with conformal cooling and integrated porous venting will minimize the need for traditional EDM processes and provide significant savings to the production of molded plastic components. Customers can lower their capital equipment investments for tooling and molding machines while reducing mold cavitation requirements and accelerating Return on Investment (ROI).
“Products and shapes previously impossible to manufacture (including: ultra-deep ribs, 3D mesh, hollows, free-form surfaces, and porous structures) can now be produced using the LUMEX Technology,” Houle added.
Matsuura USA established a state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing Center to promote the use of metal 3D printed parts as a solution to continuing supply chain challenges and delays.
“The LUMEX team in our Additive Manufacturing Center, along with our collaboration with the Customer Solutions team and machine designers in Japan and Germany, will help customers quickly realize the benefits of additive manufacturing,” Houle said.
“Our team’s insight into the process and the technology, will assist in modification of your traditional designs into suitable 3D Metal Printing,” Houle explained.
Matsuura’s LUMEX Avance-25 and Avance-60 machines minimize mold assembly; create superior mold performance; reduce lead time; and performs high-precision machining without EDM. With Matsuura, building mold components with conformal cooling and porous venting will provide significant savings to the production of molded plastic components.
“Matsuura is committed to advancing the technology with manufacturing companies throughout the US and Canada. With almost two decades of experience, we possess first-hand knowledge of the machine’s operation and will deliver the best opportunity for our customers to achieve success in Metal 3D Printing,” Houle said.
Matsuura customers are seeing the value that comes with implementing additive manufacturing technology. With multiple customer case studies, all showing 25% to 45% reductions in cycle time reductions, the Matsuura LUMEX Technology is transformative in the industry.
“Metal 3D Printing can benefit Tooling, Injection Molding, CNC Machining, and Die Casting processes and operations. We will work with you throughout the entire 3D Printing process, including through the design to enable our customer’s to fully realize the benefits throughout the life of their products,” Houle concluded.
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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