MTD-CNC’s Tony Gunn discusses Matsuura’s hybrid technology, which is already a proven solution for moldmakers. In most cases, the proper implementation of the hybrid technology in a mold component will minimize post-processing operations like EDM and polishing.
Molds made in this way can be finished with much greater precision than by using other methods and cooling channels within a die or mold can be arranged in an optimal way, greatly improving the cooling effect of the mold component and improving productivity. Also, the objects produced are strong enough for use as finished products, not just interim molds.
The Matsuura LUMEX was the first machine to combine the two jobs of forming and milling in a single unit. As a result, design and processing times that previously took two weeks to one month can be shortened by a third and costs can be reduced by up to half.
Meet with Matsuura LUMEX Engineers at IMTS 2022.
The Matsuura LUMEX Team will be available to discuss Matsuura’s Metal Additive Manufacturing Service Bureau and their production of 3D Metal printed and machined parts. 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.