St. Paul, MN (March 19, 2019) — Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. announces the selection of Shannon Collett as the company’s Matsuura LUMEX Administrator.

“With the surge in demand for Matsuura’s LUMEX Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Technology, we continue add to our knowledgeable and educated team of professionals. Shannon has extensive experience in Inventory Control, Accounting, Finance and Customer Relations areas. Her proficiency will help us more efficiently manage our Additive Manufacturing Center Operations, maintain accurate accounting of our material usage and manage our inventory of Consumable Tooling,” said Tom Houle, Director, Matsuura LUMEX, NA, Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.

Collett graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

The Matsuura LUMEX Series combines selective laser sintering (SLS) along with high speed milling (HSM) commonly called Hybrid AM. The series, manufactured for more than ten years, is now offered in North America with sales and technical support provided by Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.

Matsuura’s unique combination of technology platforms 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.

“Additive Manufacturing is being described as the manufacturing platform of the future. Specifically, the Hybrid version of Metal AM is the newest innovation and provides some direct benefit that customers can see clearly.  For Matsuura, because we are built on a machine tool platform – casting, boxed ways, etc. customers are seeing how they can benefit from this rigid robust system on a manufacturing floor and not simply in an experimental lab. 

This is contributing to the movement of AM from an experimental based technology housed in a controlled laboratory environment and only accessible to the scientists to one where AM is an integral component of any machining line or supplier.  This change is driving AM and Hybrid AM technology excitement,” Houle explained.

See the Matsuura LUMEX Series at these upcoming events:

Matsuura USA IMAGINE.CREATE.INNOVATE. Open House, April 23-24 in St. Paul, MN

RAPID + TCT 2019, May 21-23, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan

AMERIMOLD, June 12-13, 2019 in Rosemont, IL

CMTS, September 30 – October 3 in Ontario, Canada

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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