We at Matsuura Machinery USA were honored to host Mr. Katsutoshi Matsuura at our headquarters in St. Paul, MN last week. Katsu, as he prefers to be called, met with and toured the facilities of two Matsuura customers.
Katsu continues Matsuura’s longstanding tradition of creating lifelong partnerships with customers and assisting each one in discovering the best solution for their manufacturing processes. Katsu has a passion for, and is dedicated to, our customers’ successes. He shares the same values as many Matsuura customers of hard work, determination and creativity, while at the same time he enjoys getting to know customers as individuals.
We at Matsuura Machinery USA and our extensive distributor network share Katsu’s passion and dedication to Matsuura customers. We celebrate our growth over the past three years, and look to the future. We are thankful to our customers for their dedication to Matsuura and to our distributor partners who help us make our goals possible.
We hope you are familiar with Matsuura’s history of being at the forefront of innovative design, development and manufacture of high quality machining centers for over 80 years.
In tune with the spirit of innovation of our founder, Matsuura today produces a wide range of exceptional high speed machining centers covering all industry sectors including: horizontals and verticals in all sizes, configured with 3 to 5 axis, single table, multi pallet systems, tool changers and our superb range of ultra-high speed linear motor machines.
Matsuura’s global customer base demands high speed, high accuracy and reliability from our products with technical, applications and service support that is second to none. Our dedication and commitment to the research and development of unique products incorporating the latest emerging technologies is the reason why we maintain our status as a technology leader. (https://youtu.be/fDuWqHYhmTo)
Matsuura’s Spirit of Innovation and Technological Excellence began in 1935, when the late Toshio Matsuura founded Matsuura Machinery. From 1957-1973, Matsuura developed the FMC-60B, their first milling machine, the AS-60, a vertical controlled machine and Matsuura’s first numerically controlled vertical, the XT-40.
From 1974-1982, Matsuura launched the world’s first VMC, the MC-750V. Afterwards, Matsuura introduced the MC-1000VDC, a twin spindle vertical solidifying Matsuura’s Global reputation as the pioneer of the Vertical Machining Center.
Matsuura made entry into the Horizontal Machining Market in 1983 when Matsuura introduced the MC-600H. This machine set accuracy, reliability and performance standards and offered productivity solutions and multi-pallet systems.
In 1986, Matsuura came to be recognized as synonymous with excellence in high speed machining. Matsuura developed reliable, high speed spindles, recognizing substantial reductions in cycle times, higher accuracy and superior component surface finish. Matsuura introduced the MC-800V DC EX4, and then the ultra-high speed Matsuura FX Series.
In 1995, Matsuura introduced the MAM72 Series, offering unparalleled levels of productivity, versatility and accuracy and the ability to machine a component in one set-up while dramatically reducing customer cycle times. (https://youtu.be/rag8r3Oheec)
Matsuura launched of the LX-1 in 1998, which was Matsuura’s first linear motor machine, providing fast speeds with high acceleration and deceleration while virtually eliminating backlash caused by motors and ball screws when reversing direction.
In 2001, Matsuura launched the H.Plus Series, offering high speed and accuracy, plus reliability and cost-effectiveness (https://youtu.be/csY1LVhM1ZI)
In 2002, Matsuura introduced the V.Plus-800 and the R.Plus-800, achieving previously unattainable levels of productivity versus cost performance.
In 2003 and 2004, Matsuura made advances in the 5-Axis MAM72 Series. Matsuura introduced the LX-0 5AX, a 5-axis machine offering high-speed “one hit” machining, the MAM72-63V, for large, tolerance components and the MAM72-25V, a compact, cost-effective 5-axis machine. (https://youtu.be/P8AXt9Jm1AU)
In 2005, Matsuura introduced the H.Plus-500, a twin pallet horizontal with a BT50 Spindle. Matsuura also unveiled the CUBLEX-25, capable of Mill/Turn/Grind in a simultaneous 5-axis format and the 10 Pallet MAM72-25V PC10.
Matsuura presented the all new H.Plus-300 in 2007, the new incarnation from the horizontal series offers faster rapids, a larger working envelope and many productivity enhancing options. (https://youtu.be/csY1LVhM1ZI)
Matsuura introduced the CUBLEX-63 in 2009, an advanced model for large-size parts. (https://youtu.be/uFGbbkiZo0U)
In 2010, Matsuura launched the MX-520, a 5-axis vertical machining center developed to provide ease of use for novice 5-axis operators. (https://youtu.be/oiiO0Uw7mWg)Matsuura also introduced the 5-axis horizontal machining center, the MAM72-100H. (https://youtu.be/7mw8z_aeKFg)
In 2011, Matsuura released four linear motor machines: the high-speed, high-accuracy LX-160, along with the LF-160, the LV-500 and the LS-160, developed for ultra-precision machining. (https://youtu.be/eynZLFWvfyw, https://youtu.be/pQk-KUQTpTk)
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. opened in St. Paul, MN in April of 2013 with a 40,000 sq. ft. facility including showroom, demonstration area, conference and training rooms, machine storage areas, accessories and spare parts, service and engineering application support. (https://youtu.be/wrEbL9F5b7E)
In 2014, Matsuura debuted the MX- 850 5-Axis VMC in response to market demand for large capacity, high quality and cost-effective single table 5-Axis machining platform.
In 2015, Matsuura Machinery revealed the two new horizontal machining centers are the H.Plus-400 and the H.Plus-500. The Matsuura H.Plus horizontal machining centers are highly productive machine tools with high speed, high rigidity and high precision. The H.Plus series delivers long periods of reliable, unmanned operation, high accuracy and exceptionally efficient production.
This summer, Matsuura will unveil another new product that once again solidify the Matsuura brand as the high-quality, high-accuracy and reliable machine tool solutions provider.