Matsuura USA President, Billy Bogue, Explains the Importance of Automation

According to Matsuura USA President, Billy Bogue, it’s no longer just about 5-Axis, it’s about 5-Axis with automation.

Watch as Bogue discusses the industry’s move to 5-axis automation in an interview with Tony Gunn of MTD-CNC Global. Matsuura has the perfect portfolio to support this shift to lights-out manufacturing.

According to Bogue, with all 5-axis machines there are inherent reasons to support the ROI for 5-axis machining decision:

  • *Improved efficiencies through set up reduction.
  • *Decreased overall part production via part feature accessibility in one operation.
  • *Better part quality and improved accuracies translates to less scrap or waste.
  • *Increased overall shop capabilities for existing and future work creates inherent productivity gains.
  • *Overall reduction in work holding investment. 5-axis vises and alike are much less expensive than comparable custom machining work holding found on 3-axis and 4-axis VMC and HMC.

“Each time the machine spindle stops to change a part, or a setup, is an opportunity for lost revenue for any shop owner,” Bogue explained.

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated many businesses, but Matsuura is busy — demand has skyrocketed for 5-axis unmanned automation solutions that allow manufacturers the ability to respond swiftly to customers’ needs and run unmanned in the evening and on weekends.

Few machine tool builders have perfected this level of automation and the organizations incorporating the technology have tremendous competitive advantages. Matsuura is an innovator in the development of high-speed machining and the manufacture of automated, unmanned high accuracy CNC machine tools builds machines from the ground up to run unattended.

These savvy Matsuura manufacturers have learned how to improve product quality, machine utilization, and reduce unplanned downtime, all of which contribute to a Future-proofed operation.

Justifying new technology is a multi-step process that requires a thorough assessment of factors at work in your manufacturing operation. Matsuura can help you learn how to understand and evaluate the benefits and payback of our latest 5-axis technology.

Matsuura Machinery’s exclusive distributor network works alongside Matsuura to define the ideal manufacturing method and automation solutions. We oversee the complete project – from concept to production, from training to after sales technical and service support.

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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