MATSUURA USA AND YAMAZEN WILL HOST MAKING THE TRANSITION TO 5-AXIS AT THE MATSUURA EAST COAST TECHNICAL CENTER

St. Paul, MN (January 28, 2019) — Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. and Yamazen, Inc. will host a Lunch and Learn Event at the Matsuura East Coast Technical Center, located inside the Yamazen Northeast Technical Center.

The Lunch and Learn is Wednesday March 6th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at 35 Holland Drive in Newington, CT.

“As 5-axis becomes more ubiquitous, affordable and easier to use, machine shops across the world are making the investment,” said Tyler Bonde, Matsuura USA’s Northeast Product Manager.

Five-axis machining’s benefits include: eliminating part setups, simplifying fixtures, attaining better tool performance, and achieving superior feature position tolerances. Employing 5-axis can enable companies to compete for jobs that were previously beyond their capabilities or simply too costly to take on.

“Many shops are not sure how to make the transition from 3-axis to 5-axis. Offering this Lunch and Learn will help to point out the ease of implementation,” Bonde explained.

The Matsuura MX-330 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center will be featured at the event.

The MX-330, provides affordable and reliable unmanned 5-axis production. Delivering machining center versatility with a standard Matsuura-made high accuracy spindle of 15,000 RPM with 48 ft-lbs. of torque; optional 15,000 RPM with 88 ft-lbs. of torque and 20,000 RPM with 80 ft-lbs. of torque are available.

Ideal for the medical and aerospace industries and other high precision components, the MX-330 offers an easy transition from 3-Axis to 5-sided or 5-axis production. The MX-330 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center is excellent for small parts, but can handle parts up to ø13” X H11.8” and weighting up to 177 lbs.

The MX-330 is compactly built requiring floor space of only 6.1 ft. wide by 10 ft. long and ensures high-rigidity with a generous machining area and a table loading capacity of 177 lbs.

Typically less than 5% of machined parts require 5-axis simultaneous machining. However, over 60% of parts are machined on 5 sides. This requires moving the part to multiple machines or repositioning the part several times within a conventional 3-axis machine to complete all operations. Each time the operator touches the workpiece, labor is added to the cost to the part. Further part handling often precedes mistakes that produce rework.

Labor and material cost savings are not the only reason to consider a 5-axis machine. Using one 5-axis machine instead of multiple machines reduces or eliminates much of the need for costly special fixtures. Plus, using multiple machines requires redundant sets of tools. Using one 5-axis machine reduces the number of tool sets and tool extensions.

Multiple machine tools can consume a great deal of costly floor space. One 5-axis machine replacing several 3-axis machines provides space for more profitable pursuits.

Five-axis machining centers allow the part to be oriented in the most advantageous machining position. As a rule, this means cutting tool lengths can be made shorter, which in turn provides greater rigidity, longer tool life and improved surface finish.

Feed rates can typically be increased as well, improving throughput. And because it’s easier to keep the workpiece and cutter perpendicular to one another, tool life and productivity are further improved.

“Processing parts utilizing a 5-axis machining center will deliver higher profits and more opportunities for company growth. You can choose to transition to 5-axis, or watch your competition do it” Bonde added.

To register, please email: [email protected]

The Matsuura East Coast Technical Center located inside Yamazen, Inc.’s Northeast Technical Center is a 14,000 sq. ft., facility, offering a wide variety of manufacturing solutions including: machine tools, automation, quality and inspection products, applications and service. The building is equipped with a modern 8,000 sq. ft. showroom along with a dedicated turnkey and automation area and conference room for training opportunities.

Yamazen, Inc. is a specialized global trading company with a strong focus on the distribution of machine tools and other industrial and engineering equipment. Yamazen supports its products with extensive manufacturing and logistics expertise to maximize positive impact on the operations of its customers.

Yamazen, Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in the USA, twenty years after their parent company, Yamazen Corporation, was founded in Japan (1947). Today, Yamazen has 135 employees nationwide with 12 support and technical centers in 5 regions that service the entire USA.

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. For more information on Matsuura products, contact: [email protected] or visit: www.matsuurausa.com.

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. For more information on Matsuura products, contact: [email protected] or visit: www.matsuurausa.com.