St. Paul, MN (September 9, 2018) – Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.’s Thomas Houle is an experienced Manufacturing Professional with a demonstrated history of success in the tooling and plastics industry. He is skilled in new product development, Program Management, Sales and Business development, new Technology adoption and Manufacturing systems and experienced with in-mold sensing and monitoring to measure mold and part performance. Houle has 27 years of continuing experience in the injection mold and molding industry developing turn-key projects for customers all around the globe.

In his role as Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA, Tom leverages his experience in operational excellence and continues to develop a cutting-edge, innovative U.S. presence for Matsuura’s Hybrid AM Manufacturing solution.  He inspires a culture of continuous improvement by defining goals, developing strategies, implementing systems and measuring performance results for the LUMEX product.

Tom’s experience in the mold industry, new product development, engineering solutions, along with his interpersonal skills, business acumen and a passion for manufacturing solutions shows in his passion for the Matsuura LUMEX technology.

Tom is a frequent presenter/volunteer for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) schools as facilitates the development and understanding of the importance in creating complex products efficiently through both additive and subtractive manufacturing. 

“It is my hope that I reach the students, provide exciting concepts about the industry, nurture their curiosity and most importantly, inspire their pursuit of manufacturing.  I fervently believe students entering the workforce will need to be conversant in all forms of technology and have a hands-on approach to this technology,” said Houle.

Your opportunity to meet with Tom includes both the Matsuura USA IMTS Booth,  plus the Additive Manufacturing Conference. Matsuura LUMEX is a sponsor Conference September 11-12.

The focus of the AM Conference is on industrial applications of additive technologies for making functional components and end-use production parts, covering processes, applications and materials to give you practical knowledge on how to implement AM in your facility.

At the event you’ll learn from and network with leaders in all aspects of industrial additive manufacturing, including Houle.

The Matsuura LUMEX Series, a powder bed metal AM platform with subtractive capability.  The Matsuura LUMEX Series combines selective laser sintering (SLS) along with high speed milling (HSM) commonly called Hybrid AM.

Matsuura’s cutting-edge technology is a transformative in today’s world of 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing.  With the company’s combination of best-in-class CNC Milling and high-speed Direct Laser Melting, Matsuura has fundamentally revolutionized the AM marketplace.

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.

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has delivered unmatched excellence in high speed and high precision CNC machine tools. From full 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor or multi-tasking CNC machine tools, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.