St. Paul, MN (December 9, 2020) — Katsutoshi Matsuura, President of Matsuura Machinery, recently discussed how the company focuses on customers who want to ‘do it better’ in their operations.
According to Matsuura, the company has always been an engineering-oriented organization, developing cutting-edge technologies and unique machines, such as high-speed, lights-out, multi-pallet manufacturing solutions.
This mindset came from Matsuura’s Founders and remains the same today, 85 years later: “Do what no one else does.”
Matsuura’s founder, Toshio Matsuura, was an engineer strongly committed to manufacturing and developed unique know-how and technologies. Yet, at the same time, he clearly discerned the trends of the times and developed and introduced history-making machines to the market.
“We have kept this motto as to be a pioneer in machine tool industry so it’s now our deep and solid culture at every level of company sustaining our core values,” Matsuura said.
One such example is Japan’s first mass-production vertical machining center (MC), the MC-750V. This very machining center is where the history of Matsuura machining centers starts. In the late 1970s when mainstream products had spindle speeds of 4,000 RPM, Matsuura developed a high-speed spindle capable of 20,000 RPM; this was a breakthrough for the world of manufacturing.
In 1986, Matsuura established their position in the world as a manufacturer of high-speed machining centers by introducing the FX-5 to the market. Then in 1991, predicting the need for reducing working hours, Matsuura developed the 5-axis MC MAM72 series capable of unmanned operation for 72 consecutive hours and ushering in and defining a new age of unmanned palletized and fully automated pallet pool CNC machining production.
In 1998, Matsuura developed the LX-1, a linear-motor machine concurrently featuring ultra-high-speed and high-precision performance. Over the years Matsuura continues to refine technologies and deliver them to market, offering solutions that no other manufacturer can.
Matsuura conducted research on laser technologies in 1998 and focused on developing metal laser sintering. After creating a prototype in 2002, Matsuura introduced the world’s first hybrid metal 3D printer, the LUMEX 25C, to the market in 2004. Then in 2006, Matsuura began selling a fully redesigned model named the LUMEX Avance-25.
As a manufacturer of machine tools which are fundamental in the manufacture of other machines, Matsuura is committed to all necessary tasks associated with being the creators of “Mother Machines.” Matsuura’s machine tools are used around the world as machines for manufacturing other machines in various settings, including research institutes, and in a wide spectrum of production environments ‒ from one-off prototypes, to small varied-batch runs, to large-scale mass production.
Matsuura proudly received the Taguchi Award from the Robust Quality Engineering Society in 2015. Matsuura is only the second company to receive this award since its establishment.
“I can assure you we continue to imagine, create, and innovate to offer unique products and technologies to our customers,” Matsuura concluded.
Matsuura’s continued success is based on their exceptionally skilled workforce, offering traditional craftsmanship combined with state-of-the-art engineering principles and total commitment to excellence in product design, innovation, and manufacturing.
Matsuura’s exclusive distributor network works alongside Matsuura Machinery USA to define the optimal manufacturing process for customers and manage the complete project – from conception to first production, from training to long-term after sales technical and service support.
For more information on Matsuura, please contact your exclusive Matsuura distributor or [email protected]
Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura is 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.