St. Paul, MN (February 10, 2019) — Stillwater Middle School students learned first-hand about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers from the people who work in them.

Patrick Ethen, Matsuura USA LUMEX Applications Engineer recently attended the STEM event and collaborated with students how additive manufacturing is used in industry.

According to Chris Fahey, Stillwater Middle School Tech Integration Coach, Speed STEM is an event like speed dating where students spend 5 minutes with 10 different STEM professionals.  The presenters devote 2-3 minutes enlightening students.

The GATE program at Stillwater Middle School provides students with a highly challenging instructional program with the goal to meet the academic and social needs of highly gifted learners. These learners are children whose academic abilities indicate the need for in-depth, complex and rigorous curriculum and instruction.

Ethen shared details about Matsuura’s cutting-edge technology, the Matsuura LUMEX Series. The Matsuura LUMEX Series is 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 unique combination of technology platforms enables the production of parts and component geometries in a method that has never been possible nor imagined.

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 LUMEX products, contact: [email protected] or visit: