St. Paul, MN – (October 22, 2020) — At Precise Products Corporation (PPC), quality is built into every production process. Established in 1956, PPC is a 100 percent employee-owned company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dedicated exclusively to close tolerance precision machining, Precise Products Corporation operates with one goal in mind: customer satisfaction.
“Our customers return again and again because we have a complete range of capabilities that meet all their machining needs. But more importantly, they return because we consistently deliver the close tolerance, exceptional quality, expert engineering, and outstanding service today’s competitive manufacturers demand,” said a Precise Products Corporation Spokesperson.
With experience in prototyping, production and assembly spanning across a wide array of industries, and materials, one fact that remains consistent across the board is their dedication to close tolerance precision machining. Using their high-quality equipment, Precise Products can meet their customers’ most difficult tolerance requirements with both short and long production runs.
As a company that has quality built into every production process, and engineers who are experts in their field, Precise Products can improve their customers manufacturing efficiencies without jeopardizing the integrity of the product.
Precise Products’ first Matsuura Machine was a CUBLEX-25V, a 5-axis, complex machining center that Matsuura developed to address the issue of process integration.
In this machining center, turning and grinding functions are combined with five-axis milling functions, while maintaining 100 percent milling performance. With expandable ATC and APC options and the extensive process integration capabilities of the machine, high-speed, high-accuracy machining is possible, together with extended unmanned operation.
The Matsuura CUBLEX Series offers the ultimate level of process integration from milling, turning and grinding on one machine. The CUBLEX series enables high precision machining in unmanned operation, while providing cost reduction and one-chucking operation and eliminating errors from multiple setups. The Matsuura CUBLEX Series now includes the CUBLEX-35 and CUBLEX-63.
Precise Products were able to get their first Matsuura up and running in less than a day with CAMplete TruePath, which is provided standard with every Matsuura 5-axis machine sold in the US.
CAMplete, a perfected Post and Simulation Tool comes standard on all Matsuura 5-axis machines. CAMplete TruePath bridges the gap between your CAM Systems and your Matsuura Machine. TruePath provides flexibility to combine CAM Systems in a single project and transfer an entire project from one supported machine to another.
“TruePath’s customizable post-processor allows you to output your NC programs the way you need, with no on-machine editing required. 5-axis simulation, visualization and verification tools give you the confidence of knowing how your machine will behave before you run a single line of G-code,” said a CAMplete Spokesperson.
CAMplete works closely with Matsuura, using machine models built directly from their original design data. These highly detailed and fully integrated machine models provide confidence in the simulation.
“Implementing TruePath in your shop gives you a proven post processor with models built in conjunction with Matsuura, so you can get the most out of your machine from day one,” the CAMplete Spokesperson added.
“For me – there were a couple parts we did where we had a customer who was doing a very difficult part, they came in and wanted to see the tool paths that we would be using on a certain part. I was able to go into Gibbs and then optimize it in TruePath, and then I was able to show them the video rendering of what our plan was, and we were awarded the part because of that. Showing them that we were going to do it the correct way. The competitor of ours was doing more of 3+2 Programming on that feature but it needed to be simultaneous 5-axis. We hadn’t done much of that before that, by using TruePath we were able to see that it would work,” said Jason Wennberg, Vice President of Engineering for Precise Products.
Precise Products now runs another Matsuura, an MX-330 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center.
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 machine’s maximum work envelope is D330 mm x H300 mm, with an optional D420 mm x H 300 mm. The MX-330 is designed with a RAM type structure, which offers a compact and highly durable machining platform. Available tool magazines include standard 30 tool drum and optional 60 and 90 tool chains.
The MX-330 comes standard with a FANUC 31iMB with PANEL-I Control. The FANUC31iMB with PANEL-I Control is designed to be extremely user-friendly by making operating CNC machines easy and efficient.
To learn more about Precise Products and their capabilities visit: https://www.preciseproducts.com/
CAMplete Solutions Inc. is a technology driven company located in Kitchener, Ontario. Established 1998, CAMplete has over 20 years of experience in 5 Axis machining and machine simulation. CAMplete is committed to developing products that allow manufacturers to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow.
Portions from CAMplete. To learn more about CAMplete, please visit: https://camplete.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.