St. Paul, MN (September 22, 2020) — Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. announces Thomas A. Houle, Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA was selected as a featured presenter at the Virtual Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2020, September 30-October 1.

Houle’s presentation, ‘Supercharge your Injection Mold – Using Hybrid Metal 3D Printing’ will be on September 30th at 1:30 PM at the conference.

Using real-life case studies, Houle will focus on the unique opportunities that Hybrid Metal AM can provide for Injection Molders, Injection Moldmakers and OEM’s to realize cost-savings and add significant value to the Injection Molding process. Houle will highlight how simulation tools can be utilized to predict cost-savings to justify the addition of this technology into the manufacturing operation.

At the Virtual Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMexpo 2020), attendees will learn the latest techniques, explore design and manufacturing trends, and improve product quality with some of Autodesk’s leading product experts, SolidCAD’s technical specialists and other partners.

Industry leaders and technical specialists from all over North America will participate in this year’s AMexpo 2020. This event is hosted by SolidCAD and is designed to collectively share and explore new technologies and best practices that improve productivity and efficiency within the advanced manufacturing industry.

Reserve your spot for this free, compliments of Matsuura at: https://solidcad.swoogo.com/am-expo-2020/663407?ref=Elliott+Matsuura+social+media+link

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.’s Tom 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 nearly 30 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, Houle 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.

Houle has more than 30 years of 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.

Houle earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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].