St. Paul, MN (July 26, 2018) — Located in Hamilton, Ohio is a small machine shop that aims to make complex work, simple. TK Machining Specialties was started by Troy Kordenbrock, who today still holds 100 percent ownership. Troy came from a Tool and Die background before getting into niche machining. Starting the company in 2011, TK Machining Specialties has grown rapidly, especially in the last two years with the addition of their Matsuura 5-Axis machine.
Troy has always been ahead of the curve, looking at what is available on the market, and what can help his company both now and in the future. About 6 years ago, Troy heard about CAMplete when exploring the possibility of using a Matsuura machine in the future. Then, 2 years ago, TK Machining Specialties was ready to trade in their vertical machines and make the switch over to their Matsuura, an MX-520.
The biggest factor that lead Troy to CAMplete TruePath was his experience in dealing with post processors. Being a small shop, TK Machining Specialties was unable to spend 4-6 months going back and forth through trial and error figuring out their post. Unlike traditional post processors, Troy was drawn to TruePath as it was “By and large an out of the box solution.” Later adding,
“On the first day of training we were running 5-axis simultaneous tool paths, never had I thought that would be possible coming from CAM Software to a brand-new machine on your floor.”
When asked what he relies on most with TruePath, Troy noted the power of collision checking, especially when getting close to the limits of the machine’s working envelope. Telling the story of a recently completed project, “We had a part that was larger than the working envelope. Having a true supplied solid of the machine from the builder that matches the machine on the floor makes you significantly more comfortable going into it than some third party putting a machine together that you’re not sure matches.”
TK Machining Specialties serves a wide variety of industries including Aerospace, Defense, and Medical, focusing on complex projects that are difficult for other small shops. To learn more about TK Machining Specialties visit their website here: www.tkmsusa.com and @tkmsusa on Instagram.
With high-precision, performance, speed, accuracy and reliability, the MX-520 provided a simple, effortless and cost-effective transition from 3-Axis to full 5-Axis operation.
The MX-520 has a compact footprint and outstanding ergonomic design, allowing rapid set-up and processing of complex parts and guarantees high rigidity, a generous machining envelope and excellent operability. The MX-520 also offers an assortment of configurations, which are ideal for all applications, all industries and all materials.
The Matsuura MX-520 is designed with a RAM type structure, which offers a compact and highly-rigid machining platform. The machine guarantees high rigidity, as well as, a generous machining envelope with excellent operability. The MX-520 also offers an assortment of configurations, which are ideal for all applications, all industries and all materials.
The headstock and trunnion on the MX-520 have been configured to minimize collision while maximizing tool access and reach. The MX-520 is offered with two table sizes: 11.81 in. and 19.68 in. (option). Loading capacity is 440 lb.
Like all Matsuura 5-axis CNC Machines, CAMplete TruePath came standard with Allen Aircrafts MX-520. This relationship between Matsuura and CAMplete, offered a complete solution of software and hardware that allowed Bill Kemble, Manufacturing Engineer at Allen Aircraft to hit the ground running from day one.
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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] or visit: www.matsuurausa.com.