St. Paul, MN (March 1, 2018) — Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. announces Thomas A. Houle, Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA was selected as a featured presenter at the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference, March 31-April 4, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago.

Houle’s presentation, ‘Using Hybrid Metal AM to Supercharge your Injection Molds’ is April 3 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the Joliet Room.

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.

AMUG educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s origins date back to the early 1990s when the founding group was called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, a user’s group solely focused on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D Systems’ equipment. Today, AMUG educates and supports users of all additive manufacturing technologies. The primary charter of the group remains the same, but its members are much more diversified, global and focused in advancing additive manufacturing technology for rapid manufacturing and prototyping.

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. previously announced the planned exhibition of the Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25 Metal Laser Sintering Hybrid Milling Machine in Booth P9 at the 2019 AMUG Education & Training Conference.

The Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine is a powder bed metal AM platform with subtractive machining capability. The Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25 combines selective laser sintering (SLS) along with high speed milling (HSM) commonly called Hybrid AM.

The Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25 relies on one-machine, one-process manufacturing of complex molds and parts by fusing metal laser sintering (3D SLS) technology with high speed milling technology. The Hybrid technology creates a “finished” part with machined surface finish and accuracy, without inducing the additional variation caused by multiple machine set-ups and part handling.   The machine enables production of complicated parts and molds through total manufacturing by digital engineering, using 3D data.

The Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25 serves predominantly the high value, high accuracy mold and die market. Dies and molds with complex geometries can be fabricated in one piece with high accuracy, shortening lead time and reducing manufacturing costs by as much as a third over conventional machining technology.

Matsuura’s cutting-edge technology is transformative in today’s world of 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing. With Matsuura’s combination of best-in-class CNC Milling and high speed Direct Laser Melting, Matsuura has fundamentally revolutionized the AM marketplace. 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.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.

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: