9/26/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Matsuura Lumex Line Now Available in the US

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Along with introducing the hybrid SLS and high-speed machining systems to North America, the company is adding a Lumex Laboratory to its St. Paul location.

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The Matsuura Lumex line of hybrid metal additive manufacturing systems is now available in the United States, with sales and technical support provided by Matsuura Machinery USA. The Lumex series machines combine powder-bed selective laser sintering (SLS) with high-speed milling (HSM). The machines are capable of manufacturing highly complex, integrated parts and molds in shapes that would be impossible using traditional milling methods, the company says. 

Matsuura Machinery USA is completing a Lumex Laboratory and demonstration facility within its existing corporate headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. This facility joins three other Lumex Centers of Excellence located in Japan, Germany and the UK. 

The Matsuura Lumex Avance-25 is said to be suitable for manufacturing high-value, high-accuracy dies and molds and capable of quick-turn production of custom parts, whether prototypes or small production run parts. It can process parts ranging to 256 × 256 × 185 mm, with an option extending the build envelope to 256 × 256 × 300 mm. 

Meanwhile, the Matsuura Lumex Avance-60 is capable of processing parts ranging to 600 × 600 × 500 mm, and features a high-power 1-kW fiber laser said to significantly reduce sintering time. Increased powder distribution speed plus an automatic powder supply, collection and recycle system ensures that metal powders are distributed without operator contact and automatically collected, sieved and recycled. 

Matsuura Machinery USA is completing a Lumex Laboratory and demonstration facility within its existing corporate headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. This facility joins three other Lumex Centers of Excellence located in Japan, Germany and the UK. 

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