Formnext 2019 / Matsuura

Combined selective laser sintering and high-speed milling

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

The Lumex Avance-25 will be on exhibit at the Matsuura booth at Formnext.
The Lumex Avance-25 will be on exhibit at the Matsuura booth at Formnext. (Source: Matsuura)

The Matsuura Lumex specialist team from Matsuura bases in Japan, Europe and the U.S. will be on hand at the company booth at Formnext to advise clients and visitors, explaining processes and working methods of additive manufacturing, especially about Matsuura technolgy.

Leading Japanese manufacturer of high-quality machining centres, Matsuura Machinery, will be presenting its hybrid additive manufacturing system Lumex Avance-25.

Matsuura's Lumex series, backed by the company's intensive research and development in the field of additive manufacturing of over 20 years, is equipped with the latest high-tech lasers and the proven Matsuura high-speed technology. The hybrid systems produce any 3D shape with highest precision and surface quality, according to the company. As such, the Lumex series represents innovation in the field of metalworking and is particularly interesting for companies in the tool and mould making, aerospace and medical technology sectors as well as in prototype construction.

The Lumex Avance-25 combines selective laser sintering (SLS) and high-speed milling (HSM) in a single machine, which allows for a wide range of applications, from producing workpieces with 3D coolant channels for tool moulds or extra-light components with hollow and grid structures through to filigree workpieces with deep contours economically and with high precision. The laser-sintering machine has been continuously optimised over time and is now available with a laser that has a maximum output of 1000 watts and improved processing strategies. Processing strategies include selective powder extraction prior to milling, which enable time savings of up to 50%, the company explains.

Founded in 1935 in Fukui, Japan, Matsuura is a family-owned company dedicated to providing technologically advanced products. Today, its portfolio offerings include highly automated machining centres and additive manufacturing systems for fast and precise machining of all types of workpieces and manufacturing in the mechanical engineering, automotive, precision mechanics, optics and aerospace industries. It has international locations spread over the U.S., Taiwan, Canada, Great Britain and Germany, apart from its home-base in Japan, offering consulting and service capacity as well.

Matsuura in Germany and Europe is a leading full-service provider.

At Formnext, Matsuura will be in Hall 12.0, Booth C131.

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