Matsuura machine tool and 3D printers on show at MACH

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Matsuura Machinery Ltd will be exhibiting some of its best-selling CNC machines at MACH 2020 (Birmingham NEC, 20-24 April) on Stand 442 in Hall 20. Demonstrating the company’s experience and heritage in automation and machining will be the MX-330 PC10, MX-850 PC4 integrated with Nikken E46LA pre-setter, and the single-table 5-axis MX-520 with integrated ABB 1600 robot and 3D printed work-holding system. There will also be live 3D printing on all show days using a HP Jet Fusion 580. Completing the stand will be a Muratec Murata MW35 twin-spindle lathe.

The MX-330 PC10, configured with 10 pallets and 90 tools, is pitched as the only high-quality, entry-level 5-axis machining centre on the market to feature integral OEM automation.

Complementing this machine will be the MX-850 PC4, the largest in the series so far, which can be configured with four pallets and up to 120 tools for extended periods of unmanned machining. Workpieces measuring up to 850 mm diameter and 450 mm in height can be accommodated.

Matsuura’s best-selling, single-table 5-axis CNC machine, the MX-520, is aimed primarily at companies making the transition from 3 to 5-axis operations. The integrated ABB 1600 robot can be used for value-added operations such as component marking, part identification via the robot’s camera, as well as billet load/unload operations.

New to MACH, the Muratec MW35 twin-spindle lathe is intended for the manufacture of high-strength precision aerospace fasteners. In addition to its fast speeds, the machine is designed with two spindles, allowing it to perform simultaneous operations from a single, self-contained source. The MW35 comes equipped with a gang-type tool plate, built-in workpiece ejector, and a servo-controlled high-speed swing-type loader, all of which result in faster overall part-to-part cycle times.

Visitors to the stand can also see live 3D colour printing on a HP Jet Fusion 580.

Roger Howkins, managing director at Matsuura Machinery Ltd, says: “We’ve selected machines that continue to push the boundaries in terms of capability, quality and precision, while continuing to deliver a great return for customers. Our application engineers have created some new and exclusive machining demonstrations to showcase the capabilities of these machines.”