Matsuura to stage live 3D printing and 5-axis machining at Southern Manufacturing

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At Southern Manufacturing 2020 (11-13 February, Farnborough), Matsuura Machinery Ltd will be exhibiting a MX-520 5-axis CNC machining centre and HP Jet Fusion 580 3D colour printer. The machines will be working in harmony to demonstrate the real-world benefits of current production strategies being supplied by the company to UK manufacturers.

Matsuura’s MX-520 will be utilising fixtures and work holding produced on the HP Multi-Jet Fusion 4200 3D printer, demonstrating the time and cost savings generated by printing work-holding in hours rather than waiting weeks, sometimes months, for conventional metal solutions to be supplied.

The MX-520 is the company’s best-selling single-table 5-axis CNC machine, aimed primarily at companies making the transition from 3 to 5-axis operations, although many of Matsuura’s established SME customers (utilising the multi-pallet MAM72 series of 5-axis machines) are also significant investors.

Visitors to stand E260, will see live 3D colour printing on the HP Jet Fusion 580 and be able to discuss its capabilities with the Matsuura team of 3D experts.

Roger Howkins, managing director at Matsuura Machinery Ltd, says: “As the UK’s premier applications and engineering-led reseller of HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printers in the UK, our strength and depth of knowledge in both additive and subtractive disciplines, and the real-world benefits for metal-cutting companies to diversify into 3D printing, will be clearly demonstrated at Southern Manufacturing 2020.

“The two machines we’ve selected highlight our commitment to providing high quality, innovative and tailored solutions to enhance the production facilities of our customers,” he adds. “Our team of application engineers are busy creating new and exclusive demonstrations, work-holding and fixtures, which we’re excited to unveil in February.”