Everywhere you look, you find articles about the latest and greatest 3D printing machine for plastics and for metal laser sintering. This growing interest in 3D printing of metal parts has reached into the CNC machining arena with the new LUMEX Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine.
The LUMEX Avance-25 machine from MC Machinery Systems Inc., wholly owned by Mitsubishi Corp., has come to North America through a partnership with Matsuura Machinery Corp. This laser sintering hybrid milling machine has been sold specifically in the die and mold industry in Japan and Asia, but with MC Machinery Systems being a leader in EDM machine sales in North America, this new partnership makes sense.
"We are the only company devoted to manufacturing in this industry, thus the combination of Matsuura and MMS is a great partnership for the manufacturing base," said Nick Giannotte, VP of EDM/Milling/Waterjet. "The moldmakers know us and know our people and we're excited to be able to offer them this innovative new technology. We have an experienced dealer network, many of whom boast 40 percent market share in their regions. They have relationships with the markets, not to mention the more than 10,000 person-strong customer base we have at MC Machinery."