Matsuura Announces Partnership with CMD

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CMD and Matsuura USA are collaborating in applying the Matsuura Lumex technology for the mold industry.

Custom Mold and Design (CMD) and Matsuura USA are collaborating in applying the Matsuura Lumex technology for the mold industry. CMD also offers contract Lumex production on the company’s Lumex Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine, a powder bed metal additive manufacturing (AM) platform with subtractive machining capability.

Sometimes referred to as a “one machine, one process” system, the Matsuura Lumex series enables production of complex, challenging parts through total manufacturing by digital engineering using 3D data. The process produces accurate parts from metal powders that are melted and sintered using a laser while surfaces are precisely milled at high speeds. These machines feature both high-speed milling and laser sintering capability.

3D cooling channels can be incorporated into molds on the Matsuura Avance-25 in the single setup, increasing cooling efficiency and enabling high-cycle injection molding with better quality and precision. CMD also purchased a Matsuura MX-850 five-axis vertical machining center, for large and complex machining tasks.


  • Reduce the Time and Costs of Jig and Fixture Manufacture

    When it comes to the manufacture of jigs, fixtures and assembly tools, time-to-market for new products can be reduced, overall costs can be saved and the quality of the resulting components/production can increase with the use of additive fabrication—laser sintering and fused deposition modeling.

  • Laser Sintering and Milling Working Together

    A hybrid manufacturing process offers mold builders an alternative method for making cores and cavities with time and cost savings and increased consistency.

  • Laser Sintering And Conformal Cooling Channels

    Moldmakers who are interested in exploring conformal cooling, but are concerned about its complexity and expense need to understand two things: it is neither complex nor expensive.