MC Machinery/Mitsubishi Attends RAPID/BIG M Conference

MC Machinery has big presence in Motor City

June 17, 2014 12:55:34 PM

We’re coming off of a busy week in Motor City. Our Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25 made a live appearance at the RAPID/Big M conference Tuesday through Thursday in downtown Detroit. This conference was an interesting co-mingling of a wide range of additive niches, from consumer or hobbyist-level 3D printing, all the way up to production metal additive, a perch that the LUMEX occupied on its own. This allowed for a good cross pollination of different ideas and techniques in additive and 3D, using a variety of different materials. We received some good feedback at our booth that 3D and additive is happy to have us around, pushing the technology forward and demonstrating some production level metal manufacturing promise for additive and 3D. 

Meanwhile, a few miles away in Novi, Michigan (interesting fact – Novi is named for the train stop it contained - Number Six, or with roman numerals, No. VI), Amerimold drew big numbers of EDM-friendly or EDM-interested attendees. Our Michigan supplier, Performance Machinery, had our MV 2400 wire EDM on display and cutting parts. Beyond the demonstration and interaction with EDM users, shop owner Dan Meehan was excited to be able to roll out his new 2014 EDM training schedule. He partnered with nearby Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich., to allow students to do real time training on his machines, both on campus and at demonstration centers in Sterling Heights, Mich., and Battle Creek, Mich.

“It makes a difference for young people to learn on the latest, most up-to-date equipment,” Meehan says. “In order to train the most career-ready workforce for tomorrow, we can’t let our technical colleges try to teach kids on yesterday’s equipment.”

Classes, which include MV Advanced Series wire EDM training, levels one and two, will be held from July through October in the various training centers

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