Matsuura 5-Axis Mill Class


5 Lessons

80 Enrolled


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This class goes over the safe operation of the Matsuura MX-330 Vertical Mill in the Pier 9 Workshop. The Matsuura is a is a large, powerful 5 axis mill capable of machining complex accurate 3D parts in metal and plastic.

This basic operations class is part of the CNC Learning Path at Pier 9, and is suitable for students with CNC experience. Each class is a building block to the next. Metal Shop experience, Shopbot CNC router experience, and CNC 2 and CNC 3 are recommended before taking this course.

For more machine training check out the other CNC classes Pier 9 offers:

  1. DMS CNC Class
  2. HAAS Mill Class
  3. Waterjet Class
  4. ShopBot CNC Router Class

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Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Matsuura

An overview of the operation of the Matsuura 5-Axis Mill including machine specifications, control panel diagrams, allowed materials and basic safety.

Lesson 2: Preparing to Run the Matsurra

Before machining a part on the mill you need to verify your CAM file and prepare the machine for use. This lesson will walk you through all the steps to ensure safe machine operation.

Lesson 3: Materials and Calibration

How to install your stock in the machine, perform tool changes, and verify tool length offsets before starting your job.

Lesson 4: Running the Mill

Loading your program into the mill, machining your part and cleaning up after yourself.

Lesson 5: Operating the Matsuura

A quick reference review of the correct order of operations for using the Matsuura from prep to cleanup. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

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