Modern Machine Shop
As one of the eight major “experience partners” at imX-Interactive Manufacturing Experience, Methods Machine Tools will feature solutions for “Production on Demand.” Attendees to the Sept. 12-14 event in Las Vegas are invited to attend seminars in Learning Labs and watch demonstrations on how techniques are applied. The company will show how implementing automation, new strategies and technology can increase production, minimize cost and reduce setup time, especially for small-lot production, completing parts in one setup, multitasking and five-axis machining.
“Much of mass production has moved overseas. Our customers need fast, versatile solutions for complex, small-volume, high-precision jobs,” says Bryon Deysher, Methods president and CEO. “Affordable, integrated solutions for the whole manufacturing process are key.”
During hourly Learning Labs, Methods will partner with several of its suppliers to feature short-run production techniques. Sessions topics include, “Automation on Demand,” “Five-Axis on Demand,” “Ultimate Production on Demand,” “Multitasking on Demand,” “Extreme EDM on Demand,” “Software on Demand,” and “Comparative Measurement on Demand.”
The company will also be introducing the five-axis Matsuura MAM72-100H HMC, which is the largest five-axis model in the MAM72 series. According to the company, it is well-suited for large aerospace parts. It will also introduce the high-performance Feeler FT-350 boxway turning center.