Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

65 Union Ave.
Sudbury, MA 01776 US

A Message from Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

Leading-edge precision machine tools and solutions.

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., in operation for over 55 years, is a leading supplier of precision machine tools, 3D printing solutions, automation and accessories, providing extensive applications engineering support, installation, parts, service and training through a network of large state-of-the-art technology centers and dealers throughout North America.

Winning Partnerships.

Methods Machine Tools has many long term machine builder partnerships including Nakamura Tome, Fanuc, Kiwa, Feeler, Yasda and most recently, 3D Systems.

Methods Machine Tools Enters 3D Print Market With Full 3D Systems Line.

Methods Machine Tools and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD)  have entered into a partner agreement.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Methods Machine Tools 700 VisionGauge

Extended-Travel Digital Comparator Handles Gas Turbine Parts
Methods Machine Tools offers an extended-travel version of the 700-series VisionGauge digital comparator manufactured by Visionx.

Methods Machine Tools U-800

Five-Axis Machine’s Gantry, U-Shaped Base, Column Increase Rigidity
Methods Machine Tools has expanded its Feeler line to include the gantry-style U-800 five-axis machining center, designed for versatile high-precision machining of large, heavy parts.

deburring cell

Robots Armed for More Than Machine Tending
Although they’re more eager than ever to embrace robotic arms, manufacturers that don’t look beyond the machine tool risk missing out on opportunities to automate processes like deburring, cleaning and inspection.

Methods Machine Tools Feeler FT-250SY

Rigid Turning Center’s Y Axis Travel Extends to 150 mm
Methods Machine Tools has expanded its Feeler FT-series high performance CNC turning centers with the FT-250SY.

Methods Machine Tools Yasda YBM Vi40

Vertical Jig, Boring, Drilling Machine Machines Five Sides of Workpiece
Methods Machine Tools offers the Yasda YBM Vi40 five-axis vertical CNC jig, boring and drilling machine designed for hard milling applications and complex dies, molds and components in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and electronics industries.

additive manufacturing lab

Methods Machine Tools Subsidiary Opens Seven AM Labs
The labs are located in existing Methods technology centers.

machines at Gil-Mar

Automotive Manufacturer Grows through Automation
Gil-Mar Manufacturing met growing application demands on their average machines by partnering with Methods Machine Tools to automate and integrate them.

Methods Machine Tools 700 series VisionGauge digital comparator from VisionX

Larger Digital Comparator Model with Trunnion-Table Design
Methods Machine Tools offers the extended-travel 700 series VisionGauge digital comparator from VisionX.

Methods 3D ProX DMP 320

Direct Metal 3D Printer for Titanium, Stainless, Nickel Super Alloy
Methods 3D, a subsidiary of Methods Machine Tools, will be showcasing the ProX DMP 320, part of the company’s growing line of direct metal 3D printers from 3D Systems.

Methods Machine Tools Kiwa-Japan Triple H40

HMC Design Offers Machining Rigidity
Methods Machine Tools will introduce the Kiwa-Japan Triple H40 HMC with a column traverse structure.

Methods FANUC RoboCut α-CiB series

Wire EDMs Combine Speed, Precision
Available from Methods Machine Tools, the FANUC RoboCut α-CiB series of wire EDMs are designed for high precision, fast rapid traverse rates and expedited setups.

Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, NTRX-300L Multitasking Turning Center

Multitasking Turning Centers Enable Heavy-Duty Machining
Methods Machine Tool introduces the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300 multitasking turning center.

Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, NTRX-300L Multitasking Turning Center

Multitasking Turning Centers Have True Opposing Twin Spindles
Methods Machine Tool introduces the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300 multitasking turning center.

Diebold 3Dpro

June 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: EDM
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on electric discharge machines, or EDMs.

Methods Machine Tools FANUC RoboCut α-CiB C800iB

Wire EDM’s Thermal Compensation Maintains Positioning Accuracy
Methods Machine Tools introduces the FANUC RoboCut α-CiB wire EDM series which includes the C400iB, C600iB and the larger C800iB.

Manufacturing News of Note
Jerry Rex has been appointed COO of Methods Machine Tools Inc., MakeTime receives $8 million in funding and other recent industry news.

Methods Machine Tools Appoints Chief COO
Jerry Rex has some 40 years of manufacturing experience and also serves on the board of directors for AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

Multitasking Offers Medical Benefits
This shop uses a bar-fed turn-mill with a B-axis milling spindle and custom workholding strategies to more competitively machine components complete for low-margin medical devices.

resin medical part

Dedicated Multitasking Machine Is the Answer for a Complex Medical Part
Precision Swiss Products Inc. needed a machine that could accommodate a dedicated job with a unique material/application. A Nakamura AS-200 multitasking center with chip-management system from Methods Machine Tools produced enabled production of high-quality parts in a short lead time.

Methods to Host TechFest2016 Event in Chicago
The open house will feature machines from a variety of manufacturers.

Product Categories of Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

Automated Pallet Systems

Trade Names

Fanuc
Feeler
Kiwa
Nakamura-Tome
VisionGauge
Vytek
Yasda