Methods Machine Tools, Inc. - MA

65 Union Avenue

Sudbury, MA 01776 US


Leading-edge precision machine tools and solutions.

For over 60 years, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has been North America’s foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tool and additive solutions – providing superior products, engineering and automation, parts and service, training, and integration.

Founded in 1958, with three employees and a few refurbished machines, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has grown into one of the largest, most innovative precision machine tools importers in North America. With over 300 employees, eight sales and technology centers, and over 35,000 machines installed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Methods supplies leading-edge precision machine tools and solutions. The founder Mr. Clement McIver, Sr., established principles from the company’s beginning that continue to set Methods apart from conventional importers or distributors. “Anyone can sell a machine,” said the company’s late founder, “but not everyone provides the extra effort that makes a difference in the company’s bottom line.”

A Message from Methods Machine Tools, Inc. - MA

METHODS MACHINE TOOLS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH OCEAN TECHNOLOGIES.

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has recently partnered with Ocean Technologies Ltd.

Winning Partnerships.

Methods Machine Tools has many long term machine builder partnerships including Nakamura Tome, Fanuc, Kiwa, Yasda, Niigata, Visiongauge, Markforged and most recently, Ocean Technoloy.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

MarkForged X7 printer. Photo provided by Precision Metal Products for Modern Machine Shop.

The Case for 3D-Printed Workholding: Collapsing Costs and Lead Times
When Precision Metal Products purchased its first 3D printer last year, the company hoped to collapse both tooling costs and lead times. But the technology’s impact is reaching core business operations, enabling the shop to focus on higher-margin, lower-volume production.

Methods Machine Tools, FANUC Robocut C800iB-20 wire EDM

Methods' FANUC Robocut EDM Features Improved Wire Threading
The FANUC Robocut C800iB-20 wire EDM from Methods Machine Tools offers new features for increased accuracy, efficiency, and throughput. 

Methods Machine Tools Partners with Ocean Technologies
Specializing in Small Hole EDM Drilling, Ocean Technologies excels at applications ranging from simple wire start holes to full five-axis EDM drilling applications.

Methods Machine Tools representatives and others gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the company's new technical center in Memphis, TN.

Methods Commits to Medical with New Tech Center
The company says the facility is well-positioned to fill healthy demand for CNC machining equipment, service and support among medical manufacturers in the southern United States.

Rohm and Master WorkHolding representatives shaking hands

News of Note: October 2018
The NTMA appoints a new president, Röhm acquires Master WorkHolding, Renishaw opens new demo center and more industry news. 

United Grinding Flexload module at the end of a cylindrical grinding machine

10 Ways to Think Differently about Robotic Automation
Take another look: A lot is happening in and around robotic automation. What robots might mean for machining and manufacturing is getting ready to change.

Niigata N7 HMC

Methods Machine Tools Partners with Niigata
Methods Machine Tools Inc. has entered into an agreement to represent Niigata Machine Techno USA throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Robot arms work in concert to automate small-part deburring.

Varied Demos Push Robots Beyond Just Part Handling
Pre- and post-machining automation can help coordinate product flow, increase quality and relieve operator stress.    

Methods Machine Tools will display Ocean Technologies' River 300 EDM drill machine at IMTS 2018.

Entry-Level EDM Features Break-Through Detection
IMTS 2018: Methods Machine Tools will display Ocean Technologies’ River 300 EDM drill machine.

Jerry Rex

Methods Machine Tools Makes Two Leadership Appointments
Methods Machine Tools has appointed Jerry Rex as company president and CEO and Dale Hedberg as vice president of operations. 

Methods Machine Tools will display Yasda's YBM 7Ti HMC at IMTS 2018.

Horizontal Jig Borer Designed for Extreme Precision
IMTS 2018: Yasda’s YBM 7Ti five-axis CNC horizontal jig borer maintains accuracy and stability in heat-resistant materials like titanium and Inconel. 

Nakamura-Tome's SC-300IIMYB

Multitasking Turning Center Accurately Machines Hard Materials
IMTS 2018: Methods Machine Tools will be featuring the Nakamura-Tome SC-300IIMYB multitasking turning center designed for accurately machining difficult, high-hardness materials.

Methods Machine Tools celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Methods Machine Tools Celebrates 60th Anniversary
The company has grown from three employees and a few refurbished machines to over 350 employees, eight North American facilities and tens of thousands of machines sold. 

Smart MFG Experience main stage.

Using Data to Do Better in Manufacturing
Although the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018 event in Boston may not have provided a simple, clear definition of “smart manufacturing,” it did provide a broad experience of what smart manufacturing can be like.

Methods Machine Tools Inc. TechDays2018

Methods Machine Tools Hosts TechDays2018
The event will feature live demonstrations of a variety of machining centers, turning machines and EDMs.

brass bridge workpieces after profile machining in a 16-station custom fixture

Watchmaking: A Machinist’s View
Old-world craftsmanship combines with precision machining on a vertical machining center and Swiss-type lathe to produce some of the only U.S.-made mechanical wristwatch movements.

Methods Machine Tools Twin Cell

Video: High Production Rate on VMCs Using Robotic Automation
This “Twin Cell” system uses one robot to deliver work into the cell and another robot to load both of the machines. The choice to remove machine doors enables faster load/unload time between machining cycles.

FANUC Image-to-Path software

Automation Events Highlight Deburring
This tedious, costly and complex operation was one focus of two complementary, same-day events that covered virtually every aspect of industrial robotic automation.

Methods Machine Tools to Host MetalStorm 2017
The large open house event in Massachusetts will feature more than 50 machines under power in addition to automated cells.

tab holds core in EDM process

A Stitch in Time—A New Core Retention Function for Wire EDM
When running a wire EDM such as the FANUC RoboCut C800iB, an automatic routine in the CNC program adds a "stitch" at a few strategically placed locations around the periphery of the core. By holding the cores in place until the entire job is finished, multi-workpiece cutting processes are able to run in an extended, unmanned mode.

Jerry Rex

Methods Machine Tools Announces New President
Jerry Rex, formerly the company’s COO, was picked to replace Bryon Deysher as president of the firm.

Product Categories of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. - MA

Additive Manufacturing Machines—Directed Energy Deposition
Additive Manufacturing Machines—Material Jetting
Additive Manufacturing Machines—Powder Bed Fusion
Additive Manufacturing Machines—Vat Polymerization
All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading and Feeding Equipment not specified
Angle & Sub Plates
Arbors, Expandable Workholding
Automated Pallet Systems
Automated System & Cells for Assembly & Test
Automated System & Cells for Material Forming & Fabricating
Automated System & Cells for Material Joining
Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
Boring Machines
Chuck Jaws & Collets
Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
Chucks, Precision
Chucks, Self-Contained
CMMs
Communications Networks & Data Transmission Equipment
Comparators, Optical & Other
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
Deburring Equipment
Deburring Machines
Die and Mold Components
Die Handling Equipment
Digitizing/Scanning Systems
Direct or Distributive Numerical Control (DNC) Systems
Dividing & Indexing Heads
Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
Drilling Heads/Attachments
Drilling Machines, Multi-Spindle
EDM Filtration Equipment & Supplies
EDM Tooling
EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) CNC
EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) Manual
EDM, Small Hole
EDM, Wire Type
Encoders/Resolvers
Fixturing Systems
Foundry Equipment
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Hybrid Additive-Manufacturing Machines
Indexers & Rotary Tables
Jig Boring Machines
Laser Accessories & Supplies
Laser Cutting Systems
Laser Marking Systems
Laser Measurement Systems
Lasers, CO2
Lasers, Nd: YAG, Continuous Wave
Lasers, Nd: YAG, Pulsed
Machining Flex Lines
Maintenance & Repair
Milling Heads/Attachments
Milling Machines, Bed-Type
Milling Machines, Graphite
Non-Servo Electric Motors (Including Spindles, Drive Units & Power Feeds)
Plasma-Arc/Plasma Cutting Machines
Plastic Molding and Forming
Plastics Injection Molding Machines
Plastic-Working Equipment
Press Automation Devices
Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
Robot Controllers
Robot Tooling/Grippers
Robots, Industrial
Roundness Measuring Equipment
Software, CAD/CAM
Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
Software, NC Program Optimization
Software, NC Verification
Software, Other Manufacturing
Software, Post Processors, Stand-Alone (Sold Independent of CAM System)
Spindles
Surface Finish Measuring Equipment
Tap Drivers & Attachments
Tool Condition Monitoring Systems
Tool Presetters
Toolholders
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Inverted Vertical, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Vises & Vise Jaws
Vision Systems
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Fanuc
Feeler
Kiwa
Markforged
Nakamura-Tome
Niigata
Ocean Technologies
Tornos
VisionGauge
Vytek
Yasda