Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

65 Union Avenue

Sudbury, MA 1776 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

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.

Manufacturing News of Note: May 2017
AME opens an engineering training department, Kapp Niles launches a new metrology business and more industry news.

FANUC 2017 Private Show

Automation Advances at FANUC 2017 Private Show
Updates unveiled at the company’s annual event promote higher-volume production, easier programming and better monitoring capability across product lines.

Methods automation

Methods Machine Tools Launches New Automation, Integration Center
The Charlotte, North Carolina, facility is slated to open this spring.

Product Categories of Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

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
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
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
Press Automation Devices
Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
Robot Controllers
Robot Tooling/Grippers
Robots, Industrial
Roundness Measuring Equipment
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
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Vises & Vise Jaws
Vision Systems
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Fanuc
Feeler
Kiwa
Nakamura-Tome
VisionGauge
Vytek
Yasda