Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
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.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Practical Approaches to Automating Five-Axis Machines
There are many approaches to automation in five-axis machining, and whether a shop uses robots or pallet changers, the benefits are often easier to realize than many believe.
Methods Expands VMC Automation with Revised JobShop Cell Pro
Methods Machine Tools has revamped its JobShop Cell with a new Pro model that accommodates multiple infeed and outfeed options for high-mix, medium-volume machining.
Methods Optimizes Three-Axis MV 1600H for Large Workpieces
Methods Machining tools has released its MV 1600H three-axis vertical machining center, which it says can quickly and precisely machine large workpieces.
Multi-Pallet Machines Help Shop Produce Ventilator Components
NRL & Associates’ business plan relies on using multi-pallet machines for unattended machining, so when two of its customers increased production of ventilators, the shop quickly brought in a new multi-pallet machine and automation system to meet the demand.
Methods MB 450U Performs Simultaneous Five-Axis Machining
The MB 450U bridge-type machining center from Methods Machine Tools performs simultaneous five-axis work thanks to its FANUC control.
Nakamura-Tome JX-250 Multitasking Turn-Mill Provides Large Work Area
The Nakamura-Tome JX-250 multitasking turning center from Methods Machine Tools provides a large work area for milling and turning of complex parts.
Shop Reins in Lead Times with Compact HMCs
Alicat Science experienced a surge in business that drove lead times to 28 days. KMH300A horizontal machining centers reduced lead times to five days and gave the shop the capacity for subsequent business growth.
Methods Machine Tools Represents OKK Corp. in North America
“Methods' established distribution organization, vast network of technology centers and dealers, and first-class applications expertise will help increase OKK presence in North America,” says OKK.
Methods Machine Tools Appoints President, CEO
Mark Wright is said to have a global outlook in strategic planning, growth initiatives, and sales channel programs and development.
June 2019 Product Spotlight: Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on different types of electrical discharge machining equipment.
Methods Machine Tools Opens Climate-Controlled Precision Test Cut Facility
The new Precision Center will enable manufacturers to arrive at accurate and efficient machining solutions for complex components, saving them trial and error in their operations.
Methods Seeks the Perfect Machining Environment
With its new Precision Center, Methods Machine Tools is locking down environmental variables that could impact machining processes. Why? So North American manufacturers will no longer need to send parts, tooling and material to Japan or somewhere else to have intricate, sensitive or challenging test cuts performed.
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' 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 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.
News of Note: October 2018
The NTMA appoints a new president, Röhm acquires Master WorkHolding, Renishaw opens new demo center and more industry news.
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.
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.
Varied Demos Push Robots Beyond Just Part Handling
Pre- and post-machining automation can help coordinate product flow, increase quality and relieve operator stress.
Entry-Level EDM Features Break-Through Detection
IMTS 2018: Methods Machine Tools will display Ocean Technologies’ River 300 EDM drill machine.