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. Methods has also partnered with dozens of leading suppliers for automation, to provide their customers with the best solutions possible. The company offers the most advanced technology in vertical, horizontal, and five axis machining, as well as multitasking CNC turning centers and EDM machines. State of the art robotics and customized automation give manufacturers supreme productions, fast tool changing and reduced cycle times, resulting in lower operating costs and higher profits. Methods also offers a full line of high speed drilling and tapping machines and has a wide range of die and mold solutions, wire EDM, 3D hard milling, die sinkers and 3D printing machines

The company offers their customers unmatched service and support to help them gain their competitive edge and a better way to manufacture. “There is no machine tool supplier in the world like Methods. Although Methods has a premier machine tool sales organization, we devote 90% of our resources to support, service, training and engineering. It’s what our customers need most,” said Jerry Rex, Methods president & CEO. The company is committed to supporting their customers from selection to service. Customer support includes applications engineering, automation, service, training and financing.

A Message from Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

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.

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.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Employee using a FANUC RoboDrill Plus-K automation

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. 

AccuteX’s GE-SAi

June 2019 Product Spotlight: Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on different types of electrical discharge machining equipment.

Precision Center interior.

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.

Precision Center for Methods Machine Tools

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.

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.

Product Categories of Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

Additive Manufacturing Machines for Composite Parts
Additive Manufacturing Machines for Metal Parts
All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading & 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
Comparators, Optical & Other
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
Deburring Equipment
Deburring Machines
Die & Mold Components
Die Handling Equipment
Digitizing/Scanning 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
Electrode Materials, EDM Wire & Supplies
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
Leasing & Financing Services
Machining Flex Lines
Machining Services
Maintenance & Repair
Material for Additive Manufacturing - Composites
Material for Additive Manufacturing - Metal
Milling Heads/Attachments
Milling Machines, Bed-Type
Milling Machines, Graphite
Milling Machines, Universal
Nano & Micro Machining Equipment
Non-Servo Electric Motors (Including Spindles, Drive Units & Power Feeds)
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