Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
65 Union Avenue
Sudbury , MA 01776 US
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.
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