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. Inc. to offer high-quality, cost-effective EDM Drills throughout the U.S. and Canada including Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Specializing in Small Hole EDM Drilling, Ocean Technologies excels at applications ranging from simple wire start holes to advanced full 5-axis EDM drilling applications used throughout the aerospace and energy industries. Known for their high speed and low wear burning technology, Ocean has earned a reputation for high quality, competitively priced EDM Drilling solutions.

"We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Ocean Technologies", said Mr. Steve Raucci, EDM Product Manager, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. "The Ocean EDM Drills broaden our EDM portfolio and are an excellent complement to our line of leading Wire EDM machines."

"Due to Methods' extensive EDM technology expertise, existing customer base and distribution depth, teaming up with Methods is a natural fit," said Ms. Sunny Liao, Owner, Ocean Technologies. "We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship."

The full line of Ocean models range from easy-to-use manual machines to fully programmable 5-axis machines, capable of drilling complex parts. Ocean’s EDM Drills have patented technologies for break-thru detection, and a proprietary HP1+ Power Supply for significantly reduced wear and shorter burn

times while reducing energy consumption. The capabilities of Ocean machines include drilling fine holes from 0.004" to 0.25", even in spherical and curved work pieces, on materials such as hard alloy steels or powdered metals. Also, E-Learning software allows new operators to easily run the machines or seasoned operators to review processes on the fly.

Included in the range of Ocean EDM Drills is the compact, entry-level River 300, featuring high-efficiency linear guideways, a 100L Filter and a DI (die electric) System that comes standard. The X-axis travel measures 11.8" (300 mm), Y-axis at 7.9" (200 mm), Z-axis at 11.8" (300 mm) and W-axis at 13.8" (350 mm). Table dimensions are 13.8" x 9.9" (350 x 250 mm).

Mid-size Ocean EDM Drills include the River 600 6-axis computer controlled CNC with A/B axis configuration available. The X-axis travel measures 23.6" (600 mm), Y-axis at 15.8" (400 mm), Z-axis at 15.8" (400 mm) and W-axis at 17.7" (450 mm). Table dimensions are 23.6" x 15.8" (600 x 400 mm) and a 180L Filter System and DI System comes standard.

For demanding, complex applications, Ocean solutions include the River 1000, featuring 5-Axis tool center point (TCP) control drilling capabilities suitable for irregular shaped work pieces or special alloy steel parts. Its flexible working range is ideal for all kinds of aero-engine blades and aero-engine diffusers. High table capacity allows for a maximum work piece weight of 6,614 lbs (3,000 kg) with a Tilt Table up to 120°. The X-axis travel measures 39.4" (1,000 mm), Y-axis at 47.2" (1,200 mm), Z-axis at 39.4" (1,000 mm) and W-axis at 27.6" (700 mm). Table dimensions are 47.2" x 49.2" (1,200 x 1,250 mm).

A Message from Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

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.

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.

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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