Methods Machine Tools Holding Grand Opening of New Technology Center in California May 14-15

Event to Feature Latest Machine Tool Technology & Live Demonstrations, Technical Seminars & Special Raffle including 2 Grand Prizes: One for 6 Months Free Use of a RoboDrill and One for 6 Months Free Use of a FEELER FTC-30 Lathe.

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Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories will be holding a Grand Opening at their new state-of-the-art Technology Center in San Leandro, California on May 14th and 15th, 2014 from 11am–7pm each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The new 10,280 square foot Methods facility has been established to support Northern California, Oregon and Washington.  Located at 650 Whitney Street in San Leandro, the technology center features the latest machine tools and automation technology, and application experts are based on-site. Machines on display will include Methods’ new line of YASDA Precision Machining Centers, FANUC RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers & RoboCut Wire EDM Machines, FEELER High Performance Machining Centers & Turning Centers, KIWA-Japan Horizontal Machining Centers, metrology solutions including VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators, Tooling, Spare Parts and more.

Live demonstrations of automation solutions will include a RoboDrill JobShop Cell with fully integrated robotic loading / unloading, small hole-drilling on a FANUC RoboDrill, aerospace part machining, KIWA machines that offer expandability in-the-field, EDM wire cutting and more.

The Grand Opening will also feature technical seminars to be held each day.  Seminar topics will include Automation Solutions for Machine Shops, Preventative Maintenance, Air Turbine Tools (for RoboDrill's) by John Sizemore of Air Turbine Tools, Anodizing 101 by Joe Osborn of 2 Dye 4, Inc. and 5-Axis Inspection by Patrick Beauchemin of VISIONx.  In addition, technical representatives will be on hand and visitors will be able to check out the latest tooling, workholding, software and probing technology products being displayed by participating companies. 

“Methods is committed to bringing the best machine tools, solutions and support to the west coast market,” said Mr. Fernando R. Garcia, General Manager, West Coast Operations at Methods Machine Tools, Inc. “We are proud to officially introduce our new facility in California and we are looking forward to having our customers and other manufacturing professionals attend the Grand Opening event.” 

Methods will be hosting a special raffle that includes 2 Grand Prizes: one for 6 months free use of a FANUC 21-Tool 24K spindle RoboDrill and one for 6 months free use of a feature-loaded FEELER FTC-30 FANUC-controlled 2-axis CNC Lathe (certain restrictions apply).  Several raffles will also be held for 8 hours of complementary service & support, as well as for two iPads. To further celebrate the occasion, Methods will hold a traditional Japanese sake-barrel smashing ceremony on May 14th.  Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served through-out the event.  Complementary Event Valet Parking will be provided.

For more information or to register for the event, click here. Please register no later than May 9th.