Methods TechFest 2015 Explores the Future of Manufacturing

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., recently hosted TechFest2015 – “Manufacturing the Future." The two-day event took place at the company's corporate technology center and showroom in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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Methods Machine Tools, Inc., recently hosted TechFest2015 – “Manufacturing the Future." The two-day event took place at the company's corporate technology center and showroom in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The centerpiece of the show was Methods’ recent partnership with 3D Systems, whose full line of professional and production 3D printers and materials Methods now carries.

A new business unit, Methods 3D, has been formed and will be led by Benjamin Fisk, a former Pratt Whitney Technology Manager and Engineer. Fisk will serve as Methods’ General Manager of 3D Additive Manufacturing and is helping to assemble a comprehensive Methods 3D team that will offer sales, installation, service, applications support and spare parts. Methods also plans to add a new 2,000 square foot additive manufacturing lab to its Sudbury headquarters.

In addition to additive manufacturing seminars, sessions included "The Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing: Methods 3D," that detailed 3D Systems advanced technology and how it will complement Methods existing machining solutions. Other sessions included Keynote Speaker Harry Moser's presentation on the Reshoring Initiative, multitasking, wire EDMing, and automation, among others.

Methods also showcased other machine tool partners, totaling over 30 machines under power, who gave live demonstrations, including FANUC, Zeiss, Nakamura-Tome, FEELER, YASDA, KIWA, VisionGauge, Hanwha and Current EDM.

More information about this event is available at methodsmachine.com

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