Methods Machine Tools Inc.

65 Union Ave.
Sudbury, MA 01776 US

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For over 50 years, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has led the introduction of game-changing machine tools and productivity technology to progressive manufacturers.

As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

Niigata machine

Methods Machine Tools Partners with Niigata
Methods Machine Tools Inc. has announced it has entered into an agreement to represent Niigata Machine Techno Inc. throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.

Sergio Tondato

Methods Machine Tools Appoints Nakamura-Tome Product Manager
Methods Machine Tools announced that Sergio Tondato has been appointed as Nakamura-Tome Product Manager.

colage of molds

IMTS 2018: Process,Technology and Service Advancements
Advancements in automation and digital manufacturing took center stage during IMTS last week, but developments in additive manufacturing, cutter technology, machining solutions, simulation software, EDM, laser technology and customer service were other hot items.

Matthew Sheehan

Methods Machine Names New Director of Financial Services
Methods is excited to welcome Matthew Sheehan to its finance department.

Heidenhain Visual Setup Control system

Automation and Connectivity Drive Machine-Tool Innovations
Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.

Mazak Variaxis i-300 five axis vertical machining center

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Machining
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including machining.

Methods technology event

Methods Machine Tools Celebrates 60 Years in Business in 2018
Methods Machine Tools celebrates its 60th anniversary by looking back on how it has grown as a company.

Makino Edge2 EDM machine

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: EDM
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including EDM.

Figure of Methods Machine Tools automation cell

Robotics Work on 3D Parts to Increase Throughput in Automation Cell
Automation cell from Methods Machine Tools Inc. integrates 3D-printed parts with post-process machining operations

modular clamping system

Technology Tuesday: Automation Fuels Productivity
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday blog to see ways in which automation is boosting productivity and efficiency in moldmaking.

okuma machine

Technology Showcase: Case Studies, Part 2
For the many differences between moldmaking companies that I’ve observed, there are just as many similarities, and by that I mean challenges shared. You may find some solutions here.

Methods to Host Advanced Hard Milling and High Speed Machining Expo
Event will be held on March 29 and 30, and is designed to demonstrate and educate attendees on how to achieve unprecedented precision, surface finish and productivity.

Methods Machine Tools to Exhibit and Present at Automate 2017
Methods Machine Tools will demonstrate post-processing applications and presenting a conference session on automation at Automate 2017.

tomographs

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Inspection and Measurement
Looking to step up your best practices for verification of the molds and parts you manufacture? Check out our slideshow for highlights of some of the latest inspection and measurement equipment introduced in the last year.

Makino

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, EDM
This week’s Technology Showcase is all EDM, with several new products on the market that were introduced during 2016.

verisurf software

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Inspection and Measurement
No matter what size moldmaking operation you may own or work at, you need inspection and measurement at critical stages of the process to drive efficiencies and profitability. So here are a few of the latest products we’ve heard about that you may also wish to see.

3D inspection

Methods 3d Announces New U.S. Additive Manufacturing Labs
Methods 3D, Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Methods Machine Tools, Inc., continues to broaden its presence in 3D printing through the completion of seven additive manufacturing laboratories strategically located across the U.S.

Methods Machine Tools Yasda YBM 9150 CNC jig borer

CNC Jig Borer Offers Ample Work Envelope for Moldmaking
Despite its space-saving footprint, the three-axis Yasda YBM 9150 CNC jig borer, available from Methods Machine Tools, features a large work envelope and XYZ-axis travel of 61" × 37" × 18" (1,500 × 900 × 540 mm), making it well-suited for applications such as mold bases.

Five-Axis Solution to High Mold Surface Finish Accuracy
A five-axis vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine that offers the exceptionally high accuracy needed for moldmaking.

Yasda YBM Vi40

Five-Axis Machining Eliminates LSR Flash
Sometimes taking a different view of a problem can bring about a successful solution.

Product Categories of Methods Machine Tools Inc.

Boring Machines
CNC Software
Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs)
Drilling Machines
Five-Axis Machining Centers
Graphite Electrode Machines
High-Speed Machining Centers
Horizontal Machining Centers
Lathe Tooling and Accessories
Lathes
Loading/Unloading systems
Machine Controls
Machining Cells/Work Cells
Milling Machines
Multi-Tasking Machines
Optical Measuring Systems
Pallet Changers
Robots
Sinker EDM
Small Hole EDM, or "Hole Popper"
Toolchangers
Vertical Machining Centers
Vision Systems
Wire EDM