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Methods Machine Tools Announces Partnership with Ocean Technologies

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North American supplier of precision machine tools and automation, recently partnered with Ocean Technologies Ltd. Inc. to offer high-quality, cost-effective EDM drills throughout the U.S.

"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," said a company spokesperson. "Known for its high speed and low wear burning technology, Ocean has earned a reputation for high quality, competitively priced EDM drilling solutions."

"We are pleased to announce our partnership with Ocean Technologies," said 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 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-through detection, and a proprietary HP1+ power supply for 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 workpieces, 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 come 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 workpieces or special alloy steel parts. Its flexible working range is suitable for all kinds of aero-engine blades and aero-engine diffusers. High table capacity allows for a maximum workpiece 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).

For more information contact:

Steve Raucci

EDM Product Manager

Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

65 Union Avenue

Sudbury, MA 01776


OPT, Inc.

28 Engelhard Drive, Suite B

Monroe Township, NJ 08831


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