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Methods Machine Tools to Host Machine Fest October 4-5

Methods Machine Tools will host Machine Fest on October 4-5 at its national headquarters at 71 Union Ave., Sudbury, MA. Machine Fest will run from 9 AM to 4 PM each day.

Designed to demonstrate the full Methods experience, attendees will get up close to Methods' entire portfolio of 3- and 5-axis CNC platforms, EDM, multitasking lathes, automated and integrated solutions and service and support.

"While Methods has grown coast to coast over the last few decades, New England is our home base," said Brad Catyb, Methods' New England General Manager. "Machine Fest builds on our legacy of open house events here in New England, when we welcome all our customers, partners and anyone else interested in world-class CNC machining to our HQ. Come see how our machines, engineering and services truly set us apart from the competition."

"Attendees will experience more than a dozen live demonstrations, view Methods' full suite of standard automation solutions and have ample opportunities to meet and discuss their production, integration and process management needs with our staff of engineering and service experts," Catyb added.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet with more than a dozen suppliers showcasing their tooling, workholding and accessories. Additionally, guests can visit Methods' one-of-a-kind Precision Center in nearby Acton, MA. The facility, which opened in 2019, houses Methods' advanced engineering and R&D facility, including a climate-controlled lab where cuts are achieved to sub-micron levels.

Machines and solutions featured on site will include:

  • Automation:

Methods Plus E: FANUC RoboDrill featuring fully integrated 32-pallet (400 mm x 600 mm) elevator system within 5.5' x 2.5' floor space.

RoboJob Automation: Machine-tending solution for lathe automation; run by operators of any skill level; will be featured with Nakamura-Tome turning center.

Methods Plus K: FANUC RoboDrill featuring fully integrated rotary carousel system that holds up to 44 extra tool positions and rotary carousel with 60 part/part carrier positions.

Methods Job Shop Cell Collaborative: Mobile collaborative robotic solution for easy loading/unloading parts; to be featured with FANUC RoboDrill.

  • Machine Tools:

FANUC RoboDrill: Fastest, reliable 3-axis, 30-taper machine; expandable to 4- and 5-axis with Methods Engineering Services.

FANUC RoboCut C400iC and C600iC: Two sizes of easy-to-use, easy-to-service wire EDM with new iHMI user interface, enhanced Automatic Wire Feed (AWF3) and all-digital power supply.

Nakamura-Tome WY-150: Twin-spindle, two-turret multitasking machine with 48 tool stations and suitability for bar feeding automation.

OKK HM-X6000: Compact, high-power, 50-taper HMC with O600 mm table. 360° B-axis travel, with direct-turn dual APC and rigidity and power to cut exotic metals.

Nakamura-Tome MX-100: Compact, high-precision multitasking machine with up to 96 tools and advanced Nakamura-Tome SmartX software.

OKK VC-X350: Full 5-axis platform designed with high rigidity for cutting hard metals including titanium and Inconel.

YASDA PX30i: 5-axis machining center holding up to 323 tools and 33-pallet APC, engineered for hardened steel, titanium and Inconel.

Methods MB450U: Full 5-axis, compact Bridge-type platform with 15K, BIG Plus, 40-taper spindle.

KIWA KH4500kai: Ultra-compact horizontal machining center with field expandable ATC and APC.

Methods MV1000H: 3-axis platform with linear rail-type guideway, 1.8 second tool-to-tool.

Weiler E50: Powerful cycle-controlled, conversational CNC universal lathe for large diameters and lengths, with the ability to handle hard materials.

"No matter what machine you run today, or whether you have been a Methods customer for decades or never seen our machines in person, this show will feature everything manufacturers need to evaluate how to take the next, best step for their shops," said George Farrell, Methods Sales Manager for New England.

More information about this free event, including the full list of vendors, seminars and attractions, can be found at

For more information contact:

Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

65 Union Avenue

Sudbury, MA 01776

877-MMT-4CNC (877-668-4262)

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