Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
65 Union Ave.
Sudbury, MA 01776 US
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|Methods Machine Tools Headquarters in Sudbury, MA|
METHODS REGIONAL TECH CENTERS
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65 Union Avenue Sudbury MA 01776
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The Super NTMX is the world's first system to offer dual 24-tool ATC magazines, a unique design to simplify complex multitasking machining. Full 5-axis milling capability via a Fanuc 31iA5 Control provides high precision and accuracy for manufacturing complex contoured components, including medical, aerospace and more, in large or small volume production. The design of the dual 24-tool ATC magazines, including one for the left spindle and one for the right, enables tools to be separated from a central magazine and placed on the side closer to where they will be used. If 24 tools are insufficient for one side operations or the operator wants to use the same tool for similar operations on both spindles, tools may be used from the left magazine on the right spindle or the right magazine on the left spindle. Further, the programming or process is completely up to the operator and can be easily, fully optimized. The new system offers several features for simplified operations, including easy access and faster set-up via the front location of the ATC Magazines and an easy-to-operate tool spindle. Faster tool changing is provided with the ability to change the inserts without stopping the machine. Minimal programming and checking via the Fanuc control make the Super NTMX easy-to-operate. And for increased profile milling accuracy, the tool spindle gage line is very close to the center of rotation. The Super NTMX includes one lower turret with a 12 station bolt-on turret with index capabilities for a total of 24 available tools. The turret enables turning, drilling, boring, grooving and threading. The dual 24-tool ATC magazines offer a maximum 48-tool capacity. The system provides a left and right spindle with speeds up to 5,000 RPM at 15 / 10 HP, and a 6 inch (150mm) chuck and 2 inch (51mm) bar capacity. A tool spindle is featured at 10 / 5 HP with speeds up to 12,000 RPM. The distance between the spindles is 38.58 inches (980mm) with a maximum turning diameter of 7.67 (195mm) inches and a maximum turning length of 30.70 inches (780mm). The system is offered in a 102 sq. ft. footprint with dimensions (W x L x H) 112.4" (2,855mm) x 132" (3,353mm) 106.2" (2,697mm). The Super NTMX weighs 31,972 lbs (14,500 kg). For more information about Methods Machine Tools Inc., please contact: Mr. Scott McIver, Chairman & Vice President of Product Development, 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388 x506, FAX: (978) 440-9405, Email: email@example.com
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The RoboDrill Med Cell is a complete pre-engineered, fully-integrated production machining cell which automates loading and unloading of medical device parts. The reliable FANUC RoboDrill Machining Center is at the core of the system. The Med Cell has full 5-axis machining capability and is ideal for medical machining applications including short run production of parts in a variety of materials from stainless steel to titanium. The attractively priced, compact Med Cell is designed for simple installation, fast setups and changeovers, operator safety and production flexibility. Featuring an integrated macro chuck, the Med Cell enables different parts to be mounted on the same universal chuck base for maximum versatility. The Med Cell is easily configured to handle virtually any part that will fit in its 6" vise or chuck. The workpiece is pallet mounted, ensuring that parts remain perfectly aligned when moved through other production operations. The Med Cell incorporates a compact, custom engineered drop trunnion rotary table that positions the table faceplate close to the RoboDrill table surface, providing increased rigidity and enhanced accuracy. With a fully integrated FANUC 6-axis robot, the Med Cell automates loading / unloading and minimizes or eliminates a long list of production problems. The high-speed 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC Robot comes complete with grippers, a teaching pendant, and several easily customizable programs. The package also includes fully-interfaced inbound and outbound conveyors and guarding that are customized to receive the integrated macro chuck, for full lights-out automation. The heart of the Med Cell is the RoboDrill Vertical Machining Center which is designed for years of continuous, full 5-axis machining via powerful CAMplete software (optional) for today’s exotic materials and designs. RoboDrill offers a 14-tool (or optional 21-tool) tool changer, 10,000 or 24,000 RPM spindle, torque to 56 ft-lbs, rigid tapping to 5,000 RPM (8,000 RPM optional), accelerations (in X, Y, and Z axes) to 1.5 G, rapid traverses to 2,125 IPM, feed rates to 1,181 IPM (2,362 IPM optional), high-speed reverse tapping, thread milling, 1,000 registerable programs, and 54 work offsets. In addition, the industry-standard FANUC 31i control is operator-friendly and easy to use. The Med Cell can also be modified for use in turning applications in conjunction with a Nakamura CNC lathe. An optional graphite machining package is also available, and a vision system can also be added to identify parts of differing sizes. For more information, please contact Mr. Steve Bond, National Sales Manager, RoboDrill, RoboCut and EDM Products, 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388, FAX: (978) 440-9405, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.methodsmachine.com
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The Super NTY3 Multitasking Turn / Mill Machining Center from Nakamura-Tome is now available in larger capacity “Jumbo” stations. The new Super NTY3 Jumbo Systems feature a 10 inch (254 mm) chuck on the left and right spindles and offer large bar capacities up to 3.15 inches (80mm) on the left and 2.8 inches (71mm) on the right. Ample room is provided for a big swing and a large turning diameter up to 12.8 inches (325mm). Like the Super NTY3, the Jumbo systems offer multi-point machining with process integration, combining turning and milling capabilities in one machine. Offering 100% stock-on turning and machining, the systems virtually eliminate lost productivity due to tool changes. The Super NTY3 Jumbo has three turrets, each with a Y axis, dramatically outperforming single-tool multitasking machines, allowing one-pass complete turning / machining / finishing and reducing part cycle times. The Jumbo Systems are available in two models including the NTY3 Jumbo Super Mill 16 Station Turret (90mm) System and the NTY3 Jumbo Standard 12 Station Turret (100mm) Station. Each model offers extremely rigid turrets with different configurations - the 16 Station Super Mill features 48 milling stations and the 12 Station Standard System provides ½ indexing for 72 stations. Both systems offer 10 / 5 HP and 40 Nm torque and feature accelerating Y-axis total travels of + / - 2.16 inches (54.9mm) or 4.33 inches (110mm). The systems offer either 3,000 or 6,000 RPM milling motors which can simultaneously machine two flat surfaces (top and bottom) on one spindle and one surface on the other. Up to 35/30 HP left and right spindles are available for shaft/work turning. The 12 Station Standard System offers compatible tooling with the current Nakamura WT-300 and TW-20 models. The Super NTY3 Jumbo Systems feature the Fanuc 31iA CNC control with nanometer resolution for smooth movement and improved accuracy. Overload detection and NT Nurse programming / monitoring software are also standard, as is NT Work Navigator (torque-type) software, which further reduces costs by eliminating the need for positioning jigs and fixtures. For more information about Methods Machine Tools Inc., please contact: Mr. Scott McIver, Chairman & Vice President of Product Development,
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A New Source for Additive Manufacturing
Methods Machine Tools Inc. has entered into a partner agreement with 3D Systems to expand its manufacturing equipment portfolio to 3D printing, immediately offering 3D Systems’ full line of professional and production 3D printers and materials.
Methods Machine Tools Names New Tech Support Manager
Tony Campos will be based out of Methods Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona, and will support Methods' customers in western United States and Mexico.
Methods Multitasking Turning Center with Twin Spindles, Automation, and Advanced Software
Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a multitasking turning center, features complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software.
The Y of Multitasking
The Y axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective in multitasking operations.
Methods Machine Tools Appoints New National Sales Manager
Methods Machine Tools Inc. has appointed James Kucharski as national sales manager for Nakamura-Tome in the U.S.
Multitasking Turning Center Offers Long Bed with Subspindle
Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S subspindle machine, a multitasking turning center.
Methods Sponsors Wentworth Institute Capstone Project
Methods Machine Tools Inc. sponsored a senior year capstone project for several electromechanical engineering students. The students designed an infeed system for automated cell projects.
Methods Machine Tools Inc. Now United Grinding Distributor
The company will offer grinding solutions to customers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
KMH Series Horizontal Machining Centers Offer an Integrated Full Rotary B Axis
Methods Machine Tools Inc. has expanded its line of KIWA HMCs.
Methods Adds Distributor
Methods Machine Tools Inc. has announced the addition of OptiPro Systems to its dealer network to represent its complete line of machine tool solutions in upstate New York.
Turning Art into High Precision Parts
Since collaborating with Methods Machine Tools Inc. and implementing its Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers, Honor Med Maskiner Corp. (Elgin, IL) has run more efficient processes.
Nakamura NTJ-100 Features Fast Cycle/Tool Change Time
Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 multitasking turn-mill center can handle low to high volume lots of medical, aerospace, general job shop components and more.
Methods Machine Tools Now Directly Represents Nakamura-Tome In Northwestern U.S.
Methods Machine Tools Inc. now directly represents Nakamura-Tome in the areas of Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
CNC Programming Software Increases Precision and Speed
Programming by hand was once a reality for IM Torneria (Bologna, Italy). However, when projects with complicated components became the norm for the shop, it was obvious to the company that CAM was needed.
Methods' Metal Storm 2014
On June 11 and 12, Methods Machine Tools Inc. hosted Metal Storm 2014—an open house at the company’s recently expanded and renovated headquarters and corporate technology center in Sudbury, Mass.
New Digs for Methods
Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be holding a grand opening at its new, expanded Technology Center in Anaheim, California, on June 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The new 11,40-square-foot Methods facility supports operations in Southern California and is located at 1980 West Corporate Way.
Visiongauge Digital Optical Comparator Provides Five-Axis Inspection and Measurement
Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s VisionGauge digital optical comparator 700 Series developed by VISIONx Inc, features five-axis inspection to efficiently view parts from all sides and angles.
Methods to Host Metal Storm 2014
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. will be hosting its Metal Storm 2014 open house event June 11-12 at the company's recently expanded headquarters and corporate technology center in Sudbury, Mass. The event will feature more than 50 machines under power.
Methods to Host Metal Storm 2014
Methods Machine Tools Inc. is hosting Metal Storm 2014, a major open house event that will take place June 11-12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day at the company's recently expanded, renovated headquarters.
Methods Machine Tools to Hold Grand Opening at San Francisco Tech Center
The new 10,280-square-foot Methods facility has been established to support Northern California, Oregon and Washington.