Methods Machine Tools Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Methods Machine Tools Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting open houses, holding technology events and introducing new product lines throughout the year.


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Methods 60 Years


This year, Methods Machine Tools Inc., supplier of precision machine tools, automation and additive manufacturing solutions, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in November of 1958, with 3 employees and a few refurbished machines, the company has grown into one of the largest high-precision machine tool suppliers in North America. Methods today has roughly 350 employees, 8 sales and technology centers and more than 35,000 machines installed throughout North America, ranging from EDM machines to 5-Axis CNC Machining Centers to state-of-the-art robotics, automation and 3D printing solutions.

“Staying true to our founder’s vision, we have built an excellent reputation in the machine tool industry by closely partnering with machine builders and customers, as well as providing strong application expertise," says Scott McIver, Methods chairman and 3rd generation owner. "We offer a total service solution from design and applications to engineering, installation, training and unmatched support, to help manufacturers be more profitable, productive and competitive."

Methods' machine tool partners include Nakamura-Tome (multitasking turning centers), Yasda, Fanuc, Kiwa-Japan and most recently, Niigata Machine. EDM partners include Fanuc Wire EDMs and new partner Ocean Technologies Co. Ltd. In addition, Methods 3D Inc. provides 3D printing solutions through 3D Systems and MarkForged. Measurement and inspection solutions include digital optical comparators from Visionx Inc.

"We are excited to celebrate our 60th anniversary milestone," says Jerry Rex, company president & CEO. "Our dedicated, experienced team, together with our powerful partnerships, have provided us a strong foundation for serving our customers. We are proud of our heritage and are looking forward to further expanding our leading technology solutions in machine tools and automation, including the most proficient ways to apply and support them." 

To commemorate this anniversary milestone, the company will be hosting open houses, holding technology events and introducing new product lines throughout the year.