Methods Brand 3-Axis Vertical and 5-Axis Bridge Type Machining Centers are made to Methods’ design and engineering standards by Litz Hitech Corp., a reputable, well-established, quality machine tool builder and are fully backed by Methods industry-leading technical service and parts support. Method Machining Centers are affordable, mid-range, best-in-class products providing durability, accuracy and long term reliability.
Vertical Machining Centers | Methods
Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs), a machine shop staple, are milling machines that feature vertically oriented spindles that approach workpieces mounted on their table from above and commonly perform 3-Axis machining operations. Milling is a machining process of using rotary cutters to remove metal from a workpiece.
5-Axis Machining Centers | Methods
5-Axis Machining Centers have the ability to move a part or a tool on five different axes at the same time. These machining centers are able to rotate on two additional rotary axes, often identified as A and B, which in turn help the cutting tool approach the part from all directions. These axes are used to smoothly follow a contoured surface, making the 5-Axis machine prevalent in the aerospace industry.