NIIGATA Horizontal Machining Centers are now available from Methods Machine Tools and its associates across North America.

The brand name NIIGATA on a machine tool has stood for Quality, Reliability, and Innovation for more than 100 years. Niigata Machine Techno Co., Ltd. continues the tradition as a world leader in Horizontal Machining Centers. Eliminate risks and increase your profits! Choose machines from the accurate heavy duty boxway “HN” series & “SPN” series to the “N7” – a high-speed, rigid, stationary-column, linear roller guide featured HMC.


Horizontal Machining Centers | Niigata

Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs) are milling machines that feature horizontally oriented spindles that rely on rotary cutters to remove metal from a workpiece. The horizontal design of HMC allows a two-pallet work changer to be incorporated into a space efficient machines for fast production.

5-Axis Machining Centers | Niigata

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.

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Horizontal Machining Centers

  • Box in Box – Ultra Rigid Construction for Increased Cutting Capability at the Top of the Y-Axis for Large Component and Tombstone Work
  • Excellent Spindle Accessibility with New Slant Design Spindle Snout – Achieve More Powerful Cutting with Shorter Tools
  • Three Point Casting with Honeycomb Design Provides a Solid Base Structure for Simple Three Point Leveling


Horizontal Machining Centers


Horizontal Machining Centers


Horizontal Machining Centers


Horizontal Machining Centers


Horizontal Machining Centers


Horizontal Machining Centers


5-Axis Machining Centers


Horizontal Machining Centers

  • Superior Capability of Low Frequency Machining for High Temperature / High Nickel Alloys
  • Box Way, High Rigidity – Heavy Duty Cutting for Power Generation & Aircraft Industries
  • Large Component Envelope is Achieved by Longer Axes Travel
  • Powerful High Torque Geared Spindle
  • Field Expandable ATC Magazine for Continued Growth
  • Optional Pallet Systems for Unmanned Operation


5-Axis Machining Centers

  • 5-Axis Highly Rigid, Heavy Duty HMC Solution for Aircraft, Automotive, Power Generation, Die/Mold, and Semiconductor Industries
  • Heavy Duty Box Way Style
  • Efficient Machining of Complicated-form Components Such as Impellers & Turbine Blades
  • Efficiently Machine 3D Curved Components as Found in Dies and Molds
  • Standard Scale Feedback System Provides Consistent Long Life Dynamic Machine Accuracy


Horizontal Machining Centers

  • V-Sideways Provide Superior Capability of Low Frequency Machining for High Temperature / High Nickel Alloys
  • High Rigidity – Heavy Duty Cutting for Power Generation and Aircraft Industries
  • Superior Stability of Machine Accuracy
  • High Rapid Traverse
  • Superior High Damping Capacity
  • Flexibility for Variety of Production Needs

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