Open House




Show Drew Approximately 1,500 Attendees
From 450 Companies Throughout North America.

On June 11th and 12th, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, hosted Metal Storm 2014, a major open house / show. The event took place at our recently expanded, renovated headquarters and corporate technology center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Metal Storm is one of the most notable and growing venues of its kind in the U.S. In addition, to do their part in addressing the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers in the U.S. Methods hosted nearly 150 Massachusetts vocational technology students at their headquarters on June 13th, providing demos, tours and discussions on today’s broad array of opportunities for youth in precision manufacturing. When the storm clouds subsided, attendance tallied over 1,500 for the three day period.

Metal Storm 2014 featured over 50 machines under power, including 15 new systems that were rolled out, some of them making their North American debut at the event. Attendees saw live demonstrations on machines such as the new YASDA Precision Machining Centers, new KIWA-Japan Horizontal Machining Centers, Nakamura-Tome Multitasking Turning Centers, FEELER High Performance Milling and Turning Centers, FANUC RoboDrill 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers, FANUC Wire EDM Machines, Current EDM Drilling Machines and VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators. Methods also debuted their new SIGMA TANDEM 6A palletized vertical machining center that provides in one platform tremendous flexibility for job shops and OEMs. SIGMA is one of four quality Italian machine tool builders (SIGMA, JOBS, Sachman and Rambaudi) that Methods is introducing in the U.S.

Methods had manufacturing attendees from all across the country who were able to review their applications and witness firsthand the wide range of new machines, technology and automation solutions they had on display.

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Technical Sessions:

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) in the Manufacturing World Today
  • EDM Precision for Success
  • CAMplete Turn/Mill Technology - the Reality of Developing the Process
  • ROI & Production Benefits of Purchasing Machine Tool Automation
  • 5-Axis Inspection - The New 700 Series VisionGauge
  • Introduction to Jobs
  • Introduction to Sigma
  • Understanding Geometric and Volumetric Accuracy
  • Turnkey Engineering from Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
  • Understanding Design for Maunfacturing & Assembly (DfMA)
  • Digitally Powering Productivity


For over 55 years, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has been North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and solutions - providing superior products, engineering and automation, parts and service.

Our headquarters reside just outside of Boston, Massachusetts with regional offices across the United States and distributors throughout North America. We provide coverage nationwide and beyond.

We support you from conception to completion. You get our team with every machine.