Join Methods Machine Tools, Inc. for TechFest 2015, where we will feature the latest in machine tool technology and automation, with over 30 machines under power with live demonstrations.
- Introducing our new partnership with 3D Systems!
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today.
- Attend multiple leading edge seminars taught by industry leaders.
- Speak with our application experts to discuss your individual needs.
- *Qualify for a two night stay at Foxwoods Resort and Casino!
Dates, Times and Location
Wednesday, November 4th, and Thursday, November 5th, 2015
From 9am to 5pm
Boston Showroom and Technical Center
71 Union Avenue,
Sudbury, MA 01776
Manufacturers and Machines on Display
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.
|More Information on 3D Systems Machines|
2009 marked Yasda's 80th anniversary. Through the last eighty years Yasda has constantly strived to make the best machines in the world using our highly skilled engineers. A high level of unique engineering expertise has been handed down through the generations to produce the most accurate and reliable machines. Yasda uses their own machines to build Yasda machines. Yasda's daily precision machining of their own parts and performing the most complex test cuts for customers, allows them to put their machines through rigorous testing. This results in innovations that continuously create improved Yasda machines.
Yasda combines the accuracy and durability of their machining centers with the highly skilled craftsmanship of scrapers to achieve unmatched accuracies. Hand scraping is done on all key components including guideways, pallet top surface, spindle housing mounting surface.
Nakamura-Tome is the premier multi-tasking turning center manufacturer, offering more than 20 twin spindle machine configurations. All Nakamura-Tome multi-tasking turning center comes standard with CAMplete simulation software. From raw stock to complete parts in one setup, Nakamura-Tome multi-tasking machines can reduce cycle times and eliminate extra operations.
KIWA MACHINERY CO., LTD. is a high quality machine tool builder in Japan. Worldwide exports of their products to the USA, Mexico and Canada began in 1981. Kiwa is a specialized manufacturer producing 400mm and 500mm horizontal and pallet type vertical machine centers.
FANUC CiA Series Wire EDM machines feature the powerful FANUC 31i-WB Control, extremely reliable auto-thread and a new economy mode for energy and wire usage savings. The ciA-Series machines burn with virtually no re-cast and the AWF has been enhanced to thread while submerged through the gap of a workpiece with a thickness of up to 8".
With over six thousand machines installed in North America, Fanuc RoboDrill has proven itself as possibly the most reliable machining center on the market today! The base design of the RoboDrill addresses the demanding reliability issues of all industries. This machine is built to perform three shifts a day, seven days a week, year in and year out.
|RoboCut C400iA||RoboCut C600iA|
|RoboDrill a-D21LiA 10K||RoboDrill a-D21MiA 10K|
|RoboDrill a-D21MiA 24Kv||RoboDrill a-D21SiA 10K|
Feeler lineup of machines features extensive design and engineering by Methods Machine Tools, Inc. Feeler Machining Centers, Turning Centers, Bridge Mills, and Boring Mills are manufactured to Methods specifications by Fair Friend Group (FFG), the second largest builder of VMC's in the world. FFG has major manufacturing operations in Taiwan, China, Japan, and the US with a current output of over 700 CNC Machine Tools per month. One third of the Feeler workforce is comprised of R&D staff. FFG Feeler Machine Tools have earned a world-class reputation for product excellence and reliability. Feeler Machine Tools: Performance and Value - backed by Methods.
Founded in 1952, Hanwha is a global leader in a broad range of businesses spanning manufacturing & construction, finance, and services & leisure. They are a FORTUNE Global 500 company and the 9th largest business group in Korea, comprising 52 domestic affiliates and global 146 networks. This provides their numerous customers around the globe with the premium products and services they need to do business. They also continue to develop new business opportunities and enhance their overall global competitiveness. Hanwha's aggressive investments are laying the foundation for strong growth and let them contribute to the building of a sustainable future for mankind.
Compared with traditional optical comparators, VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators are competitively priced and offer numerous benefits. VisionGaugeÂ® Digital Optical Comparators:
|300 Series Digital Optical Comparator|
|500 Series Digital Optical Comparator|
|700 Series Digital Optical Comparator|
Current EDM is a leading supplier of high-speed EDM drilling machines. Built completely in Japan, Current EDM continues its commitment to design and develop the most reliable, cost-effective and technically advanced line of EDM drilling machines.
Technical Seminars will be running on both days, following the below schedule. Please be sure to check times; we are running seminars in multiple rooms and some times overlap.
|How Small Shops Break into Automation||Break Room||9am - 10am||John Lucier|
|Unleash the Power of Fanuc's Wire EDM!||Classroom||9am - 10am||Steve Bond|
|The R.O.I. of Tool Pre-setting||Break Room||10am - 11am||Andrew Esposito,
|Simple Approach to Twin Spindle Technology||Classroom||10am - 11am||Rich Parenteau
and Ken Corklin
|Introduction to Zeiss PI - Web||Break Room||11am - 12pm||Todd Wojtoviets,
|The Reshoring Initiative||Classroom||11am - 12:30pm||Keynote: Harry Moser|
|Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) in the Manufacturing World Today||Break Room||12pm - 2pm||Mark Foster,
President of AGI
|The Future of Metal
Additive Manufacturing: Methods 3D
|Classroom||1pm - 3pm||Ben Fisk|
|VisionGauge Comparative Solutions||Break Room||2pm - 3pm||Patric Beauchemin,
President of VisionX
When booking your hotel, please request the Methods Machine Tools rate.
Hotel & Suites
Royal Plaza Hotel
|Holiday Inn Express|
|738 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
|265 Lakeside Avenue
Marlborough, MA 01752
|181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752
|131 Coolidge Street
Hudson, MA 01749
$122/night + tax
(Nov. 1 - Mar. 8)
$127/night + tax
(Mar. 9 - Oct. 31)
$93/night + tax
$82/night + tax
$105/night + tax
Please Note: All corporate rates are subject to "non-last room availability" meaning the hotel may charge their standard rate if they have only a few rooms still available. Please be sure to confirm your rate when making your reservation.Top of Page