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Machine Fest 2023 – Open House Event

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Turning the Spindles & Tables

See the world’s most advanced CNC machines, more than 15 live demonstrations, more than 20 industry vendors, and speak with Methods experts at our Chicago-area location.

“The pace of growth we’re seeing in our region combined with the expansion of our products and services portfolios makes this an exciting time to welcome manufacturers from all industries to Gilberts,” said Mike James, Methods’ General Manager for Illinois and Wisconsin

More than Machines – Solutions

That’s what we do. Discover new ways to reduce downtime, increase throughput, and achieve closer tolerances. That’s the Methods difference.


Industry leaders will be hosting multiple technical seminars and sharing best practices.


Individual product demonstrations over the two days.


Speak with our experts about automation and other production applications.

More than 20 Machines and Automation Solutions on Display


FANUC Robodrill Job Shop Cell (LR Mate)
CRX Collaborative Cart for Mobile Automation
RoboJob Cell, Loading Nakamura-Tome WY100
FANUC M710 Robot on a Rail Serving Multiple Nakamura-Tome Turning Machines
Erowa Automated Pallet Changing System on OKK 5-Axis VMC
Yasda PX30i w/ 33 Pallet Changing System

Machine Tools
  • FANUC C400iC RoboCut EDM
  • FANUC C600iC RoboCut EDM
  • FANUC D21MiB5-10K-ADV RoboDrill
  • FANUC D21LiB5+10K-ADV RoboDrill (Plus Control)
  • FANUC D21MiB5-24K ADV RoboDrill  (Häberle 5-Axis Table)
  • FANUC D21SiB5-10K-ADV RoboDrill (Job Shop Cell – Integrated Fanuc LR Mate Robot)
  • FANUC D21SiB5-24K-ADV RoboDrill
  • Kiwa KH4500KAI – 400-500mm Horizontal Machining Center
  • Methods MB650U – Bridge Style 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center
  • Methods MV-800H – 30×20 Vertical Machining Center
  • Nakamura-Tome AS200MY – 3-Axis Turning Center w/Y-Axis
  • Nakamura-Tome SC100X2- 4-Axis Turning Center w/Unique Superimposed Machining
    between Left and Right Spindle
  • Nakamura-Tome SC-300iiL- 3-Axis Turning Center
    w/ Programmable Steady Rest
  • Nakamura-Tome  MX-100 –  High Precision B-Axis Multitasking Machine with Lower Turret and Dual Opposing Spindles
  • Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 –  High Precision B-Axis Multitasking Machine with Dual Opposing Spindles
  • Nakamura-Tome NTY3-150 – 3 Turret / 3 Y-Axis Multitasking Machine
  • Nakamura-Tome WY100  – 2 Turret / 2 Y-Axis Multitasking Machine, Dual Opposed Spindles
  • OKK HMC500 – 500mm Horizontal Machining Center
  • OKK VC-X500 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center w/Erowa Pallet System Integration
  • Yasda PX-30i – 5-Axis High Precision Vertical Machining Center w/ 33 Station Pallet Changer
  • Yasda YBM640 – High Precision Mold & Die Spec’d Vertical Machining Center
  • Weiler E50 – Powerful Conversational CNC Universal Lathe for Large Diameters and Lengths
  • Beamer Laser Marking


4 Seminars Daily

New showings from Mastercam, Hexagon/ESPIRIT, Caron Engineering, and BK Micro

Meet with Tooling, Workholding, and Accessories Providers

In addition to the Methods team, meet with our fantastic partners from the following providers.

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