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Methods Machine Tools Introduces Nakamura-Tome WY-100V to U.S. Market
New Multitasking Lathe Reduces Cycle Time Up to 30%


SUDBURY, Mass., April 15, 2024 — Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America’s foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation solutions, has released the Nakamura-Tome WY-100V to the U.S. market.

The new two-turret, twin-spindle precision CNC multitasking lathe is the first of the “V series”. New AI-infused software releases, enhanced multi-processing features, and faster simultaneous operations reduce cycle time up to 30 percent.

“The WY-100V has been years in the making as the natural successor to the very successful WY-100II,” said Sergio Tondato, Methods’ Sr. Director of Nakamura-Tome products. “Updates to both hardware and software further raise the precision, speed, and overall operator experience. Like all Nakamura-Tome platforms, the world-class multitasking capabilities lead to superior parts at a lower cost per unit.”


The WY-100V is highlighted by Nakamura-Tome’s unique ChronoCut technology to deliver higher spindle speeds and milling speeds than its predecessor through:

  • 53% faster rigid tap operations.
  • 37% faster part unloading.
  • 22% faster C-axis positioning.
  • 15% faster high-speed spindle synchronization.
  • 11% faster turret indexing.


In addition to ChronoCut, the WY-100V’s NT Smart X control features a new 3D Smart Pro AI programming. The support function provides real-time 3D CAD drawing analysis for program creation for all processes from raw material to finished product.

“Our customers keep coming back to Nakamura-Tome because of their history of superior machine designs, combined with new software innovations, which make it a product of choice for multitasking milling and turning work,” Tondato added.

Methods, which began filling orders for the WY-100V in early 2024, will showcase the machine at the 2024 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).

More information about the Nakamura-Tome WY-100V can be found at

About Methods Machine Tools

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. supplies high-quality, high-precision machine tools, automation solutions, and designs integrated custom machining processes and systems. Headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and in operation since 1958 with nine technical centers and a one-of-a-kind Precision Center, Methods has installed more than 45,000 machine tools throughout North America. For more information, call 877-668-4262.


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