Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in November of 1958, with three employees and a few refurbished machines, Methods has grown into one of the largest, high precision machine tool suppliers in North America. Methods today has roughly 350 employees, eight sales and technology centers and over 35,000 machines installed throughout North America, ranging from EDM machines to sophisticated 5-Axis CNC Machining Centers to state-of-the-art robotics, automation and 3D printing solutions.
Machine tool partners include Nakamura-Tome, Yasda, FANUC, KIWA-Japan and most recently, Niigata Machine. EDM partners include FANUC Wire EDM's and new partner Ocean Technologies Co., Ltd. In addition, Methods 3D, Inc. provides the industry's most advanced 3D printing solutions through 3D Systems and MarkForged. For measurement and inspection solutions, Methods offers Digital Optical Comparators from VISIONx INC.
"We are excited to celebrate our 60th anniversary milestone," said Jerry Rex, president and CEO of Methods. "Our dedicated, experienced team—together with our powerful partnerships—have provided us a strong foundation for serving our customers. We are proud of our heritage and are looking forward to further expand our leading technology solutions in machine tools and automation, including the most proficient ways to apply and support them."
Strategically located across the U.S., Methods Sales and Technology Centers complement an extensive, national network of distributors and dealers, offering the latest technology and automation solutions, machines, training, spare parts and engineering support demanded by manufacturers. In addition, the company has state-of-the-art Automation Centers in three locations as well as 3D printing labs throughout the U.S.