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Methods Machine Tools Inc. Customer Wins Matsuura International Five-Axis Machining Competition
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Methods Machine Tools Inc. Customer Wins Matsuura International Five-Axis Machining Competition

MAC Machine defeats international competitors to win five-axis machining trophy. SUDBURY, MA. U.S.A. (June 4, 2009) - Methods Machine Tools Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, announced today that one of its customers, MAC Machine, has been named the winner of the Matsuura 2008 International Five-Axis Machining Competition. MAC Machine earned the coveted award based on...

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Turn/Mill Centers offer 4- or 6-axis configurations.
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Turn/Mill Centers offer 4- or 6-axis configurations.

Featuring opposed 2-spindle, 2-turret construction, Nakamura-Tome TW-8 Multi-Tasking Centers perform like 2 single-spindle machines. Systems are equipped with 12 rotating, milling tool stations with rotating tool speeds of 4,000 rpm. They provide max turning diameter of 7.5 in., max turning length of 4.5 in., and bar capacity of 1.340 in. on left and right spindle. Optional 6-axis package...

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Vertical Machining Centers feature multi-tasking technology.
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Vertical Machining Centers feature multi-tasking technology.

With CUBLEX technology, Matsuura 5-Axis VMCs integrate turning and grinding functions into 5-axis milling platform. CUBLEX 25 PC 40 features 11.8 in. dia x 9.8 in. H max work size, 5.2 in. pallets, and 40-pallet changer, while CUBLEX 42 PC24 has work envelope of 16.8 in. dia x 14 in. H and 24-pallet changer with 12.8 in. round pallets. Standard spindle speed is 15,000 rpm for CUBLEX 25 and 12,000...

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Methods Announces First Order for KIWA-Japan Machining Center
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Methods Announces First Order for KIWA-Japan Machining Center

SUDBURY, MA. U.S.A. (August 8, 2008) - Methods Machine Tools Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, today announced it has obtained its first order of a KIWA KH-45 Horizontal Machining Center. Only several weeks ago on July 15, Methods was appointed as the exclusive importer of KIWA- Japan Horizontal and Vertical Machining Centers for North America. The KIWA system was...

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Heavy-Duty VMC is built for years of continuous duty.

Featuring FANUC 31i CNC with simultaneous 3- or 4-axis control, FANUC RoboDrill eco(TM) performs high-speed milling, drilling, deburring, and chamfering. Ratings include 1,181 ipm feedrates, 1,890 ipm traverses, and 1.5 G acceleration. Also capable of rigid tapping to 5,000 rpm and high-speed reverse tapping, 30-taper VMC has 19.7 x 15.7 x 12.9 in. working cube and employs 14.75 hp, 10,000 rpm...

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Wire EDM Machine suits general and medical production.

Employing twin AC servo wire tensioning system and auto wire feed system, iMed uses 0.004-0.012 in. standard brass wire and is configured for continuous-duty production of aerospace components, medical instruments, and implants. Components include heavy-duty anti-electrolysis power supply, inverter-controlled DI chiller, AC servo-controlled water level for work tank, and CNC controller. Cutting...

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Machining Cell suits small to medium size job shops.
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Machining Cell suits small to medium size job shops.

Combining RoboDrill Vertical Machining Center with FANUC 6-axis robot for automated loading/unloading, JobShop Cell handles any part that fits in its 6 in. vise/chuck and features inbound and outbound conveyors and guarding. Work-handling interface accommodates hydraulic/pneumatic workholding options. FANUC RoboDrill VMC offers 14-tool tool changer, torque to 56 ft-lb, rigid tapping to 5,000 rpm,...

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