Methods to Host Metal Storm 2014
30. April 2014
Besides having more than 50 machines under power, Methods Machine Tools' Metal Storm 2014 will feature a series of technical seminars.
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. will be hosting Metal Storm 2014, an open house event that will take place June 11-12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day at the company's recently expanded, renovated headquarters and corporate technology center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury, Mass. The event will feature more than 50 machines under power.
This year, Methods will showcase several Nakamura models, including the new AS-200 multitasking turning center featuring a single spindle, single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine. New Feeler models will include the FT-250SY 4-axis turning center that is making its North American debut at the event, as well as the new SBM 2000 universal milling machine with articulated head and integrated 4th axis. The Feeler line includes vertical machining centers and turning centers including vertical turning lathes and bridge/boring mills, all which will be demonstrated at Metal Storm. Also on display will be Yasda machining centers, a newly expanded line of Kiwa horizontal machining centers, numerous Fanuc D-Series RoboDrills and RoboCut EDM machines, and several pre-engineered automation solutions.
Metrology solutions will include demonstrations of Carl Zeiss CMM’s and surface/roundness checking machines, and the VisionGauge digital optical comparator 300, 500 and new 700 Series. The VisionGauge 700 Series is a full 5-Axis inspection and measurement system developed for the aerospace industry.
Attendees are also invited to participate in a series of technical seminars conducted throughout the two-day event by manufacturing industry experts in automotive, aerospace, automation and more on key topics including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, EDM solutions, CAMplete turn/mill technology and selecting the right turning machine, choosing the best automation solution, 5-axis inspection, turnkey engineering solutions, understanding design for manufacturing and assembly and more.
Methods will partner with several of its suppliers to feature bar feeders, chip management, rotary tables, power holders, expendable tooling, toolholders, workholding, tool and part probes, high pressure coolant systems, tool monitoring, FMS pallet systems, metrology, air filtration/mist collectors, EDM tooling and consumables, tool presetters, coolant, CAD/CAM systems, and tooling and post processing software.
“Metal Storm offers manufacturers an opportunity to discuss their applications and see the latest machine tool and automation technology in a more casual environment than a traditional trade show,” says Bryon Deysher, president & CEO, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. Metal Storm typically attracts more than 1,500 people from approximately 450 companies located throughout North America.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event, and lunch will be served each day. Methods requests registration no later than June 10.