Methods Machine Tools San Francisco Technology Center Grand Opening
Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation and accessories will hold a Grand Opening at its new Technology Center in San Leandro, California. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The new 10,280 sq.ft. facility has been established to support Northern California, Oregon and Washington. The technology center features the latest machine tools and automation technology, and application experts are based on-site. Machines on display will include Methods’ new line of YASDA Precision Machining Centers, FANUC RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers & RoboCut Wire EDM Machines, FEELER High Performance Machining Centers & Turning Centers, KIWA-Japan Horizontal Machining Centers, metrology solutions including VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators, Tooling, Spare Parts and more.
Live demonstrations of automation solutions will include a RoboDrill JobShop Cell with fully integrated robotic loading / unloading, small hole-drilling on a FANUC RoboDrill, aerospace part machining, KIWA machines that offer expandability in-the-field, EDM wire cutting and more.
The Grand Opening also will feature technical seminars each day. Seminar topics will include Automation Solutions for Machine Shops, Preventative Maintenance, Air Turbine Tools (for RoboDrill's) by John Sizemore of Air Turbine Tools, Anodizing 101 by Joe Osborn of 2 Dye 4, Inc. and 5-Axis Inspection by Patrick Beauchemin of VISIONx. In addition, technical representatives will be on hand and visitors will be able to check out the latest tooling, workholding, software and probing technology products being displayed by participating companies.
“Methods is committed to bringing the best machine tools, solutions and support to the west coast market,” said Fernando R. Garcia, general manager, West Coast Operations at Methods Machine Tools Inc. “We are proud to officially introduce our new facility in California and we are looking forward to having our customers and other manufacturing professionals attend the Grand Opening event.”
Methods will be hosting a raffle that includes two Grand Prizes: one for 6 months' free use of a FANUC 21-Tool 24K spindle RoboDrill; and one for 6 months' free use of a feature-loaded FEELER FTC-30 FANUC-controlled 2-axis CNC Lathe (certain restrictions apply). Several raffles will be held for 8 hours of complementary service/support, as well as for two iPads.
To celebrate the occasion, Methods will hold a traditional Japanese sake-barrel smashing ceremony on May 14th. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served throughout the event. Complementary valet parking will be provided.
650 Whitney Street
San Leandro, California 94577