Methods Machine Tools, Inc. , Sudbury, MA, has opened a new Precision Center in Acton, MA. According to the company, the facility was built “for customers who need the ultimate in tight tolerance test cuts.” The company says the center is the first of its kind in North America for precision machining where customers can conveniently test and prove out challenging parts.

The center will enable manufacturers to arrive at the most accurate and efficient machining solutions for complex components, saving them costly trial and error in their operations. Designed and built by Methods, the center offers a state-of-the-art, stringent climate controlled environment that monitors and maintains temperature, air pressure and humidity within the space at all times. To maintain complete environmental stability, the Precision Center features a secured airlock entrance and exit. For ultimate machining stability, the building has one-meter-deep isolation pads with vertical and horizontal steel reinforcements.

“We are very pleased to open this truly state-of-the-art center. It represents a significant investment and will be an extremely valuable resource for the industry, our machine builder partners and customers,” says Jerry Rex, president and CEO of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. “Now North American manufacturers can send parts, tooling and material to our Precision Center without having to go outside the country. Intricate, challenging, tight tolerance and confidential test parts can be made right here in the U.S.”

Methods’ machine tool partners feature: Nakamura-Tome, FANUC, Yasda, KIWA, VisionGauge, Ocean Technologies, Markforged, and Litz Hitech.