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Applications Engineering Methods' applications engineering team is dedicated to resolving customer challenges by integrating customized solutions. With more than 60 engineers nationwide – many with over 30 years of experience in metalworking machining – we're able to deliver complete turnkey solutions for turning, milling, and EDM applications. Our applications engineers clarify and simplify operations by providing help with machine tool selection, programming, test cuts, process design, project management, installation, and support on all of our product lines. State-of-the-art technology and software allows us to program and simulate part manufacturing to ensure optimal results. Integration Methods optimizes machine tools to assist in the development of a full production process or turnkey solution. Regardless of the application, the Methods team will explore viable products and machine options in order to engineer a robust solution that satisfies your needs. Turnkeys encompass multiple elements, including: ▪ Infeed/Outfeed Systems ▪ Fixtures, Tooling and Probes ▪ Cell Controllers ▪ System Controls ▪ Automation ▪ Vision Software ▪ Inspection Methodologies ▪ Production Monitoring Automation Automation solutions will offer the highest potential for increased productivity. With more than 30 automation engineers nationwide, our automation team includes design engineers, control engineers, integration/assembly engineers, field service/installation engineers, and machinists, all of whom continually look for ways to reduce costs and increase production while maintaining high-quality end products. Methods Automation Group has efficiently implemented high-volume automated manufacturing solutions, and experienced great success in designing and selling flexible systems such as "The JobShop Cell" for multiple, lower-volume jobs. Customer Service Methods offers an umbrella of support services – our sales and support centers work with an extensive national network of distributors to offer the technology solutions demanded by customers. State-of-the-art technology centers with machines, training facilities, spare parts, and engineering support are strategically located across the US to offer quick response times with knowledgeable and dedicated Methods staff and factory-trained engineers. With a unique blend of seasoned engineers – each averaging 15 years of experience – our service department guarantees a high level of customer satisfaction, including training, preventative maintenance, spindle repair, and nationwide phone support. Training Understanding that education and training is essential to staying competitive, Methods offers a full range of classes – including machine maintenance, hands-on operation, and ABOUT METHODS 6

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