Methods Machine Tools partners with Ocean Technologies

Methods Machine Tools partners with Ocean Technologies

Offering high-quality, cost-effective EDM drills throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Sudbury, Massachusetts – Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has recently partnered with Ocean Technologies Ltd. Inc. to offer high-quality, cost-effective EDM drills throughout the U.S. and Canada including Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Specializing in small hole EDM drilling, Ocean Technologies excels at applications ranging from simple wire start holes to advanced full 5-axis EDM drilling applications. Known for their high speed and low wear burning technology, Ocean has earned a reputation for high quality, competitively priced EDM drilling solutions.

"We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Ocean Technologies", says Steve Raucci, EDM product manager, Methods Machine Tools Inc. "The Ocean EDM drills broaden our EDM portfolio and are an excellent complement to our line of leading wire EDM machines."

"Due to Methods' extensive EDM technology expertise, existing customer base and distribution depth, teaming up with Methods is a natural fit," says Sunny Liao, owner, Ocean Technologies. "We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship."

The full line of Ocean models range from easy-to-use manual machines to fully programmable 5-axis machines, capable of drilling complex parts. Ocean’s EDM Drills have patented technologies for break-thru detection, and a proprietary HP1+ Power Supply for significantly reduced wear and shorter burn times while reducing energy consumption. The capabilities of Ocean machines include drilling fine holes from 0.004" to 0.25", even in spherical and curved work pieces, on materials such as hard alloy steels or powdered metals. Also, E-Learning software allows new operators to easily run the machines or seasoned operators to review processes on the fly.

Included in the range of Ocean EDM Drills is the compact, entry-level River 300, featuring high-efficiency linear guideways, a 100L Filter and a DI (die electric) System that comes standard. The X-axis travel measures 11.8" (300mm), Y-axis at 7.9" (200mm), Z-axis at 11.8" (300mm) and W-axis at 13.8" (350mm). Table dimensions are 13.8" x 9.9" (350mm x 250mm).

Mid-size Ocean EDM drills include the River 600 6-axis computer-controlled CNC with A/B axis configuration available. The X-axis travel measures 23.6" (600mm), Y-axis at 15.8" (400mm), Z-axis at 15.8" (400mm) and W-axis at 17.7" (450mm). Table dimensions are 23.6" x 15.8" (600mm x 400mm) and a 180L Filter System and DI System comes standard.

For demanding, complex applications, Ocean solutions include the River 1000, featuring 5-axis tool center point (TCP) control drilling capabilities suitable for irregular shaped workpieces or special alloy steel parts. High table capacity allows for a maximum work piece weight of 6,614 lb (3,000kg) with a Tilt Table up to 120°. The X-axis travel measures 39.4" (1,000mm), Y-axis at 47.2" (1,200mm), Z-axis at 39.4" (1,000mm) and W-axis at 27.6" (700mm). Table dimensions are 47.2" x 49.2" (1,200mm x 1,250mm).