GF AgieCharmilles Marks 60-Year Milestone
The company's latest offerings include new sinker and hole-drilling EDMs.
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GF AgieCharmilles is celebrating 60 years of continuous product development in electrical discharge machining (EDM) with the launch of several new machines.
Founded in Switzerland with North American headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill., the company began EDM research and development for industrial applications in 1952, which led to the company’s first die-sinking EDM machine in 1954 and the launch of the world’s first numerically controlled wire-EDM machine in 1969.
The latest machines to join the company’s EDM product lineup were introduced at IMTS 2012 and include the FORM 20 and FORM 30 sinker EDMs, which feature an all-new AC FORM HMI (human machine interface), FORM 300 Sp high-speed sinker EDM and the DRILL 300 precision hole-drilling EDM. The company also offers three- and five-axis milling machines and laser-texturing solutions.