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GF Machining Solutions



Phone: 847-913-5300
Toll-Free: 800-282-1336
Fax: 847-913-5340

Agie Charmilles, Mikron, System3R, Steptec, Liechti
Please visit: GF Machining Solutions

Mailing Address:
560 Bond St.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069 US



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A Special Message from GF Machining Solutions

GF is all about you!

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Help wanted? Help Yourself!

Skilled labor is becoming harder and harder to find. Fortunately, GF Machining Solutions has a lot of hard workers available for hire, all whom will boost the productivity and capabilities of your existing people. 

When you put together a team of AgieCharmilles EDMs, MIKRON high-performance milling centers and System 3R automation systems, the capacity of each of your programmers and operators increases overnight. 

Contact GF Machining Solutions today to see how hiring technology can reinvigorate and expand your business. 


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Join Us for Solutions Days

We're hosting a special technology and education event called Solutions Days at our Competence Center in Lincolnshire, Illinois. During the event, scheduled for June 17-19*, we'll feature advanced part-processing demonstrations and run a series of manufacturing-based workshops.   

You can expect to see our latest milling, EDM, laser texturing and automation technologies in action as well as have the opportunity to discuss these different forms of part processing with our applications experts.

And if you're interested in learning about new metalworking trends and techniques, we'll run a series of technology and applications-focused workshops. Topics covered in these workshops will include revolutions in high-speed 5-axis machining, how 3DS die-sinking technology can improve tool life and cycle times in mold machining, new developments in laser texturing technology, as well as the latest workholding and automation solutions for the company’s System 3R. 

Additionally, with the skilled labor shortage still being an issue in the manufacturing industry, we'll discuss ways to overcome this challenge through advanced machine tool technology. 

Hope to see you there!

Register today.

*Solutions Days will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19. 

 

Company Profile

GF Machining Solutions is the world's leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and moldmaking industry and to manufacturers of precision components. 

The company's products include EDM systems, milling machines and laser texturing technology, all of which deliver unbeatable speed, efficiency, precision and reliability. Furthermore, the company's technical know-how and considerable understanding of future market requirements drives its pioneering work in the continuous development of new technologies, products and services for helping its customers gain the competitive advantage.  

Furthermore, GF Machining Solutions’ UPTIME+ Service and Support Program further leverages the competitive advantages of its advanced product portfolio through applications expertise, comprehensive training, technical assistance, preventive maintenance, world-class warranty coverage as well as parts and consumables.

Originating in Switzerland in 1861, GF Machining Solutions is part of the Swiss Georg Fischer Group, which has 50 locations worldwide. While Lincolnshire, Illinois is home to the company’s U.S. headquarters, manufacturers can benefit from four application centers located nationwide in Lincolnshire, Illinois; Holliston, Massachusetts; Irvine, California; and Charlotte, North Carolina. 


Product Categories of GF Machining Solutions

  • Automated Pallet Systems
  • Consulting Services
  • EDM Filtration Equipment & Supplies
  • EDM Tooling
  • EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) CNC
  • EDM, Small Hole
  • EDM, Wire Type
  • Electrode Materials, EDM Wire, & Supplies
  • Laser Marking Systems
  • Maintenance & Repair Services
  • Marking & Engraving Machines
  • Milling Machines, Graphite
  • Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
  • Milling Machines, Universal
  • On-Machine Probes
  • Pallet Changers - Automatic
  • Pallet Changers/Shuttles and Programmable Transfer Devices
  • Spindles
  • Tool Holders & Adapters
  • Toolchangers
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

Trade Names

  • +GF+
  • AC Form HMI
  • AgieCharmilles
  • Integrated Vision Unit
  • Intelligent Power Generator
  • Intelligent Tool Measurement
  • Liechti
  • Mikron
  • Smart Machine
  • Step-Tec
  • System 3R
  • Uptime+

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Comprehensive Product Portfolio

Offering milling, EDM, laser and automation technology, GF Machining Solutions has the perfect solution for you.  

World-Class Service and Support

GF Machining Solutions' Uptime+ program has all your service and support needs covered. 

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Purchase a productive GF Machining Solution's product near you.  

Trade Show and Events Calendar

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Product Announcements Provided By GF Machining Solutions

CUT 300 Sp Wire EDM Adapts to Varying Part Heights

MoldTech Wire EDM Series

System 3R TRANSFORMER Automation

CUT 200 Dedicated Wire EDM

FORM 20iRTC Sinker EDM

As seen in MMS

Wire EDMs Equipped with Moldmaking Features
GF Machining Solutions’ AgieCharmilles Cut 200/300 MoldTech series of wire EDMs is designed to meet the needs of moldmakers.

GF Machining Solutions Names Distributor
The dealer will serve Southern Ohio and Kentucky.

Five-Axis Mill Provides Continuous Operation, Increased Spindle Uptime
The Mikron HEM 500U high-efficiency milling machine from GF Machining Solutions includes a 10-position pallet changer and provides high-performance five-axis capabilities for efficient, accurate and reliable production.

Swiss Technology Tour
A recent Switzerland tour organized by the NTMA revealed insights on machine and spindle collision protection, fluids for deep-hole drilling and more.

EDM Drilling Unit Improves Production for Aerospace Manufacturer
This shop utilized a hole-drilling EDM to improve setup time, manage labor hours and provide faster turnaround.

Wire EDM for Jet Engine “Fir Trees”
Advances in wire EDM (electrical discharge machining) technology have made it acceptable for machining critical aerospace parts. It may now become the preferred method for cutting turbine disc “fir trees,” a particularly demanding application that highlights the benefits of this machining process.

Houstex 2015 Preview Slideshow
Click through the slideshow to see a selection of technologies to be displayed at Houstex in advance of the February 24-26 trade show.

GF Machining Solutions Celebrates California Facility
The larger facility enables better support for Western U.S. customers.

GF Machining Solutions Opens New “Center of Competence” Facility in Southern California
The company’s 106,000-square-foot facility includes machine demonstration space, customer training rooms, and resources for sales, service and applications staff for West Coast customers.

GF Machining Solutions to Acquire Liechti Engineering AG
The move is intended to strengthen GF’s presence in the aerospace industry.

GF Machining Solutions Opens Southern California Facility
The “Center of Competence” is intended to better serve the company’s West Coast customers.

Wire EDM Provides In-Process Inspection
GF Machining Solutions will exhibit its CUT 200 Dedicated wire EDM for aerospace, die/mold and medical applications.

GF Machining Solutions Names Heads of Sales
The company’s West Coast and Midwest sales operations will be under new leadership.

HMI Designed for Wire EDM
The AC Cut human-machine interface (HMI) from GF Machining Solutions provides a common language for the company’s Cut line of wire EDM machines.

High-Speed Machining Center for Mold and Die
The Mikron HSM 500 MoldMaster from GF Machining Solutions is intended for a range of mold and die-related applications, such as production of steel mold cores, hot pressing dies and sinker-EDM electrodes.

March 2014 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This slideshow features the machining centers we cover in the Modern Equipment Review Spotlight section in our March issue.

Introducing GF Machining Solutions
Georg Fischer AG, the global industrial firm based in Switzerland, has a new name for the division that supplies well-known brands of electrical discharge machines, high speed milling, automation/tooling, spindles and more.

GF AgieCharmilles to Become GF Machining Solutions
The company is making the change to emphasize the range of products and services it provides.

Five-Axis Milling Machine for Aerospace, Defense
The Mikron HEM 500U high-efficiency milling machine from GF AgieCharmilles offers high-performance five-axis capabilities designed for efficient, accurate cutting of aluminum, alloys and steel.

A Smooth Transition to Five-Axis Machining
A mold manufacturer that specializes in precision, thin-walled container molds chose an integrated approach to establishing an effective five-axis “3 + 2” machining process.