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

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Solution Days at GF Machining Solutions

Getting Acquainted with Scott Fosdick
Scott is the new head of Market Region Americas for GF Machining Solutions, the brand that includes Agie Charmilles (EDM and laser texturing), Mikron (high-performance milling), System 3R (automation and tooling) and Leichti (five-axis milling machine for blades and blisks) and Step-Tec (machine tool spindles). I had the opportunity to meet Scott and get acquainted at the company’s Open House “Solutions Days” last week. Here is my report.

GF Machining Solutions Hosts Solutions Days Event
The three-day event offers technology demonstrations and workshops on application topics.

GF Machining Solutions Appoints Regional Marketing Head
Scott Fosdick returns to the United States after 24 years working in Asia.

Wire EDM Continuously Calculates Part Thickness for Accuracy
The AgieCharmilles cut 200 Sp speed edition wire EDM from GF Machining Solutions provides fast spark-to-spark wire threading, energy efficiency and high productivity when cutting parts of variable heights.

Protection System Saves Spindles During Collisions
Collisions on a VMC can cause costly damage to the spindle as well as other machine parts, which prompted GF Machining Solutions to develop its Machine and Spindle Protection (MSP) feature.

June 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: EDM
This month’s product slideshow includes equipment ranging from wire EDMs and consumables to an electrical discharge device for dressing grinding wheels.

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.