GF Machining Solutions

560 Bond St.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069 US

Division
AgieCharmilles, Mikron Mill, System 3R, Liechti, Microlution, StepTec

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Company Profile

GF Machining Solutions is a leading provider of machine tools, automation solutions and services to the tool and moldmaking industry as well as precision parts manufacturers in market segments that include aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical and ICT.

Success Story

Companies the world over rely on our machines to take their parts manufacturing to the next level.

GF Machining Solutions Dedicates EDM to Aerospace Machining

GF Machining Solutions' CUT 200 Dedicated wire electrical discharge machine (EDM) is designed for complex aerospace work.

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GF Machining Solutions System 3R Delphin Zero Point

Economical Clamping System Suits T-Slot, Grid-Pattern Tables
The System 3R Delphin Zero Point system from GF Machining Solutions is designed as an affordable clamping system for use during heavy milling operations on a variety of machine tools.

GF Machining Solutions Announces Three New U.S. Distributors
Ellison Technologies, D&R Machinery and Hartwig Inc. now serve GF customers throughout the Northwest and West.

GF Machining Solutions rConnect Central Communications Platform

Platform Offers Remote Machine Tool Analysis, Live Assistance
The rConnect central communications platform from GF Machining Solutions offers in-depth remote machine tool analysis.

GF Machining Solutions Names Canada Distributor
Machine Tool Systems will represent GF Machining Solutions in Canada effective July 16, 2016.

GF AgieCharmilles Cut X series

Wire EDM Series Supports Precision in Complex Parts
Introduced in North America by GF Machining Solutions, the AgieCharmilles Cut X series of Wire EDMs is designed for precision machining of complex parts in high-volume production runs.

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June 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: EDM
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on electric discharge machines, or EDMs.

GF Machining Solutions to Acquire Micromachining Specialist Microlution
The move is part of GF’s expansion strategy to target industries such as aerospace and medical.

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May 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Laser & Waterjet
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machines for laser and waterjet cutting.

GF Machining Solutions AgiesCharmilles Cut E 350

EDM’s HMI Makes Job Management Flexible
GF Machining Solutions offers the AgiesCharmilles Cut E 350, incorporating a range of technologies designed to increase flexibility and accelerate time to market for medical manufacturing.

Saving Energy Synergistically
Energy-saving systems serve as an example of a machine tool functioning as a cyber physical system in which control loops are self-monitoring and self-adapting.

GF Machining Solutions Laser P 400

Laser Texturing Machines Accommodate Micromachined Parts
GF Machining Solutions has expanded its line of laser texturing machines with the Laser P 400 three-axis and Laser P 400U five-axis machines, designed to provide easy, repeatable laser engraving, texturing and structuring for small parts, such as cutting tools, small inserts and micromachined workpieces.

GF Machining Solutions rConnect

Communication Platform Enables Machine Screen Sharing
GF Machining Solutions has introduced rConnect, a central communications platform for the company’s milling, EDM and laser texturing machines.

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March 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on horizontal, vertical and five-axis machining centers.

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GF Machining Solutions Collaborates on Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum
The program uses GF’s Mikron HPM 450U five-axis machining center.

GF Machining Solutions Mikron Mill P 800 U ST

Multifunction Milling Center Performs Four-Axis Turning
GF Machining Solutions introduces the Mikron Mill P 800 U Simultaneous Turning (ST) which provides milling and turning in a single machine.

EDM generator

“Smart” Generator Technology Makes EDM Operation Intuitive
GF Machining Solutions offers four generator features that enable users to input desired burning results into the CNC, and let the system do the rest.

GF Machining Solutions Adds Eight Service Personnel
The additions include seven field service engineers and one refurbishment technician.

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December 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machining centers.

GF Machining Solutions HSM 500 MoldMaster

Machining Center for Die/Mold Ensures Thermal Stability
The HSM 500 MoldMaster (MM) machining center from GF Machining Solutions is designed to produce die/mold-related components, from 58-Rc steel mold cores to hot pressing dies to sinker-EDM electrodes for intricate mold cavities.

AgieCharmilles Form 20 iRTC sinker EDM

Sinker EDM’s Toolchanger Holds 16 Electrodes
The AgieCharmilles Form 20 iRTC sinker EDM from GF Machining Solutions comes with an integrated rotary toolchanger (iRTC) to boost part processing flexibility while increasing capability for continuous, unattended operation.

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
Marking & Engraving
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
Toolchangers
Toolholders
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

Trade Names

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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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Company Profile

GF Machining Solutions is a leading provider of machine tools, automation solutions and services to the tool and moldmaking industry as well as precision parts manufacturers in market segments that include aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical and ICT.   

The company's comprehensive product portfolio encompasses EDM systemsmachining centers and laser texturing solutions, all of which deliver unbeatable speed, efficiency, precision and reliability. Tooling, automation and software solutions are also available to further maximize these machine tools.    

Leveraging the competitive advantages of its equipment, the company's UPTIME+ Service and Support Program offers customers 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. 

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GF Machining Solutions CUT 200 Dedicated

GF Machining Solutions Dedicates EDM to Aerospace Machining

GF Machining Solutions' CUT 200 Dedicated wire electrical discharge machine (EDM) is designed for complex aerospace work. The machine delivers some of the industry’s highest levels of speed, performance, quality and productivity – giving manufacturers more control of production costs.

During the show demonstration, GF Machining Solutions’ new eTracking software will monitor the fir tree cuts and show results in real-time. For manufacturers, the software’s capabilities guarantee traceability for finished parts. The software completes necessary pre-machining checklists, monitors machine data and compares it to reference values. It also monitors consumable parts and control items, monitors machine status and traces data during machining – and transmits all this data to a user-friendly, real-time dashboard. The eTracking function also alerts and confirms preventive maintenance to increase machine up time and efficiency and prevent any unexpected issues.

The CUT 200 Dedicated features a built-in A/B tilt/rotary table to easily cut complex aerospace alloy components such as turbine disks using B-axis rotation and +/- 20-degree A-axis tilt. It also incorporates on-machine, in-process inspection that encompasses a measuring probe and supporting software.

To significantly reduce non-cut times, the CUT 200 Dedicated boasts extremely fast axis speeds and quick wire threading. The latest generation of GF Machining Solutions’ spark generators allows the machine to cut up to speeds of 38"2/hour (400 mm2/min) and up to 30-degree tapers in the Z-axis height, while also producing superior part surface finishes and eliminating recast layers and micro-cracks. Additionally, energy saving functionality and advanced software help reduce operational costs and provide increased system connectivity.

In addition to the aerospace industry, the CUT 200 Dedicated is well suited for controlling production costs in the mold and die, medical and contract machining industries.

 

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Success Story

Companies the world over rely on our machines to take their parts manufacturing to the next level. In fact, Ohio-based Christopher Tool & Manufacturing Co. relies on our milling and EDM technologies to machine zero defect parts for the aerospace industry.

Read the case study.