Fives Giddings & Lewis

Phone: 920-921-9400
Fax: 920-906-2522

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Mailing Address:
142 Doty Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 US

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Giddings & Lewis V 1250
Giddings & Lewis V 1250

New Products

Check out our website for more information on the latest Fives Giddings & Lewis products including the new V Series vertical turning center product line, a Y-axis attachment for vertical turning centers, integrated contouring heads for horizontal boring mills and machining centers and so much more….

New V Series Vertical Turning Centers

Giddings & Lewis' V Series is a productive addition to any shop floor. With features you won't find on other lathes, the standard V Series offers hydrostatic rams for heavy cutting and infinitely-adjustable, dual-scale cross slides that handle a wide range of parts. Save money from the start with the V Lock tooling system that uses standard modular tooling. With G&L quality, local service and support and an affordable price - dare to compare this lathe to any on the market.


Y-Axis attachment cutting compressor housing
Y-Axis attachment cutting compressor housing

Y-Axis Attachment for Vertical Turning Centers

Giddings & Lewis' Y-axis attachment for vertical turning centers adds the capability to machine off-center part features. The Y-axis attachment can mill, drill and tap features on the side of a part.  Watch the animation to see how the added functionality will reduce part setups and cycle times.

Fives Machining Systems 2015 Tradeshows


Westec, Los Angeles, CA, Sept 15 - 17, Booth 709
Aerotech Congress, Seattle, WA, Sept 22 -24
CMTS, Toronto, ON, Canada, Sept 28 - Oct 1


EMO, Milan, Italy, Oct 5 - 10, Hall 3, Stand E12
Wisconsin Mfr Show, Milwaukee, WI, Oct 6 - 8, Booth 913
WITS, Wichita, KS, Oct 20 - 22
NTMA Fall Conference, St Louis, MO, Oct 21 - 24
CAMX, Dallas, TX, Oct 26 - 29, Oct 26 - 29


TRAM, Sheffield, UK, Nov 10 - 11

Company Profile


Fives Giddings & Lewis is an industry leading provider of large high-precision machine tools.  The company, established in 1859, has a long and storied history in the machine tool industry. The only U.S.-based builder of large horizontal machining centers, horizontal boring mills and vertical turning centers, Fives Giddings & Lewis continues its traditions building rigid, multi-functional machines capable of heavy cutting and high accuracy. We invite manufacturers to visit our 400,000 sq ft facility in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. 

Product Categories of Fives Giddings & Lewis

  • Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
  • Boring Machines
  • Facing Tools/Heads
  • Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
  • Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
  • Indexers & Rotary Tables
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Milling Heads/Attachments
  • Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
  • Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
  • Universal Machining Centers

Trade Names

  • Bickford
  • Davis
  • Fadal
  • Fraser
  • Giddings & Lewis
  • Gisholt
  • Gray
  • Kearney & Trecker
  • Warner & Swasey

Deep Links

Request product information

Request information on any Fives Machining Systems product including those from Giddings & Lewis and Cincinnati by clicking on the link and completing the form or emailing us at 

Need Parts - click the link to the Fives Parts Online Store

The Fives Parts Online Store is the only place to get OEM parts for Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis and Fadal machines.

Fives Machining Systems Companies

In 2013 Giddings & Lewis, along with Cincinnati, Forest Liné and Liné Machines joined Fives, a 200 year old French industrial engineering group. Fives (pronounced FEEV) designs and supplies process equipment, production lines and turnkey plants for the world's largest industrial groups in aluminum, steel, glass, automotive and logistics, cement, energy and sugar sectors. Located in nearly 30 countries with more than 7500 employees across six continents, the Fives Group is known for its technological expertise and competence in executing large-scale international projects. The Fives Machining Systems group which includes the newly acquired companies, is dedicate to providing the world's best metal cutting and composites machines and systems.

Forest Liné / Liné Machines

Forest Liné Industries Group, which includes Forest Liné and Liné Machines, joins Cincinnati and Giddings & Lewis in the Fives Machining Systems group, reinforcing the companies leadership position in metalcutting and composites.

Product Announcements Provided By Fives Giddings & Lewis

New Giddings & Lewis V Series

Giddings & Lewis Y-Axis Attachment Adds Off-Centerline Capabilities to VTCs

Fives Giddings & Lewis Adds Larger Integrated Contouring Head

Production Machine & Tool Redefines Large-Part Machining Efficiency

Major Tool Adds Large Part Production Capacity with Cincinnati and Giddings & Lewis Machine Tools

As seen in MMS

VTC Features Hydrostatic Ram for Maximized Rigidity
Fives Giddings and Lewis present the V series of vertical turning centers including the V 800 model.

Traveling-Column, Horizontal Boring Mills Increase Accuracy
Fives Giddings & Lewis introduces a new line of traveling-column, horizontal boring mills (HBMs) said to offer high accuracy and cutting capacity, moving the column in the Z-axis and the tables in the X-axis.

Seven Tips to Ensure Accurate Probing
When used correctly, probing can have significant cost, efficiency and quality benefits.

Vertical Turning Centers Perform Heavy Cutting with Less Friction
The Giddings & Lewis V series available from Fives Machining Systems is a line of vertical turning centers designed for shops that need a multi-purpose lathe capable of handling a range of parts such as pumps, valves, gears, bearings, compressors, wheel hubs, jet engine housings and more.

Off-Centerline Milling, Drilling and Tapping Take Center Stage
Fives brings off-centerline turning, drilling, milling and tapping capabilities to its Giddings & Lewis vertical turning centers with a new Y-axis attachment that combines a C-axis head with table and X- and Z-axes motions.

Integrated Contouring Head for Boring Mills and HMCs
Mag offers an integrated contouring head for horizontal boring mills in 1,250 and 1,600 mm (49.1" and 63") table/pallet sizes and live-spindle horizontal machining centers in 800 to 1,600 mm (31.5" to 63") pallet size.

A Preview of Houstex 2013
This slideshow provides a sneak peek at some of the technologies that will be on display at Houstex 2013.

High-Performance Coolant Formulated for Fracking Pump Parts
Mag’s Cyclo Cool 4000 and 4100 metalworking fluids are formulated for machining stainless and heat-treated steels used in forgings for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) pump parts and similar equipment for the oil and gas industry.

90 Cubic Inches Per Minute in Titanium
Mag says its XTi super profiler is designed to remove metal at impressive rates. Its first two machines are are being used for aerospace applications.

Software Suite for Manufacturing Data Reporting
The Freedom eWare software suite from Mag is a manufacturing data reporting platform designed to provide feedback on availability, performance and quality from any industrial asset on the plant floor.

T-Rex HMC Spindle Designed for Hard Metal Machining
Mag’s high-torque T-Rex spindle is available on four-axis 1250/1600 HMCs.

Larger Equipment Helps Expand Vision
The largest vertical-capacity Carl Zeiss CMM in the Western hemisphere and four large boring mills from MAG Giddings & Lewis prove critical to machining massive wind turbine components at Three-M Tool and Machine.

Minimizing Turnaround Times for Big Parts
The key to success (and the primary challenge) for any job shop is minimizing turnaround time for non-repeating work. This Indiana shop shares some of its strategies for reducing lead times for the various large-scale jobs it encounters.

Big Machining for a Big Gear
Here’s an example in which MAG demonstrates it knows how to use machine tools as well as build them.

End Mills Remove Titanium at High Rates
MAG’s CYCLO CUT Max-Flute end mills machine internal structures in titanium, Inconel and stainless steel components with removal rates ranging to 8"/3 min. with 25 foot-pounds of torque and 9 hp.

Long-Lasting Insert Turns Around Tough Inconel Job
By changing to a hex-shaped turning insert with a 45-degree lead angle, this shop saved thousands of dollars on a difficult Inconel turning application.

Shrink-Fit Toolholder Keeps Mills in Place During Hard Cutting
MAG’s Cyclo Lock shrink-fit tool holders are designed to prevent end mills from pulling out during heavy cuts in titanium, Inconel and other hard metals used in production of high-value parts for the aerospace and heavy equipment industries.

How is Large-Part Machining Different?
A shop serving the wind-power industry illustrates some of the challenges particular to machining massive workpieces.