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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 machi...

Slideshow: Boosting Productivity with EDM

Features such as automatic threading, wear detection and ergonomic controls help to boost productivity in electrical discharge machining (EDM). View this month’s slideshow to learn more.

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.

Attracting the Next Generation while Keeping the Current One Satisfied

Sodick’s recent Smart Technology event showcased new machines as well as screen options designed to attract the next generation.

Bow Machining II

What does a bow say about manufacturing? Quite a bit, actually. Bows from Elite feature trigger parts machined through EDM, composite laminate upper and lower limbs cut with waterjet, and a riser and other components milled out of aluminum on a vert...

Events Highlight New EDMs, Micromachining Technology

Back-to-back events drew hundreds to Makino’s Auburn Hills, Michigan tech center last week for technical presentations, machine demos, networking and more.

Sixty Years of EDM

GF AgieCharmilles has been involved in EDM technology for some 60 years now. Its recent International Technology Show in Losone, Switzerland was a good place to sense the history and current status of this technology.

Don’t Discount the Small Stuff

At least in the short term, the most significant machine design changes aren’t always the most significant difference-makers on the shop floor.

GF AgieCharmilles Becomes a CCAM Member

As part of its membership to the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), GF AgieCharmilles supplied the Prince George County facility with an FO 550 sp die-sinking EDM.

Laser Sintering and EDM: Complementary Processes?

An EDM machine from GF AgieCharmilles proves effective in separating laser-sintered parts from their base plate.

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