Fives Giddings & Lewis

142 Doty Street
Fond Du Lac , WI 54935 US

Fives Machining Systems

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  Fives Giddings & Lewis is an industry leading provider of large high-precision machine tools.

Fives Giddings & Lewis Industry Open House June 20th

The 160th Anniversary celebration at Fives Giddings & Lewis is less than one month away!

Fives Provides Updated Solution to Giddings & Lewis 8000 Control

April 2019 – Fives and its Machine Tool Services & Solutions team have the upgrade that exceeds expectations.

Fives Giddings & Lewis to Celebrate 160 Years!

FOND DU LAC, Wis., January, 2019 – 2019 is a big year for Fives Giddings & Lewis as it celebrates its 160th anniversary, with a special celebration happening this summer.

Giddings & Lewis Spindle Speed Oscillation Control

Giddings & Lewis Spindle Speed Oscillation Control provides a means of automatically varying the spindle speed from the part program.

Integrated Contouring Head Machines Reduce Setups and Cycle Times

Versatile Fives Integrated Contouring Head Machines Reduce Setups and Cycle Times   The Integrated Contouring Head (ICH) combines a live spindle and contouring head into one headstock.

Mill and Turn Fluid Ends on One Machine with Giddings & Lewis

Mill and Turn Fluid Ends on One Machine with a Giddings & Lewis Integrated Contouring Head (ICH) Boring Mill The Giddings & Lewis ICH boring mill incorporates a contouring head and quill spindle in one headstock.

Introducing Giddings & Lewis Performance T-bed

Fives introduces the Giddings & Lewis Performance T-bed horizontal boring mill The Giddings & Lewis Performance T-bed adds capacity and capabilities to the T-bed HBM introduced last year.

New Giddings & Lewis Machines With Job Shop Appeal

New Giddings & Lewis Machines With Job Shop Appeal Job shops told us the features,capabilities and price they wanted in their machine tools and we listened.

New Giddings & Lewis Vertical Turning Centers

Giddings & Lewis V Series 800 mm – 2.5 m vertical turning centers have features you won't find on other lathes.

Innovative and Productive Heads and Attachments

Y-axis attachments for vertical turning centers, integrated contouring heads which combine a live spindle and contouring head in one headstock and high torque T-Rex spindles that set the record for titanium removal are just a few of the innovative machine tool heads and attachments from Fives Giddings & Lewis.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

New Control Adds Accuracy, Flexibility to Old Machine Tool

New Control Adds Accuracy, Flexibility to Old Machine Tool
A legacy boring-mill machine retrofitted with a new FANUC control can hold tighter tolerances and accommodate rapid travel rates for faster machining.

A large T-Bed horizontal boring mill on the floor of teh 160-year-old Giddings & Lewis machine tool plant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

4 Examples of American Machining Evolution
A tour of this 160-year-old machine tool manufacturing plant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, highlighted the progress of both the company and machining technology in general since the dawn of “Industry 1.0.”

Fives Giddings & Lewis Celebrating 160th Anniversary
As part of the year-long celebration of events in 2019, Fives Giddings & Lewis is searching for the oldest Giddings & Lewis machine still in production, as well as the machine that is located the furthest away from Fond du Lac.

Giddings & Lewis V 1600 model VTL ​​​​​​​

For the New Giddings & Lewis V-Series VTL, the "V" Stands for "Value"
The new V-1600 vertical lathe from Fives Giddings & Lewis supports the company’s reputation for a solid machining platform and operational versatility.The company expects this model to be popular with jet engine manufacturers.

V 1600 mid-range 1600 mm table vertical lathe

Vertical Lathe's Hydrostatic Rams Contribute to Better Finishes
IMTS 2018: Fives Giddings & Lewis is displaying the V 1600, a mid-range 1,600-mm table vertical lathe from the V series product line.

Autodesk Smart MFG stage on a truck bed.

Autodesk Introduces PowerMill 2019 and Fusion Production at Its Smart Manufacturing Celebration Event
Autodesk’s Smart Manufacturing Celebration showcased enhancements to PowerMIll  2019, the latest release of its flagship CAM programming systems, and demonstrated the integration of production scheduling, job tracking and machine monitoring.  

Fives Giddings & Lewis T-bed horizontal boring mill

T-Bed Improves Versatility with Programmable Boring Bars
The Giddings & Lewis T-bed horizontal boring mill is available with a range of contouring heads and programmable boring bars.

heavy titanium machining with high-torque spindle

Video: High-Torque Titanium Hogging
Judging from the results of this machining test, the T-Rex horizontal boring machine (HBM) spindle is aptly named.

T-Rex spindle hogging titanium

On Power, Torque, Speed and Hogging Titanium
The T-Rex spindle from Fives Giddings & Lewis is designed for high-torque and low-speed cutting critical for hogging titanium.

Single point probe

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

The Giddings & Lewis V series

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.

Mag integrated contouring head

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.

Johnford ST-80 CH turning center from Absolute Machine Tools

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

Video: Blisk Milling
The process seen here uses trochoidal tool paths and cryogenic cooling

Mag Cyclo Cool

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.

Mag's high-torque T-Rex spindle

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.

Ryazan CNC lathe

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.

Product Categories of Fives Giddings & Lewis

Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
Boring Machines
Boring Tools & Heads for Machining Centers
Composite Forming
Conference, Seminar or Exhibition Organizers
Consulting Services
Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
Facing Tools/Heads
Grinding Wheels & Belts
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Indexers & Rotary Tables
Leasing & Financing Services
Machining Services
Maintenance & Repair
Milling Heads/Attachments
Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
Milling Machines, Universal
Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
Sawing Machines, Other
Tool Condition Monitoring Systems
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

Trade Names

Giddings & Lewis
Kearney & Trecker
Warner & Swasey