Fives Giddings & Lewis
142 Doty Street
Fond Du Lac , WI 54935 US
Fives Machining Systems
Fives Giddings & Lewis 160 Year Anniversary
Fives Giddings & Lewis Industry Open House June 20th
The 160th Anniversary celebration at Fives Giddings & Lewis is less than one month away! An open house for customers, suppliers and industry peers will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors will participate in facility tours, machine demos and a supplier expo and can look forward to door prizes, food and fun. Tours will start in our famous history hall where participants will learn of the humble beginnings of the Giddings & Lewis brand, and get a glimpse of what the future holds. Guests are asked to pre-register for the event at: https://metal-cutting-composites.fivesgroup.com/news/metal-cutting-composites-events/fives-giddings-lewis-celebrates-160-years.html
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 the furthest away from our Fond du Lac, WI location. To submit a machine for consideration, or for more information on the contest, customers are asked to contact their regional sales manager or Kimberly Prophett (Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The local public is invited to attend a Fives Giddings & Lewis open house on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., where they can take part in a self-guided tour and community brat fry to support the Fond du Lac United Way and Salute the Troops.
About Fives Giddings & Lewis:
What started back in 1859 as a lumber equipment job shop has grown and evolved with the demands of the markets, touching several industries along the way. Fives Giddings & Lewis still stands today in the same location as in 1859, at the corner of Doty and Rees Street. In 1902 we began producing machine tools, starting with engine lathes and boring mills. During WWI and WWII a large portion of the business was in government work as our nation’s defense department and military took first priority. In 1955 the first commercially available CNC was created in partnership with MIT. Current innovations include the Integrated Contouring Head and new Vertical Turning Center and Milling Product Lines. The company has been part of the Fives Group since 2013.
A Message from Fives Giddings & Lewis
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Video: High-Torque Titanium Hogging
Judging from the results of this machining test, the T-Rex horizontal boring machine (HBM) spindle is aptly named.
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.
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.
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.
Video: Blisk Milling
The process seen here uses trochoidal tool paths and cryogenic cooling
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.
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.