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Featured on new GF Machining Solutions’ CUT P Pro Series wire EDMs, the iWire function works in tandem with the company’s Intelligent Spark Protection System (ISPS), both of which are part of the company’s Uniqua control.
All CUT P Pro Series machines optimize production for electronics, automotive, medical and mold and die manufacturers with more than 600 pre-programmed cutting processes. On the CUT P 550 Pro, these cover a wide range of parts from less than 0.04" to 15.75" (less than 1 mm to 400 mm) in height and weights up to 3,307 lb (1,500 kg), in…
The machine’s repeatability and top quality result from a pure atmosphere during printing, a consistently low-oxygen environment with fewer than 25 parts per million. This solution ensures excellent microstructures, very high material density and stable mechanical properties.
As with all of GF Machining Solutions’ LASER machines, the LASER P 400 series offers repeatable high performance, consistent accuracy and unvarying quality. Fully digitized texturing makes it easy to texture, mark, engrave and add functional surfaces to parts, molds and dies, even when dealing with complex 3D parts.
The AgieCharmilles CUT P Pro series of wire-cutting EDM machines is designed for increased productivity, always available and ideal for every application with the largest technology database. The series includes the CUT P 350 Pro, the 550 Pro and the 800 Pro with robust designs and intuitive HMI as well as several automation options for lights-…
The Microlution ML-5 is optimized for micro-scale holemaking and fine cutting, which it performs without creating any heat-affected zones. The machine’s compact, high- performance, ultrafast femto laser reduces cycle times and tooling costs to enable the production of precision parts in seconds.
The Mikron MILL P 800 U S allows shops to machine components fully on a single machine and eliminate transfer-related part errors, along with stacked tolerances, for enhanced quality of finished parts. This scalable solution is perfectly suited for automation, with a smaller footprint compared to the Mikron MILL P 800 U. This makes it the ideal…
The Success Packs, available in the tiered levels Bronze, Bronze +, Silver or Silver +, are designed to improve machine lifecycles, maximise ROI, and offer a direct line to GF Machining Solutions experts, enabling customers to achieve their desired business growth and maximize their productivity goals. Each Success Pack is customized to a specific…
GF Machining Solutions offers eight WPT 1+ models. Shops can start with a single magazine unit and then add one more as production needs change. The systems easily serve one or two machines within in a production cell thanks to the flexibility of the magazine capacities and its variants (Light, Heavy or a Rotary magazine), along with fully…
The Mikron MILL E 500 U’s powerful 20,000-rpm Step-Tec spindle tackles both rough milling and drilling operations and increases metal removal rates by 20 percent over previous models. Its rigid, stable C-frame cast iron construction reduces vibrations for increased precision and repeatability, while large guideways, a double side-supported rotary…
High-performance Step-Tec spindles are built for all milling operations from roughing to fine surface finishing. With advanced hybrid ball bearings and thermally robust hybrid cylindrical roller bearings, the spindles enable milling with extra-long tools while delivering aggressive material removal rates at high feed rates. GF Machining Solutions…
As part of its continued effort to provide customers with highly productive turnkey manufacturing systems, GF Machining Solutions has developed a number of model machining cells to showcase its comprehensive range of total manufacturing solutions. These models demonstrate everything from simple pairs of machines and robots to mixed- machine…
For jet engine and power generation turbine blades up to 1.4 meters in length, the Liechti Turbomill 1400 g from GF Machining Solutions produces high-quality finished part surfaces that require minimal polishing and less benchwork than those processed on general-application machines. To provide fast, cost-efficient production, the Turbomill 1400 g…
Wire-cutting electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a mature technology, but GF Machining Solutions continues to push the limits of EDM with the new AgieCharmilles CUT AM 500 horizontal wire EDM. This fast, precise and automation-ready machine is dedicated to metal additive manufacturing (AM), making it easy to separate additively manufactured…
GF Machining Solutions has introduced the Spark Track technology for wire EDMs. Spark Track, powered by the company’s Intelligent Spark Protection System (ISPS) module, prevents wire breakage that occurs when cutting irregularly shaped workpiece features. With Spark Track technology and the ISPS module, wire EDM users gain secure and uninterrupted…
The GF Machining Solutions Microlution ML-10 is a femtosecond solution for industries ranging from automotive to medical. As an economical and highly capable micron-scale machining system, the ML-10 performs microscale holemaking and fine cutting without the creation of heat affected zones (HAZ). The machine’s compact, high-performance, ultrafast…
GF Machining Solutions offers the Microlution MLDS, the next generation in femtosecond laser processing systems. The dual-station/dual-part laser machining center provides extremely high laser “on time” via measurement and
loading functions performed as parallel processes alongside machining operations.
Targeting the medical industry, the GF Machining Solutions Microlution MLTC is an ultrafast laser that provides manufacturers with exceptionally precise holemaking in metal and polymer tubes. As an economical and technically advanced micron-scale machining system, the MLTC is optimized for microscale holemaking and fine cutting without the…
GF Machining Solutions announces the availability of its AgieCharmilles CUT C 350 and CUT C 600 wire EDMs for U.S. manufacturers that want high performance with low operating costs. At a $99,000 starting price point, the machines are not only cost-effective, but also provide optimized cutting speeds and reliable accuracy, while their AC CUT HMI 2…
Shops that need a highly efficient digital solution to surface texturing for product design and moldmaking will gain new levels of design quality and productivity with the new AgieCharmilles LASER S series from GF Machining Solutions. This all-in-one texturing solution applies designs to challenging surfaces while it controls cost per part, cuts…
With their powerful and dynamic material removal capabilities and high stiffness, the Mikron MILL P 500 U (pictured) and MILL P 800 U enable continuous machining of complex shapes and tough materials while shortening process time. Their advanced thermal stability ensures reliable precision over long machining periods. Furthermore, they deliver…
The information and communications technology (ICT) and automotive sectors requiring graphite molds for glass end products and graphite electrodes present distinct challenges in terms of surface finish, precision, process reliability and productivity. GF Machining Solutions’ high-speed Mikron MILL S 400/500 GRAPHITE and Mikron HSM 500 GRAPHITE are…
To meet the demanding mold and die machining needs of high-tech industries, GF Machining Solutions has unveiled the new Mikron HSM 500 Graphite high-speed mill. The system combines the features of a dedicated graphite machine with the flexibility of the company’s HSM 500 high-speed milling platform.
GF Machining Solutions says its new FORM P 350 die sinking EDM features precision-enhancing design qualities along with several integrated technologies to enable shops to easily enhance productivity and profitability.
GF Machining Solutions’ new compact FORM E 350 machine is a suitable die sinking EDM solution for small shops. Even with a small footprint, the machine still boasts several design and performance features that enhance a shop’s competitive advantage.
GF Machining Solutions says its new AgieCharmilles CUT P Series of wire EDMs provides users precise positioning and contouring capabilities for enhanced part quality and productivity. The CUT P 350/550/800/1250 machines feature efficient power generators, robust designs and intuitive human-machine interfaces (HMIs), as well as several automation…
The System 3R Delphin Zero Point system from GF Machining Solutions provides an affordable clamping system for use during heavy milling operations on a variety of machine tools. With the Delphin system, manufacturers can increase their overall productivity by streamlining setups and reducing machine idle time.
The Mikron MILL P 800 U ST is the first machine tool from GF Machining Solutions LLC to combine milling and 4-axis simultaneous turning in a single clamping. The machine has a 20,000-rpm HSK T63 spindle. Water-cooled torque motors on the A and C axes ensure accuracy and stability, while speed is enhanced through the axes’ 0.3-second clamp time in…
GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, Ill., today announced the expansion of its line of laser texturing solutions with the LASER P 400 3-axis machine and LASER P 400U 5-axis machines. The machines provide easy, repeatable laser engraving texturing and structuring for small parts, such as for watches, jewelry, cutting tools, small inserts and…
GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, Ill., this week introduced rConnect, a new central communications platform for the company’s milling, EDM and laser texturing machines. Advancing the Industry 4.0 vision of the smart factory of the future, rConnect offers the industry’s most in-depth remote machine tool analysis, according to a Jan. 20 news…
Through its rotary tilting table, the Mikron HEM 500 U from GF Machining Solutions enables 5-axis machining in one setup. The machine comes standard with a 12,000-rpm, ISO-B40 spindle and 30-tool magazine that provides a 2-second chip-to-chip time.
GF Machining Solutions has introduced the AgieCharmilles CUT 200/300 MoldTech series of wire EDMs that meets the specific needs of moldmakers.
GF Machining Solutions designed its new Mikron HSM 500 MoldMaster (MM) high-speed milling machine with today's mold and die makers in mind.
GF Machining Solutions has announced the System 3R TRANSFORMER, a modular automation system designed to integrate with a variety of technologies.
Ideal for machining aluminum, alloy and steel parts, the 5-axis HEM 500U from GF AgieCharmilles features a highly dynamic 12,000-rpm spindle and 30-tool magazine that provides a 2-second chip-to-chip time for high-speed continuous milling operations and increased spindle uptime.
GF AgieCharmilles' Mikron HSM 20U LP (linear performance) milling machine is available in 3- and 5-axis versions and can produce parts via simultaneous 5-axis high-speed machining. The machine's 50,000-rpm, 11.4-hp Step-Tec spindle assists in imparting surface finishes as fine as 0.05µm R<sub>a</sub>. The machine has linear…
The new high-tech, high-speed MIKRON HSM 200U LP milling machine is available from GF AgieCharmilles.
With its new LASER 4000 5Ax, GF AgieCharmilles now claims to offer the largest laser-texturing machine on the market.
With its new MIKRON HEM 800 three-axis vertical machining center, GF AgieCharmilles says it brings an excellent price/performance ratio to the high-precision production of medium to large-sized parts for several different industries, from aerospace to electronics to mold and die.
The new CUT 2000 OilTech wire EDM from GF AgieCharmilles protects workpiece surfaces by allowing manufacturers to use oil as a dielectric fluid in the machining of tungsten carbide tools for powder metallurgy, progressive dies for magnetic lamination of electric motors and transformers, high-speed stamping tools for mass-produced communication…
The latest high-performance MIKRON HPM 450U milling solution from GF AgieCharmilles boasts a new torque rotary/tilt table for unencumbered, interference-free five-axis machining and offers highly efficient spindle options well suited for all machining applications from micro to macro.
Designed for the production of tools, molds and high-quality parts, the GF AgieCharmilles Mikron HPM 800U HD 5-axis High Performance Machining Center features High Dynamics (HD) technology that delivers 1G machine acceleration rates for fast precision part processing and significantly reducing non-cut time.
To build on the success of its compact 5-axis MIKRON HSM 400U LP high-speed milling center, GF AgieCharmilles is upping the ante with a larger-size machine platform called the MIKRON HSM 600U LP, creating a family of linear motor full 5-axis simultaneous machining solutions.
GF AgieCharmilles' new FORM 200 mS with rotary tool changer (RTC) takes die-sinking electric discharge machining to the next level by bringing precise geometric quality and increased lights-out operation to micro machining and other applications.
GF AgieCharmilles is redefining the wire EDM process by making its third-generation Automatic Wire Changer available on the company's latest, high-performance CUT 2000 and CUT 3000 wire-cutting EDM machines.
GF AgieCharmilles says its CUT 200 Wire EDM provides faster spark-to-spark wire threading, increases energy efficiency and boosts productivity when cutting parts of variable heights.
GF AgieCharmilles' new CUT 1000 OilTech wire EDM makes surface protection a priority.
GF AgieCharmilles' HPM 1200 HD is a dynamic, three axis machining center that offers high performance milling and spindle speeds up to 20,000 rpm.
GF AgieCharmilles says its FI240CCS wire EDM combines ease of use with maximum reliability, proven performance and world-class speed.
GF AgieCharmilles says its FO350 MS sinker EDM offers innovations in precision, speed and productivity for even the smallest die and mold applications.
GF AgieCharmilles' CUT 1000 wire EDM is for micromachining and ultraprecision applications.
Machine tool builder GF Machining Solutions LLC announced its new “learn and earn” apprenticeship program during the first day of the machine tool builder’s 2-day Solutions Days open house. The event, which took place June 6-7 at its Lincolnshire, Ill., headquarters, included technical presentations and equipment demonstrations.
GF Machining Solutions, , will purchase micromanufacturing machine builder Microlution Inc., Chicago, according to a comany news release issued May 11. Described as a specialist of micro-machining based on milling and laser technologies, Microlution was founded in 2005 and reportedly generated $10 million in 2015 with a workforce of 30 employees.
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Gazing at the wide array of laser ablation, EDMing and 5-axis milling machines on display at GF AgieCharmilles' recent Technology Days 2011, it's easy to understand why the event attracted hundreds of customers from around the world. AgieCharmilles Form 20 sinker EDM debuts.
Video report features the Form 20 sinker EDM machine, the Mikron HSM 400U LP 5-axis milling machine, and the Cut 300 Sp and Cut 200 mS wire EDM machines. This is a CTEplus Video Supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering magazine's August 2013 issue. New machines make debut at AgieCharmilles 2013 Open House.
Cutting Tool Engineering captured a brief demonstration of the FI 240 CC high-speed wire EDM machine at the GF AgieCharmille booth during the EASTEC show this spring.
GF Machining Solutions unveils the Transformer automation cell at IMTS 2014.
Eric Ostini, product manager with Agie Charmilles LLC, provides an overview of the FO 550 SP machine designed for fast machining and exceptional surface quality. Part of the company's 2011 Technology Days hosted at its facility in Lincolnshire, Ill., the demonstration includes a dry-run operation depicting a 16"-deep rib burn.
This CTEplus video report features the Mikron HSM 200U LP 5-axis milling machine, suitable for micromachining and micromilling in the medical and dental industries.
Providence Texture LLC, Smithfield, Rhode Island, is a shop leading the way and showing how much femtosecond lasers can do. Femtosecond laser technology represents a new frontier in moldmaking.
Video report features the Form 20 sinker EDM machine, the Mikron HSM 400U LP 5-axis milling machine, and the Cut 300 Sp and Cut 200 mS wire EDM machines.
Ken Baeszler, product manager at Agie Charmilles LLC, highlighted the automatic wire changer on the CUT 2000 wire EDMing machine during the company's 2011 Technology Days hosted in June at its facility in Lincolnshire, Ill. The CUT 2000 is said to be capable of achieving finishing quality up to Ra 0.05μm.
The Mikron HSM LP series from GF AgieCharmilles, which features a sophisticated thermal management system, was among the machines on display at GF AgieCharmilles's 2011 Technology Days held in June at its facility in Lincolnshire, Ill. The MIKRON HSM 400 LP and 400U LP is said to set a new milestone in regard to geometric stability that…
GF Machining Solutions unveiled the AgieCharmilles Laser S 1000 U machine for its North American market at a special event held earlier this month at the company's Lincolnshire, Illinois, location. 

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GF Machining Solutions has appointed a new director of sales and a new director of applications to its leadership team. Don McMillan and Tony Salvado now fill these critical roles to enhance the sales, service and support for the company’s milling, EDM and laser texturing solutions.
GF Machining Solutions this month appointed two new regional managers in the Western Region to support growing sales of the company’s machines, automation solutions and services, especially for the tool and moldmaking industries, according to a March 15 company news release.
GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill., named Ellison Technologies Inc., Los Angeles, as its distributor to serve customers in Indiana.
GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill., will unveil its Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence at a grand opening that will begin with an evening welcome reception at the Carolina Aviation Museum at 6 p.m. April 24 and continue with an open house at the center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25.
GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Illinois, named Applied Machine Solutions Inc. its exclusive distributor and representative in Georgia and Alabama as of June 1, expanding Applied Machine Solutions’ current territory of Florida.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., December 12, 2018 – To maximize responsiveness to customer needs, GF Machining Solutions has expanded its Business Development/Marketing and Sales teams with talented new additions.
As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to quality, innovation and long-term growth, GF Machining Solutions recently announced two key leadership changes, both of which were effective Sept. 1, 2019. Scott Fosdick, former president and head of market region North and Central America, has been promoted to the position of head of sales, marketing…
GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems are further enhancing their direct sales and service support to customers in Mexico with the opening of a new Nuevo Leon joint headquarters. In late October 2019, the companies conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the 75,000-sq.-ft. facility.
GF Machining Solutions has established a Medical Center of Competency and has appointed a new medical business development manager, Donn Wuestenberg, to head its operations.
GF Machining Solutions, Meyrin, Switzerland, announced in January that Antonio Faccio replaced Bernhard Kasper as head of the European market region, according to a Feb. 1 company news release. Kasper, who held the position for more than 15 years, will retire this summer. Faccio, the former head of GF Machining Solutions Italy, holds a degree in…
Lincolnshire, Ill.-based GF Machining Solutions LLC's System 3R, which supplies modular workholding/tooling systems, automation and software, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary.
In line with its strategy to digitalize its offering, GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill., agreed to purchase 100 percent of the shares of Symmedia GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany.
GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill., appointed several members to its sales and marketing team.
GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, and 3D Systems, Rock Hill (USA), a specialist in additive manufacturing, announced their strategic cooperation for jointly developed, integrated manufacturing solutions based on 3D printing.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., December 13, 2018 – To further ensure that manufacturers get the best possible manufacturing systems for their particular needs, GF Machining Solutions has expanded its team of experts with several additions to its Applications Department.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – GF Machining Solutions has announced that it will expand distribution channels and regional sales to further invest in its capability to deliver advanced manufacturing technology to customers throughout North America.
As part of the company’s recent sales and marketing realignment efforts, GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, Illinois, has announced that Peter Eigenmann, former head of sales for the Southeast region, has been promoted to the position of director of sales and marketing, effective Oct. 7, 2019.
GF Machining Solutions showcased at Eastec 2021 equipment for mold and die and job-shop applications that the company says can increase production and reduce energy consumption.
GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, Ill., named Stephan Swanson as its new head of sales in the Central region of the United States, according to a Feb. 27 news release. In this new post, Swanson will further enhance GF Machining Solutions’ sales, service and support presence in the territory, which includes 15 states.
GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill., has named Ellison Technologies Inc., Los Angeles, as its distributor to serve customers in two regions in the upper Midwest.
GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill., a supplier of high-precision machine tools and automation services, has strengthened its distribution network to include new partners in two key U.S. manufacturing regions.
GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, Illinois, a provider of machines, diverse technical solutions and services, continues to expand its strategic partnership with machine tool distributor Ellison Technologies Inc.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., [August 28, 2018] – Toyota Racing Development (TRD), U.S.A. has named GF Machining Solutions, a provider of machine tools, automation solutions and services to manufacturers of precision components, as an Official Technical Partner.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – GF Machining Solutions has expanded its Service and Customer Services Departments with additional personnel dedicated to furthering its commitment to first-class customer support.
Broadening its presence in Canada, GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems will open a new joint headquarters to further strengthen direct sales and service support for Canadian manufacturers. The companies broke ground for the 67,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Ontario in late October 2019.
After 265 laps, car No. 96 crossed the finish line at the Hollywood Casino 400 race, finishing at 27, garnering 10 points in the NASCAR Cup Series, and capping off a successful first weekend with GF Machining Solutions as the car’s primary sponsor.
GF Machining Solutions has named Chris Jones as the company’s president and managing director of North America.