GF Machining Solutions names new managing director

May 01, 2024 - 07:30am
Onik Bhattacharyya

GF Machining Solutions has promoted Onik Bhattacharyya to the position of managing director and head of market region for North and Central Americas. The company said that in his new position, Bhattacharyya will play a key role in reinforcing the company’s industry leadership as a full manufacturing solutions provider.

Bhattacharyya will oversee the GF Machining Solutions product portfolio including milling, electrical discharge machine (EDM), laser texturing, automation and tooling for the North American market region.

“Customer satisfaction has and always will be the driving force behind GF Machining Solutions,” said Bhattacharyya. “We will continue to strengthen our support of complex project solutions that encompass milling, EDM and laser systems as well as pre- and post-processing operations and automation along with process monitoring, data collection and more.” 

Before taking this new role, Bhattacharyya was one of the founders of Microlution Inc., which was acquired by GF Machining Solutions in 2016. At Microlution he served as the company’s head of global sales, then transitioned into the position of managing director in 2022.

Related Glossary Terms

  • electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)

    electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)

    Process that vaporizes conductive materials by controlled application of pulsed electrical current that flows between a workpiece and electrode (tool) in a dielectric fluid. Permits machining shapes to tight accuracies without the internal stresses conventional machining often generates. Useful in diemaking.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.


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