GF to host mfg. workshops

April 29,2015 - 07:00pm

Machine tool builder GF Machining Solutions is planning a 3-day technology and education event called Solutions Days at its Competence Center in Lincolnshire, Ill. The event will feature advanced part-processing demonstrations and include a series of manufacturing-based workshops. According to Gisbert Ledvon, director of business development for GF Machining Solutions, the company intends for Solutions Days to be the year's foremost event for manufacturers that specialize in precision part production for industries that include aerospace, automotive, medical and moldmaking. 

 Event attendees can expect to see the company's latest milling, EDM, laser texturing and automation technologies, and they will have the opportunity to discuss these different forms of part processing with the company's applications experts. 

 "Solutions Days represents our dedication to helping customers stay ahead of the manufacturing curve," Ledvon said. "Not only will attendees get to see our latest technologies in action, they will leave the event highly informed on ways to improve their operations in today's competitive global marketplace." 

 Solutions Days will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19. Registration for this event is now open at

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