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. Peak EDM Inc., Wixom, Mich., now serves GF Machining Solutions customers in Michigan’s entire lower peninsula, and Midwest Machinery Solutions, Round Lake Beach, Ill., has been selected to serve the company’s customers in northern Illinois.
With these agreements, these distributors will provide customers with GF Machining Solutions’ full array of EDM, milling, laser texturing, additive, micromachining and 3R automation and tooling solutions as well as a wide variety of machine tool consumables.
GF Machining Solutions selected Peak EDM and Midwest Machinery Solutions based on the distributors’ proven experience with the company’s technologies, their abilities to provide extensive service and support to customers, and the opportunity to offer more comprehensive coverage in the markets they serve. Customers in industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, die-mold and others will benefit from knowledgeable, well-trained sales and support teams that work collaboratively with GF Machining Solutions to provide timely front-line service and application support on equipment.
“We are deeply committed to strengthening service and sales support to all of our valued customers,” explained Don McMillan, director of sales for GF Machining Solutions. “Both Peak and Midwest Machinery Solutions have strong relationships with customers in their markets and extensive knowledge about the products and services we offer that enable them to deliver on our commitment throughout the entire life cycle of each customer’s machine tools.”
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.
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.