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. Effective July 20, Ellison Technologies' North Central office began representing GF Machining Solutions when serving customers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and western Wisconsin. In addition, GF Machining Solutions appointed Ellison Technologies as its distributor for eastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ellison Technologies' Wisconsin office began serving these GF Machining Solutions' customers June 26.
GF Machining Solutions said it selected Ellison Technologies based on the company's proven ability to provide extensive service and support to customers, as well as offer more complete market coverage in served states. Customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, die mold and other industries will benefit from easier access to demonstration centers and larger sales and support teams that can work in conjunction with GF Machining Solutions to provide timely front-line service and application support on equipment.
"We are thrilled to partner with Ellison," said Scott Fosdick, president of GF Machining Solutions. "Not only are they one of the largest machine tool distributors in North America, but they lead the market in offering the highest level of service and support to their customers. This partnership reflects our position as a comprehensive solutions provider and enhances our ability to support customers throughout the entire life cycle of their machine tools."
"We are very excited to further develop our relationship with GF Machining Solutions and extend their line of high-speed milling, EDM and laser machine solutions to our customers," said Graham Hooper, president and CEO of Ellison Technologies. "GF's technology is an excellent complement to our product offerings, and the opportunities this partnership presents for our customers will help to make them become more globally competitive."
Ellison Technologies now is able to provide customers in its North Central and Wisconsin regions with GF Machining Solutions' full array of EDM, milling, laser-texturing, additive, micromachining and System 3R Automation solutions, as well as a wide variety of machine tool consumables.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- 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.