GF Machining Solutions LLC

560 Bond Street

Lincolnshire, IL US

FORM E 350
FORM E 350

New GF Machining Solutions Die Sinker is Market’s Smallest

GF Machining Solutions’ new compact FORM E 350 machine is an ideal die sinking EDM solution for small shops. Even with the smallest footprint on the market, the machine still boasts several design and performance features that enhance a shop’s competitive advantage. 

A sturdy C-axis construction, cross table and cast iron frame offer high stability and force reduction, which helps maintain a precise spark gap between the part and the electrode. Regardless of part weight or dielectric volume, the machine delivers consistent accuracy. Integrated glass scales preserve long-term, repeatability and eliminate the need for recalibration as well as any errors found in traditional screw systems due to backlash and wear.

The latest-generation Intelligent Speed Power Generator (ISPG) on the FORM E 350 excels at superior surface finishes and precision applications in any conductive material. It overcomes common process challenges for copper electrodes, including electrode wear induced by electrical discharge. ISPG improves machining speeds by 40 percent and reduces corner wear by 50 percent.

Designed for high efficiency on the shop floor, the machine features a programmable dielectric management system with a 270-liter capacity integrated inside the machine cabinet. This system fills and empties the work tank without human intervention to keep the machine in production and is easy to access for routine maintenance.

The machine console comes equipped with the user-friendly AC FORM HMI (human machine interface) that is based on a standard Windows® platform and offers interactive graphical assistance so that all operations, such as measurement and machining cycles, are illustrated by graphics/icons for fast operator understanding and ease of use. It provides simple descriptions of machining targets, automatic selection of optimal technology and dynamic parameters adaption.

With an X/Y/Z travel of 17.8" x 9.8" x 9.8" (350 x 250 x 250 mm), the FORM E 350 handles workpieces up to 31.5" x 19.7" x 10.4" (800 x 500 x 265 mm.) It also has a four-position linear tool changer.

The FORM E 350 is automation ready and can easily be paired with the System 3R WorkPartner 1+ robot to implement unattended night and weekend operation.

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Company Profile

GF Machining Solutions is a leading provider of machine tools, automation solutions and services to the tool and moldmaking industry as well as precision parts manufacturers in market segments that include aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical and ICT.

GF Machining Solutions to Acquire Leading Software Specialist

In line with its strategy to digitalize its offering, GF Machining Solutions has agreed to purchase 100 percent of the shares of Symmedia GmbH, Bielefeld (Germany). The privately owned company has been specializing in software for machine connectivity solutions for the past 20 years.

GF Machining Solutions Names New Distributor in Indiana

GF Machining Solutions has named Ellison Technologies as its new distributor to serve customers in Indiana.

GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R Celebrates 50 Years of Precision

GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R, a leading supplier of modular workholding/tooling systems, automation and software, celebrates 50 years of Swedish precision and innovation.

GF Machining Solutions Names New Distributor in Upper Midwest

GF Machining Solutions is happy to announce Ellison Technologies as its new distributor to serve customers in two regions in the upper Midwest.

New CUT P Series Makes First Appearance at GF Machining Solutions Event

GF Machining Solutions unveiled its all new CUT P Series machines at its Solutions Days event June 6 – 7 at the company’s U.S.

GF Machining Solutions CUT 200 Dedicated

GF Machining Solutions Dedicates EDM to Aerospace Machining

GF Machining Solutions' CUT 200 Dedicated wire electrical discharge machine (EDM) is designed for complex aerospace work.

Success Story

Success Story

Companies the world over rely on our machines to take their parts manufacturing to the next level.

GF Machining Solutions Adds Regional Sales Support in Western Region

GF Machining Solutions has 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 mold making industries, in that area.

Stephan Swanson

GF Machining Solutions Appoints New Head of Sales for Central Region

GF Machining Solutions has named Stephan Swanson as its new head of sales in the Central region of the United States.

As Seen In Additive Manufacturing

GF Machining Solutions’ DMP Flex 350

GF Machining Solutions Thinks Additive and Beyond
At the GF Machining Solutions 2019 Solution Days event, the company showcased two technologies that make clear its intention to move additive manufacturing into production.

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DMP Factory 500 Offers Workflow-Optimized Metal 3D Printing
Designed by GF Machining Solutions and 3D Systems, the DMP Factory 500 metal additive manufacturing (AM) printing solution is said to create seamless large parts with increased quality and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers.

DMP Factory 500

DMP Factory 500 Integrates 3D Systems, GF Machining Solutions Expertise
The modular solution is optimized for scalability, repeatable high-quality parts, high throughput and low total cost of operation.

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Partner on Metal Parts Production
The companies plan to debut a combined solution for factory automation and metal additive manufacturing at IMTS 2018. 

3D-printed core and cavity for production of plastic valves after postprocessing

AM Molds Improve Quality of Injection-Molded Plastic Parts
A  case study illustrates how additively manufactured metal molds could improve the quality of molded pressure reduction valves, reducing scrap along with speeding cooling.

AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling

Think Beyond the Machine Tool
A machine jointly developed by GF Machining Solutions and EOS is designed to support mold and die manufacturers.

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Growing Interest in Additive Manufacturing at EMO 2015
Modern Machine Shop Editor-in-Chief Mark Albert captured these examples of additive manufacturing at EMO 2015.

Product Categories of GF Machining Solutions LLC

Additive Manufacturing Machines for Metal Parts
Additive Manufacturing Machines—Powder Bed Fusion
Automated Pallet Systems
Consulting Services
EDM Filtration Equipment & Supplies
EDM Tooling
EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) CNC
EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) Manual
EDM, Small Hole
EDM, Wire Type
Electrode Materials, EDM Wire, & Supplies
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Laser Marking Systems
Lasers, Excimer
Lasers, Nd: YAG, Pulsed
Maintenance & Repair
Marking & Engraving
Milling Machines, Bed-Type
Milling Machines, Graphite
Milling Machines, Knee & Column, Non-ATC
Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
Milling Machines, Universal
On-Machine Probes
Pallet Changers - Automatic
Pallet Changers/Shuttles and Programmable Transfer Devices
Software, CAD/CAM
Spindles
Toolchangers
Toolholders
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Welding Machines & Equipment
Workholding, Custom

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System 3R
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