GF Machining Solutions LLC

560 Bond Street

Lincolnshire, IL US


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. Headquarters in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The heavy-duty AgieCharmilles CUT P 350/550/850 wire EDMs made their first ever appearances in the United States.

The CUT P series of wire EDMs handles large, heavy part production for job shops, moldmakers and manufacturers in the stamping, aerospace and medical industries. The machines provide ample axis travels and cut large, steep tapers and thread wire quickly and efficiently. They also come standard with the GF Machining Solutions’ Intelligent Collision Protection and the company’s user-friendly AC CUT Human Machine Interface (HMI) for ease of programming and operation.

Also during the event, GF Machining Solutions highlighted several other new solutions in a special area dedicated to the GF New Technologies Group. The group will display a Microlution ML-5 ultra-fast micro-laser drilling system, the AM 290 S Additive Manufacturing tooling solution and the LASER P 400 and LASER P 1000 laser texturing systems for repeatable laser engraving and structuring for small parts.

Another Solutions Days technology spotlight was the highly precise Mikron MILL P 900. The new Mikron high-speed vertical mill features a polymer concrete machine base that delivers high dynamic stiffness, while its symmetrical portal design, thermal management, contour accuracy and precise positioning contribute to superior part surface finishes. To reduce cycle times, the machine sports an aggressive high-speed 20,000-rpm StepTec spindle. Available integrated automated pallets that hold up to 80 kg, as well as chip control options, lights-out production capabilities and GF Machining Solutions’ rConnect technology, enable process monitoring and optimize overall machine utilization.

Event attendees experienced live part-processing demonstrations on many of the advanced machining systems on display, saw a host of automation solutions including a System 3R transformer cell featuring a high-speed machining center, die-sinking EDM and a coordinate measuring machine, as well as partook in a variety of presentations to learn the latest manufacturing strategies.

GF Machining Solutions’ open house event also celebrated System 3Rs’ 50- year anniversary and welcomed students selected to participate in the newly created GF Machining Solutions 3-year apprenticeship program. This program combines traditional college academic and technical courses with extensive practical experience to create a special opportunity for participants to earn a salary while they learn skills and gain knowledge.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

DMP Factory 500 engine fuel nozzle

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.

Milan fairgrounds

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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AC Form HMI
AgieCharmilles
Integrated Vision Unit
Intelligent Power Generator
Intelligent Tool Measurement
Liechti
Mikron
Smart Machine
Step-Tec
System 3R
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