The AgieCharmilles FORM X, FORM S, FORM P and FORM E series advance their forebearers’ software and technical innovation, such as the renowned AC FORM human-machine interface and GF Machining Solutions’ legendary EDM know-how. Whether the requirement is a single machine for straightforward use or full Automation, these new, easily integrable FORM solutions position users to meet every challenge, with greater flexibility and machining accuracy to eliminate costly manual operations.
These eco-friendly solutions offer Econowatt technology to save energy, a variety of Industry 4.0-oriented connectivity features to support manufacturers’ digital transformation, and eTracking software for EDM process monitoring and full traceability.
From faster rib machining to micromachining, the AgieCharmilles FORM family of DSEDM solutions is evidence of GF Machining Solutions’ continued and significant investments to advance DSEDM research. The result is that AgieCharmilles FORM series users achieve performance like never before in machining with graphite and copper. Perfectly repeatable machining of micro cavities is just one example of the manufacturing challenges expertly resolved by this range of DSEDM solutions. In parallel, this series’ iGAP technology enables the rigidity of plastic injection molded end products with deep, plastic reinforced ribs; it ensures fast, accurate machining of rib cavities with superior respect for the required demolding taper and VDI homogeneity throughout the cavity surface.
Manufacturers requiring maximum use of their AgieCharmilles FORM machine can exploit the range’s eConnectivity features and MTConnect capability to stay informed of the machine’s status. Moreover, the FORM E 350 allows switching between DSEDM to drilling EDM, allowing extended use of the machine. Automation is another way AgieCharmilles FORM series machine users can extend their productivity: In today’s fast-paced manufacturing environment, unattended manufacturing is a must, so the AgieCharmilles FORM E, P, S and X series solutions can be connected to external robots and offer integrated pallet as well as electrode changing solutions.