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GF Machining Solutions Spotlights 5-axis Milling Solution for Aerospace
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 12, 2016 –GF Machining Solutions will showcase the Liechti go-Mill 350 for the first time at IMTS 2016. The dedicated 5-axis milling solution performs roughing and finishing of complex part shapes found in industrial reactors, turbines and cell components for avionics.
The go-Mill 350 features a high-acceleration 20,000-rpm spindle with an integrated vector control for both efficient low speed roughing as well as finishing at high speeds and feeds. The machine’s combination of torque and rigidity enable it to generate flawless surface finishes, especially around the critical zones of leading and trailing edges on turbine blades and blisks.
And to program such challenging components for single-setup processing, the go-Mill 350 is equipped with specialized Turbosoft plus CAM software that makes the machine a complete turnkey solution. This interactive, graphic oriented and parametric software enables easy and efficient modeling and programming of turbine blades and blisks.
GF Machining Solutions acquired Liechti Engineering AG, Langnau/BE, Switzerland in 2014 to expand its presence in the aerospace sector. Liechti is the leading specialist of 5-axis milling machines designed to produce blades and blisks for aircraft engines and power generating turbines out of titanium, Inconel, titanium aluminide and high-alloy steels. Liechti technologies are used in the manufacturing operations of such luminaries as General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Safran-Snecma, Siemens, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Sulzer.
At IMTS, GF Machining Solutions will demonstrate the go-Mill 350 machining a small gas turbine blade out of X12 Cr13 bar stock for the energy segment.
About GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines, to services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3,008 employees generated sales of CHF 905 million in 2014. More information can be found at www.gfms.com/us.
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