Showcasing a number of new machine tools and innovative machining demonstrations at both its Precision Component Manufacturers’ event held on 15th & 16th September, and its Apprentice event held on the 18th September, the company said over 150 attendees visited its facility over the three day Open House period.
Comments GF Machining Solutions UK’s managing director, Martin Spencer:
“The focus of the Open House was on advanced manufacturing and machining technologies that are available now and that will be with us for the foreseeable future.
“We showcased a number of our new EDM and milling machines at the event, including our new large-capacity Mikron HEM 700U – a 5-axis machining centre designed for full simultaneous 5-axis machining, and a FORM 200 (die-sink) machine with an integrated System 3R WorkPartner 1+ robot system.”
All the machines showcased at the Precision Component Manufacturers’ and Apprentice events were set-up to run innovative machining demonstrations. These included the machining of geometrically challenging aerospace parts and complex and intricate mould tools.
Continues Martin Spencer:
“The feedback received from attendees was that they liked what they saw at The Open House.
“Judging from both the number and type of serious enquiries taken during the Precision Component Manufacturers’ event, I am confident that these will be translated into machine sales in the weeks and months ahead.”
In addition to the HEM 700U and Form 200 machines being exhibited, visitors were also able to see a Mikron HPM 450U (5-axis machining centre with an integrated work-piece pallet changer, and CUT 200mS wire EDM machine being put through their paces.