Small - but perfectly formed

Oct 14, 2020 3:34 PM

The AgieCharmilles FORM E 350 die-sink machine from GF Machining Solutions.

The AgieCharmilles FORM E350 is a compact, high-performance die-sink machine ideal for mould tool and die and precision component manufacturers.

Even with the smallest footprint on the market, the machine still boasts several design and performance features that will enhance a customer’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 accuracy and repeatability’s, and eliminate the need for recalibration and errors associated with traditional ball screw systems due to backlash and wear.

The latest-generation Intelligent Speed Power Generator (ISPG) on the FORM E 350 delivers superior surface finishes and high accuracies, and helps overcome common EDM issues and challenges such as excessive and costly electrode wear by up to 25%.

The ISPG generator also improves machining speeds by up to 40% and reduces corner wear by 50%.

Designed for high efficiency, the machine features a programmable dielectric management system with a 270-L capacity integrated inside the machine's 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 is 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 technologies and dynamic parameters adaption.

With X/Y/Z travels of 350 x 250 x 250 mm, the FORM E 350 handles workpieces up to 800 x 500 x 265 mm. It also has a four-position linear tool changer for increased productivity and versatility.

The FORM E 350 is automation ready and can easily be integrated with the System 3R WorkPartner 1+ robot (for example) to facilitate unattended night and weekend operation.

As with all advanced AgieCharmilles EDM machines, the FORM E350 can be linked to GF Machining Solutions’ rConnect modular digital services that includes Live Remote Assistance (LRA) and predictive monitoring and maintenance: all designed to increase machine uptime.

FORM E 350 WPT1+ frontThe FORM E 350 is automation ready and can easily be integrated with the System 3R WorkPartner 1+ robot (for example) to facilitate unattended night and weekend operation.

For further information

Martin Spencer
Managing Director
GF Machining Solutions Ltd
North View
CV2 2SJ Coventry
West Midlands
United Kingdom

martin dot spencer #at# georgfischer dot com

Profile of GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, 3D Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence at 50 locations worldwide. Its 3,394 employees generated sales of CHF 1,066 million in 2018. More information can be found at www.gfms.com

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