LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Oct. 21, 2015 – GF Machining Solutions has introduced the AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling additive manufacturing system. Representing its collaboration with additive manufacturing leader EOS, the AM S 290 Tooling is based on the proven technology of the EOS M 290 metal laser sintering system.
The new AM S 290 Tooling was created to further extend the scope of solutions provided to mold and die manufacturers, and complements GF Machining Solutions existing lines of AgieCharmilles wire and die-sinking EDMs, Mikron milling centers, Laser texturing centers and System 3R automation systems.
With the additive manufacturing provided by the AM S 290 Tooling, moldmakers can move thermal exchange closer to the surface of a mold, improving temperature homogeneity to reduce throughput times and increase part quality. The incorporation of additive manufacturing also lowers energy consumption and opens the door for programmers to improve part designs through conformal cooling and heating channels.
The ongoing collaboration between GF Machining Solutions and EOS revolves around optimal integration of additive manufacturing for mold and die shops. The AM S 290 Tooling features controls and software that allow for easy and quick integration with existing machine tools and measuring devices.
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.