GF Machining Solutions and EOS introduce new Additive Manufacturing Tooling Solution

Oct 5, 2015 10:00 AM
AM S 290

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The new AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling Additive Manufacturing machine, aimed at further improving efficiency in the mold and die process, will be presented at EMO Milano 2015.


GF Machining Solutions, trend leader in providing innovative solutions, introduces the AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling in collaboration with Additive Manufacturing leader EOS. The powder bed-based Additive Manufacturing machine, which is based on the well proven EOS M 290 metal laser sintering system, will be the core of an overall Tooling manu-facturing solution aimed at further improving efficiency in the mold and die process. The AM S 290 Tooling will be presented at EMO Milano 2015.

GF Machining Solutions, a Division of Swiss-based industrial company Georg Fischer (GF), is a global manufacturing technology leader and one-stop manufacturing solutions shop with a broad portfolio including Milling, wire-cutting and die-sinking EDM, Laser texturing and Automation. EOS is the global technology and market leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions.

GF Machining Solutions and EOS focus on the mold and die sector, where Additive Manufac-turing makes it possible to produce metal mold inserts featuring thermal exchange close to the surface to ensure and control, in optimal way, temperature homogeneity for shorter throughput time and a higher part quality.

Based on proven and successful EOS technology, the new AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling solution is intended to address the mold and die industry’s need to produce innovative mold inserts with Additive Manufacturing. GF and EOS will undertake the integration of the Additive Manufacturing machines into the production process of mold inserts, including the necessary software and Automation link with downstream machine tools and measuring devices.

The aim of the collaboration is to provide both the best machine and the expertise needed to assist implementation of Additive Manufacturing in mold and die. The new solution and the expertise behind it ensure unlimited freedom of design (e.g., conformal cooling and heating channels) resulting in shorter cycle times, greater productivity, higher plastic product quality and lower energy consumption.

The AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling is supported by a continuum of GF Machining Solutions Customer Services:

  • Operations Support covers the full range of original wear parts and certified consumables to ensure that customers’ machines are performing at the highest levels.
  • Machine Support maximizes, through GF Machining Solutions’ best-in-class technical support, preventive maintenance services and quality wear parts, machine tool uptime.
  • Business Support is more strategic, in scope and scale, and is designed to help customers to make a real step-change in terms of productivity and performance.

 

Further information:

Elke Magnin
Media Relations & Communication Manager
GF Machining Solutions Management SA
elke.magnin@georgfischer.com
www.gfms.com

 

Profile of 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 electrical discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance Milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D Laser surface texturing machines, spindles, 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.

 

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