LINCOLNSHIRE, IL., May 24, 2017 – GF Machining Solutions will unveil its all new CUT P Series machines at its Solutions Days event taking place June 6 – 7 at the company’s U.S. Headquarters in Lincolnshire, Illinois. At 9:30 am (CDT) on both days of the event, the heavy-duty AgieCharmilles CUT P 350/550/850 wire EDMs will make their first ever appearances in the United States.
The CUT P series of wire EDMs handles large, heavy part production for job shops, moldmakers and manufacturers in the stamping, aerospace and medical industries. The machines provide ample axis travels and cut large, steep tapers and thread wire quickly and efficiently. They also come standard with the GF Machining Solutions’ Intelligent Collision Protection and the company’s user-friendly AC CUT Human Machine Interface (HMI) for ease of programming and operation.
Also during the event, GF Machining Solutions will highlight several other new solutions in a special area dedicated to the GF New Technologies Group. The group will display a Microlution ML-5 ultra-fast micro-laser drilling system, the AM 290 S Additive Manufacturing tooling solution and the LASER P 400 and LASER P 1000 laser texturing systems for repeatable laser engraving and structuring for small parts.
Another Solutions Days technology spotlight will be the highly precise Mikron MILL P 900. The new Mikron high-speed vertical mill features a polymer concrete machine base that delivers high dynamic stiffness, while its symmetrical portal design, thermal management, contour accuracy and precise positioning contribute to superior part surface finishes. To reduce cycle times, the machine sports an aggressive high-speed 20,000-rpm StepTec spindle. Available integrated automated pallets that hold up to 80 kg, as well as chip control options, lights-out production capabilities and GF Machining Solutions’ rConnect technology, enable process monitoring and optimize overall machine utilization.
Event attendees can experience live part-processing demonstrations on many of the advanced machining systems on display, see a host of automation solutions including a System 3R transformer cell featuring a high-speed machining center, die-sinking EDM and a coordinate measuring machine, as well as partake in a variety of presentations to learn the latest manufacturing strategies.
GF Machining Solutions’ open house event will also celebrate System 3Rs’ 50- year anniversary and welcome students selected to participate in the newly created GF Machining Solutions 3-year apprenticeship program. This program combines traditional college academic and technical courses with extensive practical experience to create a special opportunity for participants to earn a salary while they learn skills and gain knowledge.
Solutions Days runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Lunch will be provided. Registration for this event is now open at www.gfms.com/us/solutionsdays.
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.