The serial production of consumer goods and high-quality precision
parts requires sophisticated manufacturing technologies. In addition
there is a trend toward miniaturization. The result is a need for more
precision and flexibility.
The core competence of GF Machining Solutions is machines, system solutions, and customer services for manufacturing molds, tools and parts.
GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions’ electrical discharge, high-speed milling and laser texturing machines, along with its automation solutions, make it the world’s leading provider to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components.
- Products & Solutions
Miniaturization and process automation
The serial production of consumer goods and high-quality precision parts requires sophisticated manufacturing technologies. In addition there is a trend toward miniaturization. The result is a need for more precision and flexibility.The Mikron MILL S: Vertical high-speed milling machine, with three or five axes, for small and medium series production.
- Business Areas
Expert solutions in high-precision manufacturing
The division provides milling and electrical discharge machines (EDM), additive manufacturing solutions, laser texturing, automation, tooling, and spindles. These complete solutions make the division one of the world’s leading provider to the tool- and mold-making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The most important customer segments are the aerospace industry, ICT, and the automotive sector.
GF Machining Solutions operates its own sales companies in more than 50 countries to provide customer services locally. Production facilities as well as research and development centers are located in Switzerland, Sweden, and China.
Precision down to the nano range
GF Machining Solutions specializes in electric discharge machines, high-speed milling machines and machines for 3D laser ablation.
The division is a partner in mold construction for durable consumer goods and in the automation of production processes for highly complex, customized precision parts in the micro and nano range.
- Research & Development
Competitive edge with precision
Components miniaturization and process automation are highly relevant to the market. GF Machining Solutions develop precision machines and processes that enable individual solutions for toolmakers, moldmakers and parts manufacturers in series production.
GF Machining Solutions generates at least half of its turnover with products that are less than three years old.
Right on track
The Chinese company Himile Science & Technology is the world’s leading supplier of tire tread molds. In manufacturing tire molds from milled steel and aluminum with highly complex tread patterns, Himile places its trust in the precision and performance capacity of the latest generation of high-performance machining centers made by GF Machining Solutions. More information
Major order for GF Machining Solutions in the aviation sector
The recently acquired Liechti Engineering AG, Langnau (CH), received a USD 30 million (approx. CHF 28 million) order from a well-known aircraft engine manufacturer. The order consists of a large number of milling machines as well as related services. More information
GF Machining Solutions supports Lotus F1 Team
GF Machining Solutions has been a technical partner of the Lotus F1 Team for nearly 20 years. The division provides an integrated service package that helps the Lotus F1 Team optimize their resources and ensure their manufacturing potential can respond to the innovation challenges they face every day – from purchasing consultation and machine training through to rapid-response aftersales, regular maintenance, and the supply of original spare parts. More information