NEW MILLING TECHNOLOGY CENTER

9.4.2012 13:00

GF AgieCharmilles will mark the opening of its new Milling Technology Center in Ipsach with an open house beginning on Tuesday, April 24, through Friday, April 27. Located at Keltenstrasse 7 in Ipsach – not far from the Milling production facility in Nidau – the 980-square-meter Milling Technology Center will showcase the Group’s cutting-edge Milling, EDM, Automation and Customer Services solutions.

GF AgieCharmilles will mark the opening of its new Milling Technology Center in Ipsach with an open house beginning on Tuesday, April 24, through Friday, April 27. Located at Keltenstrasse 7 in Ipsach – not far from the Milling production facility in Nidau – the 980-square-meter Milling Technology Center will showcase the Group’s cutting-edge Milling, EDM, Automation and Customer Services solutions.

The new Milling Technology Center features a thermostabilized application area where guests can see the latest GF AgieCharmilles Milling solutions at work, a reception space for visitors, and training and meeting rooms. In addition to getting a close-up look at the wide range of products, visitors will experience first hand the vast know-how the Milling application staff delivers to its manufacturing partners around the world.

Welcoming guests to the event will be GF AgieCharmilles President Jean-Pierre Wilmes,along with Bernhard Iseli, Managing Director of Mikron AgieCharmilles AG in Nidau; and Roland Zaugg, Head of the Milling Technology Center, and his team. Special guests will include customers, city council representatives from Biel, Nidau and Ipsach, and neighboring businesses.

More than machines
The opening house will feature live application demonstrations of the MIKRON HSM 400U LP, MIKRON XSM 400U LP, MIKRON HSM 600U LP, MIKRON HPM 450U, MIKRON HPM 800U, MIKRON HPM 1350U, and MIKRON VCE 800 Pro-X. Furthermore the open house will feature GF AgieCharmilles’ CUT 2000 wire-cutting EDM machine with Automatic Wire Changer and the FORM 200 vP die-sinking EDM machine. Beside that, visitors can learn about the Group’s Customer Services offering, including Operations Support, Machine Support, and Business Support.

The new Milling Technology Center is proof that GF AgieCharmilles Milling is about more than success-triggering machines. It is about process know-how and application expertise. In addition to showcasing the Group’s range of Milling products, the Milling Technology Center puts the machines in a real-life context: a working environment that allows analysis and development of process strategies and planning for the manufacturing processes of the future.

Triggering customers’ success
Once known primarily as a partner to tool and mold makers, GF AgieCharmilles today is source of strength to manufacturers in a wide variety of highly competitive industries world-wide. For example, MIKRON Milling machines are enabling the success of manufacturers of precision parts and tooling for medtech, aerospace and aeronautics, automotive, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronic components. That vast experience across a wide variety of industries makes GF AgieCharmilles’ application experts real assets to even small and mid-size companies because they can quickly leverage the Group’s know-how and apply it to their own operations.

Whether it is the high-precision solutions for small lot production like the manufacture of luxury watches or serial production of high-precision molds for light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturing, GF AgieCharmilles puts customers first. That means providing not only machine tools that are up to the job, but also the latest metrology methods and equipment and a thermostabilized environment in which to demonstrate the group’s technologies, solutions and products. The new Milling Technology Center delivers all of that and more.

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Further information:

Elke P. Magnin
Media Relations & Communication Manager
GF Machining Solutions
Ipsachstrasse 16
CH-2560 Nidau
Switzerland

elke dot magnin #at# georgfischer dot com

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