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 core competence of GF Machining Solutions is machines, system solutions, and customer services for manufacturing molds, tools and parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser P 400 U – the femtosecond laser is specifically designed for aesthetic and functional texturing of precision parts.

Business Areas

Expert solutions in high-precision manufacturing

GF Machining Solutions is one of the world’s leading providers of complete solutions to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The portfolio includes milling, wire-cutting and die-sinking EDM machines. Moreover, the division offers spindles, laser texturing, additive manufacturing, tooling and automation as well as digitalization solutions and customer services. The key customer segments are the aerospace, ICT, medical and automotive industries.

Global presence 

GF Machining Solutions is present in more than 50 countries with its own sales companies. In addition, the division operates production facilities and research and development centers in Switzerland, the USA, Sweden and China.

Technologies

Precision down to the nano range

GF Machining Solutions specializes in electrical discharge machines, high-speed milling machines, machines for 3D laser ablation and additive manufacturing.

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 on the market.

References

Annual Report 2018: Success Story GF Machining Solutions

Right on track

Custom Etch is the largest laser texturing service provider in North America. The US company processes more than 4,000 molds every year. For eight years, Custom Etch has relied on the time-saving and environmentally-friendly lasers provided by GF Machining Solutions and purchased their seventh GF machine arriving in June 2019.

 

Smart Solutions

Smart solutions for the factory of the future

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is opening up a new era of smart manufacturing. Accordingly, GF Machining Solutions has been speeding up its digital transformation and broadening its digital portfolio. A prime example is the software solution rConnect, which helps Italian mold and tool maker Aldeghi ensure maximum machine uptime. 

2016 NASCAR Las Vegas (photo courtesy of Toyota Sports Media)

High-speed production for the racing business

In the American motorsports series, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, it all comes down to speed – both on the track and in the production of the racing engines. In order to remain at the front, the manufacturer Toyota Racing Development (TRD) relies on fully automated production – which is enabled by GF Machining Solutions.