CUT AM 500 – GF Machining Solutions Showcases Universal Wire EDM for Additive at MD&M West

Spotlighting advanced medical manufacturing, GF Machining Solutions will demonstrate its CUT AM 500 horizontal wire EDM at this year’s MD&M West 2022 show, April 12-14, in Anaheim, California. Visitors to booth #3401 will experience first-hand how this patented technology developed specifically for additive component separation, combined with GF Machining Solutions application expertise and other technologies, can optimize medical part manufacturing.

Designed to work seamlessly alongside GF Machining Solutions additive manufacturing systems or with any other OEM powder bed fusion printers, the CUT AM 500 quickly, efficiently and safely separates additive manufactured metal parts from build plates measuring up to 500mm x 500mm. This precise, affordable and automation-ready machine offers medical manufacturers an alternative to the use of standard vertical-configured EDM equipment or other cutoff methods, such as band saws, while ensuring superior geometrical accuracy and assembly readiness.

CUT AM 500

With the CUT AM 500, manufacturers eliminate those issues surrounding the use of band saws, in particular geometric inaccuracy, loss of workpiece material (kerf) and part damage. The CUT AM 500 also provides clean, contamination-free and damage-free cutting, which is critical in medical part production.

During the show, visitors to the GF Machining Solutions booth will also learn more about the company’s new Medical Center of Competency, scheduled to open later this year in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The new center, housed in the company’s North American headquarters, will provide medical manufacturers with strategies and technologies for improving the production of medical instruments, orthopedic and trauma implants, consumables, dental parts, packaging, and more.

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Profile of GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, 3D Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence of 50 locations and more than 3,000 employees worldwide.