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AFCARBIDE Celebrates 15 Years of Customer Service as a Trusted Partner

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AFC America, Ltd.
200 Ambrogio Drive
Gurnee, IL, 60031

Press release date: August 12, 2014

Chicago, IL, USA – IMTS 2014 Booth #W-2035- Arno Friedrichs Carbide (AFC), a global industrial manufacturer of carbide rods, celebrates fifteen years of successful customer service and extends its product line. 

Building its reputation on attention to quality, superb customer service and competitive pricing, AFC prides itself in its strong customer partnerships.  “We provide our customers great products at fair pricing,” says Madeleine Bucheger, Director of Operations for AFC America, Ltd.  Bucheger launched AFC’s North American distribution center in Gurnee, Ill in 2011 to better service the growing market. “Our North American distribution center offers a large inventory of standard catalog items and ships same day for orders received by 12:00pm CST.”

AFC offers the highest quality tungsten carbide rods available in the market with patented designs on twisted coolant through products.  They offer a wide variety of sizes, grades, and coolant channel patterns to suit any application. 

AFC has recently adapted and extended both capacity as well as technical potential to meet their customers' specific needs.  With 18 precision centerless grinding machines, 8 cutting devices and 7 CNC machines for face-end operations they are able to fulfill nearly any custom carbide rod request.  In addition to their standard diameter tolerance h6, they offer both reduced specifications for Outer Diameter and Total Indicated Runout. 

“We are constantly working to improve our products and services with our customer being our main focus.  We want our customers to know us as their trusted partner and do not compete with their businesses.” explains Bucheger.

Visit AFC at Booth #W-2035 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, Ill.  From Sept. 8 -13.  Or, check them out online at

Headquartered in Mainleus, Germany, Arno Friedrichs Carbide (AFC) was established in 1999 by Arno Friedrichs, an experienced engineer with extensive knowledge in the carbide industry.   With customers all over the world and fifteen years of experience, AFC values its relationships as the partner to produce the right economical solution for your cutting tool manufacturing business.  Work with a partner, not a competitor.  The possibilities are endless!

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