GF AgieCharmilles Bringing LASER Ablation Product Line to US


Lincolnshire, Illinois, June 15, 2010 - GF AgieCharmilles has announced that its new LASER ablation centers will be making their North American debut at IMTS 2010. The product line was introduced in Europe in 2009 and features six machines, including two 5-axis laser ablation centers, the LASER 1000 5Ax and LASER 1200 5Ax. The LASER line was developed and introduced to further expand GF AgieCharmille's commitment to providing extreme precision and intelligent machining.

ML Incision Laser is based in Onore, Italy and purchased a LASER model in 2009.

"When we buy machines, it is important to us to have a global partner who is very reliable and offers very good service in support of the products," says Paolo Giudici, Research and Development Manager at ML Incision Laser. "GF AgieCharmilles offers a full range of services around its new LASER products. I don't know of any other company in the world that offers workpiece tooling for laser machines. In a very busy laser shop, it is very appealing to have automation as an option. Being able to put all of your parts into the pallet magazine and let the machine do its work without interruption is a real advantage.

One of the jobs completed on ML Incision Laser's LASER ablation center involved detailed, elaborate decoration on a collectible Beretta firearm. The geometric drawing for the part was too fine to create with standard chemical engraving methods. The levels of intricacy and precision required made it a job perfectly suited to the laser engraving process.

ML Incision Laser also experienced benefits of the LASER ablation center when creating male and female molds for a plastic chair designed by a high-end furniture exhibition in Milan.

"We can do geometric texturing that our competitors cannot do," says Mr. Giudici. "For instance, the finishing of the molds for these chairs was absolutely perfect. Since the chairs were transparent, the finishing was very important; any flaws would have been quite obvious."

At ML Incision Laser, it is a competitive advantage to have laser ablation machines backed by a high degree of expertise and support. The company's laser expertise yields intricate and highly accurate markings that may go unseen by the unskilled eye, and machine precision makes all the difference.

"GF AgieCharmilles really understands laser technology, tooling and automation," says Mr. Giudici. "It's also good that the company understands laser as a technology complementary to its EDM products. In a machining operation where fine detail is a high concern, it's good to have an EDM machine and a laser machine, because the laser can prepare all of the electrodes for EDM. Together, EDM and laser are very powerful."

About GF AgieCharmilles
GF AgieCharmilles is the North American leading supplier of wire EDM, CNC and manual diesinking systems and high speed/performance and 5-axis CNC milling machines.

For more information on the company's products and services, contact Gisbert Ledvon, GF AgieCharmilles, 560 Bond St., Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4224, Tel: 1-800-CTC-1EDM. Gisbert.Ledvon@AgieCharmilles.us, Fax: 847-913-5340, or visit http://www.gfac.com/us.

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