GF Machining Solutions' facility to have grand opening

GF Machining Solutions will unveil its new Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence during a grand opening event that will begin with an evening welcome reception at the Carolina Aviation Museum.

The event starts at 6 p.m. April 24 and will continue with an open house at the Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25. The new facility is in Huntersville, North Carolina, and will support the company’s continued focus on providing comprehensive technology solutions to meet the demands of precision manufacturers, especially those within the aerospace and energy market segments.

 “The new facility, located in the Charlotte metro area, expands our capabilities to deliver today’s most advanced machining solutions to North American aerospace and energy manufacturers,” said Scott Fosdick, president of GF Machining Solutions Americas.

During the event, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the new 21,000-square-foot facility that features a custom engineered showroom for machine demonstrations and test cuts, spacious training rooms, and expansive office space. Application engineers will perform live cutting demonstrations on a variety of precision aerospace and turbine components using market-leading AgieCharmilles wire and sinker EDM machines as well as Mikron 3 and 5 axis milling, and Liechti airfoil milling machines.

 “With the Center of Competence, we are able to combine our North Carolina team at one location to continue to provide the superior localized customer service and support our customers have come to expect,” said Philipp Hauser, head of turbine group/Liechti Americas.

The Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence evening welcome event will feature special guest speaker Dan Vinton, a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 “Miracle on the Hudson.” Grand opening activities April 25 will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and lunch. The event is open to anyone in the manufacturing industry.

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