To serve the needs of moldmakers and manufacturers that demand the highest levels of productivity and design quality for surface texturing applications, GF Machining Solutions has introduced its new AgieCharmilles Laser S series. Unveiled for the first time in North America at a special event at its North American headquarters in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the new all-in-one machines offer a number of innovative technologies that result in advanced capabilities and outstanding speed, leading to cycle time reductions of 30 to 50 percent. Over 50 customers specializing in texturing, engraving and graining attended the event, where GF Machining Solutions demonstrated the speed of the new Laser S 1000 U by setting it up alongside a Laser P series machine. Both worked on a part featuring complex 3D shapes with an intricate hexagonal texture inspired by nature and designed to demonstrate how the machine overcomes common challenges among mold makers and other shops requiring precise textures. Head of Laser Texturing Yvan Meyer (left) and NA President Scott Fosdick (right) of GF Machining Solutions unveil the new AgieCharmilles Laser S 1000 U. The event also included a look at the company’...