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Take a Virtual Tour of Gilman Precision

The tour navigates through Gilman's main doors and around the factory, including the class 10,000-level spindle clean room.  Now current and future customers may conceptualize the size, capabilities, organization and cleanliness of the facility.  
Take a ‘walk’ around their shop, learn about their machines and in-house capabilities.

Milling and Turning Automotive Parts on One Machine

The Mikron MILL P 800 U ST (Simultaneous Turning) from GF Machining Solutions combines milling and turning in a single machine, which is ideal for automotive, aerospace, energy and general machining applications.
The Mikron MILL P 800 U ST from GF Machining Solutions machines parts complete to eliminate transfer-related part run out and errors and increase finished part quality.

Economical Multi-Tasking Turning Center

The Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S is a high performance multi-tasking turning center from Methods Machine Tools featuring a long bed with sub spindle that increases machining options to ensure accurate, finished parts and eliminate deburring, milling, drilling and re-positioning of fixtures.
The Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S sub spindle machine from Methods Machine Tools combines a powerful milling drive with a high speed, high accuracy C-Axis and 82 mm stroke Y-Axis to finish parts and eliminate deburring, milling, drilling and repositioning of fixtures.

Under the Hood: Automotive Machining

Cylinder blocks with adapter plate being machined on a two-spindle SPECHT 500 DUO 5-axis horizontal machining center from MAG. 
New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars? 

Aluminum: The New Metal in Automotive Fabrication

Aluminum extrusions being produced for automotive structural applications by Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Foothill Ranch, CA). Pound for pound, aluminum can absorb twice the crash energy of mild steel, and larger crush zones can be designed without corresponding weight penalties. Aluminum use saves the equivalent of 108 million barrels of crude oil in energy compared against a fleet of traditional steel vehicles. (Photo courtesy of Kaiser Aluminum)
As aluminum costs drop, the material is finding new applications that push the envelope on how much of this metal can be used in the structural makeup of a vehicle – with no end in sight.

Handle Sheet Metal with Care

For ease of use, uncomplicated handling, sturdy construction, high reliability performance, and vast customization capabilities, FIPALIFT Expert tube lifters from FIPA eliminate laborious, accident-prone, and economically inefficient manual handling processes in harsh production environments, even for heavy or awkwardly shaped sheets that require two or more people or expensive robotic lifting equipment. 
FIPALIFT vacuum tube lifters from FIPA allow a single person to safely lift, transport, and precisely position up to 639 lb of structured, smooth, oily, dry, non-magnetic, and even hot sheet metal with minimal physical exertion and without the risk of dents, scratches, or exposure to paint-impairing substances.

Gearmaking for Powertrains

Rasoma machining centers from GMTA include vertical turning centers, 4-axis shaft turning centers, end machining, double spindle and various special purpose machining centers with full automation that are ideal for gearmaking in automotive powertrain applications.
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GMTA offers a full line of Rasoma gear machines in a variety of configurations with full automation for milling, hobbing and shaping applications.

Machining Suspension Brackets, Engine Parts, Gears

The VCU-500A/5X vertical machining center from Mazak can productively process complex parts up to 19.68 in diameter and 12 in high. The machine’s trunnion-style rotary/tilt table and new Mazatrol SmoothX CNC allow for the cost-effective production of shifter knobs.
Mazak offers a diverse selection of machine tools for machining basic suspension brackets or processing complex engine parts, ready for any shop requirement and reducing cycle time to boost productivity.

High Efficiency Turning of Automotive Parts

Ideal for automotive work, highly-evolved LU EX Series CNC turning centers from Okuma use two tools in the cut to maximize production and feature thermal stability, chatter prevention and heavy duty cutting at high speeds.
With a powerful main spindle and dual servo turrets capable of simultaneous, synchronized control, the LU EX Series of turning centers from Okuma has the power and flexibility to produce parts with the highest level of efficiency.

Reduce Processing Time of Large Mold Tooling, Die Cast Parts

The EDNC21 sinker electrical discharge machine from Makino uses dual heads and Hyper-i control, HyperCut technology, and a new HS-Rib high speed Z-Axis to provide an industry-changing advantage in improved productivity that lowers the tool build time for extra-large workpieces, such as automotive bumper and fascia molds.
The dual-head configuration of the EDNC21 from Makino enables shops to process multiple fine details in a part at the same time, reducing total processing time at the same level of accuracy and surface finish as sinker EDMs one-tenth its size.