GCG TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The GCG Technology Center designs and develops prototype tooling and unique production equipment to support product development initiatives for its affiliates, in connection with specific customer requirements or general market needs. The vertical integration provided by the Tech Center allows GCG to offer much more than just “catalog” products; GCG designs and delivers solutions.
The Tech Center consists of engineers and other professionals, and is housed in a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art, machine tool and design center which is located in a facility near GCG’s corporate headquarters in Gowanda, NY.
The facility has an extensive array of prototype forming equipment, software tools and ancillary systems to assist in the development of soft tooling which can be utilized for proof-of-concept prototypes or for small production quantities. The Tech Center is also equipped to fabricate unique production equipment, which may be needed to enable cost-effective production of custom and/or new-to-market electronic components.
Auto-CAD is utilized in the design process to create, manage and document design concepts, specifications and revisions. This tool also enables GCG and its affiliates to effectively and efficiently communicate with customers throughout the design and development process, since such electronic collaboration speeds up the process and improves time-to-market.
HAAS VF2SS – Vertical Machining Center
Extreme repeatability CNC Control
24 Tool Changer
Large 30 x 16 Axis Travel
12,000 RPM Spindle
DEM 320A - CNC Electric Discharge Machine
Capable of cutting/creating complex shapes
Cuts extremely hard materials to very close tolerances
Suited for very small dimensional work
Stratasys F170 - 3D Printer
Enables quick prototypes for concept development
Provides highly accurate parts for design validation and/or performance
Soluble support material offers clean finish, hands-off removal