March 2, 2022

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—GF Machining Solutions has established a Medical Center of Competency to provide medical manufacturers in North America with “comprehensive applications support and world-class production technologies,” the company said in a release. GF Machining Solutions also reported that it appointed a new medical business development manager, Donn Wuestenberg, to head its operations.

The new center, scheduled to open later this year in Lincolnshire, will provide technologies that include precision milling, electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser texturing, micromachining, and automation. It is said to underscore GF Machining Solutions’ commitment to support advanced medical manufacturing.

At the center, GF Machining Solutions will provide medical manufacturers with strategies and technologies for improving the production of medical instruments, orthopedic and trauma implants, consumables, dental parts, packaging, and more, according to the release.

According to Wuestenberg, the new Medical Center of Competency will provide the perfect environment for collaboration between GF Machining Solutions, its medical customers, and key industry partners.

“Together, we can identify and focus our efforts on those transformational projects that will further advance the medical manufacturing industry sector,” Wuestenberg said in the release. “These collaborations will also help spur the development of new and refined machines and technologies that will keep North American medical manufacturers moving forward and competitive.”

Wuestenberg brings more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, with a strong focus on working collaboratively with key technology partners, to his new position at the center. He is a master electrician and journeyman industrial electrician and possesses extensive expertise in plant production, project design, die/mold, and production machinery for medical parts, according to the release.

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