American GFM Corp.
1200 Cavalier Blvd.
Chesapeake , VA 23323 US
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- Automatic tape layers
- Preform manufacturing equipment
- Other primary manufacturing equipment
- Presses, hydraulic
- Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
- Auxiliary processing equipment
- CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
- Computer controls and software
- Cutting equipment, ultrasonic
- Kitting equipment and software
- Material handling equipment
- Metering/dispensing equipment
- Trimming equipment
- Other auxiliary equipment
- Cutting equipment, flatbed, computerized
- Cutting equipment, knife