Just curious, have you looked at Sodicks? We replaced an aging GF with a Sodick in 2008. Since then we bought 4 more Sodicks. Machines are fast, accurate, have a large UV travel, give super fine finishes and are easy to use. Service support is great and consumables are cheap with Sodick Care pricing. Makino's and GF's aren't only expensive too buy, they're expensive to run.