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Published: 1/16/2013

Scratching the Surface
Although this shop has yet to fully explore the capabilities of a new wire EDM’s unique motion system and other precision-boosting features, more incremental improvements have already spurred management to order a second, identical model.

Published: 11/12/2012

Moving in with a Customer
Shop owner Chris Nachtmann has established a close relationship with one of his biggest customers. In fact, he moved his operation inside that customer’s facility a couple years ago. Now, he’s making greater strides to invest in and grow his busines...

Published: 3/22/2012

Cylindrical Drive Shaft Motors Replace Ballscrews on Upgraded Wire EDMs
In addition to linear shaft motor technology, the MV series from Mitsubishi EDM now features a redesigned automatic wire rethreading system, an enhanced power supply and high speed communication in the servo system, among other advances.

Published: 3/13/2012

Auto EDM Wire Changers Compete at the High End
Automatic EDM wire-change capability can improve efficiency and reduce costs for high-end tool and die work, especially parts with small internal radii.

Published: 2/15/2012

Improved Break-Out Detection for Small-Hole EDM
The Current EDM RT6050 features software and hardware upgrades that improve the ability to detect when the electrode breaks out of the bottom of a hole.

Published: 2/10/2012

A Big-Picture View of Micromachining
 Matrix Tooling makes injection molds for components that have features you cannot see.

Published: 1/23/2012

Wire EDM with a Twist
Wire EDM units that swivel a horizontally guided electrode wire in a CNC-controlled E axis give this shop the workpiece clearance and flexibility to produce complex, high-precision PCD-tipped cutting tools.

Published: 5/17/2011

Spark Control Pushes Wire EDM Boundaries
Precisely controlling and monitoring each individual spark enables this wire EDM machine to cut hardened, high-temperature alloys with high precision.

Published: 2/23/2011

Special High-Temp Alloys Spark Interest in EDM
Today’s wire EDM technology preserves the surface integrity of proprietary titanium alloys and other high-temperature materials, so aerospace and medical applications using this process are booming.

Published: 2/2/2011

Wire Rethreader Hits The Mark
The rethreading system on a wire electrical discharge machine helps a U.S. manufacturer keep up with production requirements for a critical pistol component.