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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.

Published: 1/25/2011

EDM Energy Conservation Without the Effort
Most machine tool energy conservation systems simply track power consumption, placing the burden of actually reducing energy use on manufacturers. GF AgieCharmilles aims to change that with the EconoWatt II, an automated system for wire EDM.

Published: 1/21/2011

What Shapes a Shop
Marshall Manufacturing melds CNC machining and 3D bending to create intricate medical components from small-diameter barstock and tubing. Customer needs spurred the shop to carve out what has become a successful medical-manufacturing niche.