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How To Handle Tall Wire EDM Work

Modular workpiece fixturing plays a vital role in this shop’s quest to win larger, more difficult wire EDM jobs.


Multitasking Ram EDM

Multitasking capability is coming to EDM. This ram EDM unit can switch from ram to wire EDM to produce holes as small as 0.03 mm in diameter.


Incremental Automation Pays Dividends

While successful mold makers agree that automation is necessary to remain competitive, they often have different opinions about how to integrate automation. This mold maker does it in gradual phases, and in doing so, it drives shopfloor workers to r...


Process Pioneers

There is something different about the molds this shop builds. This puts EDM in a whole new light. These molds are not designed to produce plastic parts, like the typical injection mold. Rather, these molds produce parts in metals such as stainless ...


Flexible Grinding, No Grinder Required

At the heart of this process for lean manufacturing of nickel alloy turbine blades are CNC machining centers equipped with grinding wheels.


Non-Traditional Methods For Making Small Holes

Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.


On The Path To Automation

Implementing an integrated tooling system proved to be this mold shop's first step toward automated operation of its electrical discharge machines and graphite mills. Today, the shop's robotic cells can run around the clock in an unattended mode.


EDM For The Long Run

To manufacture large quantities of similar parts, a Georgia machine shop has found that wire EDM is the ideal process.


Wire EDM Gets An Automatic

The development of automatic 'tool' changing for wire electrical discharge machining promises to revise the process strategies applied to many wirecut workpieces.


Machining To Sub-Micron Accuracy--With EDM

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) has a long tradition of being one of the most pioneering of metalworking technologies. Shops with EDM learned (by necessity) to deal with unattended operation long before it became feasible elsewhere.


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