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Published: 4/10/2006

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.

Published: 1/13/2006

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.

Published: 3/11/2005

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...

Published: 2/15/2003

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 ...

Published: 12/15/2002

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.

Published: 6/15/2002

Non-Traditional Methods For Making Small Holes
Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.

Published: 2/15/2002

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.

Published: 2/15/2002

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.

Published: 1/15/2002

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.

Published: 11/15/2001

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.