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Published: 2/13/2009

Vision System Brings On-Machine Measurement To Ram EDM
Vision technology tailored to ram EDM allows shops to measure a part as it remains fixtured on a spark-erosion machine.

Published: 2/2/2009

Micropulse Technology Comes To Fast-Hole EDM
Holes in turbine blades are critical because the internal cooling airflow provided by these holes prevents the parts from overheating during operation. One of the most promising technologies for making these holes is fast-hole electrical discharge m...

Published: 1/15/2009

A Role For Rotary Erosion
A cutting tool manufacturer uses multitasking equipment that combines electrical-discharge grinding and conventional grinding to speed the production of diamond tools.

Published: 9/18/2008

Exploring Niches With New EDM Technologies
A shop specializing in wire EDM for large mold components now offers EDM “turning” of small, intricate parts. Despite the potential risks involved in early adoption of new technologies, the shop believes this practice gives it a leg-up on the compet...

Published: 8/27/2008

Getting It Through The Door
When I am interested in writing about a new type of machine tool, I like to visit a shop or plant that has a representative model in place. Getting this user’s perspective is more objective and more relevant than just picking up info from other ...

Published: 8/20/2008

Electrical Discharge Saw Slices Through Hard Alloys
Electrical discharge sawing uses spark-erosion technology and is said to create blanks from exotic alloys as much as 70 percent faster than wire EDM.

Published: 2/1/2008

Room To Grow
This wire EDM job shop in Wisconsin acquired a submerged cutting wire machine that lets it handle larger, taller workpieces than just about any other job shop in the country. The new machine has a “column-up” option that adds a riser block between t...

Published: 9/2/2007

Micro "Turning" Using Wire EDM
A high speed rotary spindle allows a wire EDM unit to turn round parts with diameters as small as 0.002 inches to a finish of 0.2 Ra while maintaining accurate concentricity.

Published: 2/1/2007

A Highly Complementary Combo
Wire EDM and abrasive waterjet go together well, especially for cutting aluminum.