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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: 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: 2/1/2007

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

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.