Metal Cutting

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EDM Economizes Stamping Tool Production

High part volumes tend to be the norm for providers of stamping services, but the nearly 1 billion electrical contact connectors produced last year at Scenic Tool and Stamping aren’t such typical fare.

EDM Brings Capacity, Capability to New Heights

A wire EDM’s increased Z-axis capacity enabled this shop to take on larger parts.

Shop Capitalizes on Water Over Wire

Two abrasive waterjet systems from Omax provide a cost-effective alternative to wire EDM and enable this shop to take on new work.

CAM Shortcuts Simplify Lights-Out Burns

A CAM system with an intuitive user interface, adaptable postprocessors and time-saving shortcuts help this manufacturer maximize unattended EDM burn time.

EDM, Metrology System Pairing Opens New Doors

Seeking a solution for producing and measuring smaller, more intricate parts, this shop combined a ram EDM unit and optical 3D metrology system. Each provided significant benefits on its own, but the pairing of the two technologies enabled the compa...

Wire EDM Improves Throughput, Surface Finish

This manufacturer insulates itself from global competitors by focusing on high-quality products across a range of industries. Just as important, however, is routine investment in new technology. The company’s latest acquisition, the AC Progress VP2 ...

Machining Center Expands EDM Business

As a supplier to leading parts manufacturers in such varied industries as appliances and automobiles, this shop was only initially handling the intricate and complex work on parts with its EDM machines. Outside companies would machine the base parts...

High-Precision Mold Shop Cuts EDM Machining Time By 40 Percent

Finally tiring of the tedious cutting times, marginal finishes and excessive secondary operations coupled with automatic wire feeder problems, this mold shop owner sought-and found-an alternative.

Unattended, Short-Run Production Work Spurs EDM Shop's Growth, Productivity

The move into shortrun production projects is changing Advanced Machining's product mix, and Bobby Miller, Advanced's other co-owner, says it's good to be making this transition. The shop continues to receive custom, oneofakind jobs, but it's also g...

New Wire EDM System Enhances Mold Maker's Capabilities

When Osley and Whitney, Inc. (Westfield, Massachusetts) decided to upgrade its wire EDM (electrical discharge machining) capabilities, the company had several problems it wanted to solve. Osley and Whitney, a 48-year-old plastic injection moldbuildi...

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