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The promise of running a wire EDM for long stretches without much operator attention is enticing, but many shops never manage to pull this off. Here are tips to make it happen, as offered by Mark Cicchetti, EDM technical director for Absolute Machine Tool’s Accutex EDM product line.
This manufacturer leverages various nonconventional machining processes to create accurate holes in a range of tough materials. In fact, precision hole-making has become one of its specialties.
Although this shop has yet to fully explore the capabilities of a new wire EDM’s unique motion system and other precision-boosting features, more incremental improvements have already spurred management to order a second, identical model.
Edited by Jedd Cole
MC Machinery Systems, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., offers its ZT Hybrid Wire for EDM machining.
Scott is the new head of Market Region Americas for GF Machining Solutions, the brand that includes Agie Charmilles (EDM and laser texturing), Mikron (high-performance milling), System 3R (automation and tooling) and Leichti (five-axis milling machine for blades and blisks) and Step-Tec (machine tool spindles). I had the opportunity to meet Scott and get acquainted at the company’s Open House “Solutions Days” last week. Here is my report.
Features such as automatic threading, wear detection and ergonomic controls help to boost productivity in electrical discharge machining (EDM). View this month’s slideshow to learn more.
Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
The Accutex GE wire EDMs from Absolute Machine Tools combine high cutting speed and accuracy.