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A Novel EDM Application
GF AgieCharmilles designed the FO 550 SP die-sinking EDM, the company probably never imagined it would be used like this.
Have you ever seen anyone open a bottle with a cigarette lighter or pry open a container with a screwdriver? Similarly, perhaps you’ve seen children using garbage can lids as sleds on a snowy day or attaching playing cards in their bicycle spokes to make noise. Our everyday lives offer countless examples people using things in manners that are completely inconsistent with the intent of their original design. When engineers and machine tools are involved, things get a little more complicated, but the basic principle remains the same: Any given tool or device can likely be employed with striking effect in unexpected ways—ways that can sometimes lend a competitive edge.