June 2018 Product Spotlight: EDM
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on electrical discharge machines (EDMs) tailored to a variety of industries.
The image gallery above, based on Modern Machine Shop magazine’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight, features several electrical discharge machines, or EDMs from GF Machining Solutions, Sodick and Makino.
Swipe through the gallery for details, and follow the caption links for more information about each item.
Also, are you in the market for a new EDM? What should you consider when you are researching your option? Check out Techspex’s latest article in the Guide to Buying Machine Tools Knowledge Center, titled “The Remarkable Abilities of Wire EDM,” written by industry expert Barry Rogers.
A new breed of power generators for wire EDMs has options for reducing, even eliminating, one of the unwanted side effects of this very versatile metalcutting process.
Wire EDM units that swivel a horizontally guided electrode wire in a CNC-controlled E axis give this shop the workpiece clearance and flexibility to produce complex, high-precision PCD-tipped cutting tools.
Additives, machine settings, workpiece materials and current technology are factors in avoiding common problems with unwanted rust and surface defects.