Custom Submersible Chucks for Wire EDM
Northfield Precision Instrument produces custom, submersible chucks for use in wire EDM environments.
Northfield Precision Instrument produces custom, submersible chucks for use in wire EDM environments. The chucks have non-stainless steel wetted components and are coated with a thin, dense layer of hard chrome for protection against corrosion. The company guarantees accuracies of 0.001" to 0.00001" (0.0254 to 0.000254 mm).
Through-hole, high-speed and quick-change air chucks are also available for lathes, boring machines, grinders and VMCs in sizes from 3" to 18" (76 to 457 mm).
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.
Consider these alternatives when conventional drilling can't do the job.
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.