EDM and Complementary Technologies
The company’s offering of EDM, hole popper and waterjet technologies includes the FA10S Advance wire EDM, the EA12V sinker EDM, the ED2000M small-hole EDM drill and the DX44 waterjet. The FA10S Advance wire EDM features the company’s M700 series control.
Designed to complement EDM technology, the DX44 waterjet features a 100,000-psi pump that is said to enable faster cutting and higher productivity. The machine also includes the company’s own controls and servo system.
Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.
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Cutting holes by interpolating a face milling cutter may be a better process choice for many rough and even finish boring operations. Software improvements and better cutter designs allow expanding use of the versatile face mill for hole making.