EDM from MC Machinery Handles Larger Parts
MC Machinery’s MV2400-ST, an electrical discharge machine, is specifically designed for larger-part production, capable of performing submerged cutting up to 16.5" deep.
MC Machinery’s MV2400-ST, a wire EDM, is specifically designed for large-part production, capable of performing submerged cutting as deep as 16.5". With an annealing length of over 21", its automatic wire threading system can thread the maximum workpiece height both at the start point and through the gap if needed for a broken wire recovery, the company says.
The EDM also features Mitsubishi’s M800-series control with a 19" touchscreen providing easier user interface than previous models. The control uses rotational and tilting functionality while showing job monitoring and other important information in a single view. The new navigation interface is also said to provide intuitive operation for users of different expertise.
Modular workpiece fixturing plays a vital role in this shop’s quest to win larger, more difficult wire EDM jobs.
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.
Originally, wire EDM had two things going against it. It was slow, and often it left an undesirable surface finish. In the last few years, wire EDM builders have fixed the speed problem. Now they're well on their way to fixing the surface finish problem.