Kaast's W-EDM S Boosts Productivity without Sacrificing Accuracy
Manufactured in Taiwan and distributed throughout the United States, the W-EDM S series of CNC EDMs from Kaast delivers surface quality combined with technologies to help keep production effective as well as efficient.
Manufactured in Taiwan and distributed throughout the United States, the W-EDM S series of CNC wire EDMs from Kaast delivers surface quality combined with technologies to help keep production efficient. Automatic corner control contributes to high geometric accuracy during production. Automatic wire tension monitoring helps to ensure that tools are machined quickly without sacrificing precision. The machine is equipped with a 64-bit CNC with 2D/3D graphics for six-axis machining of complex forms.
The automatic wire threading (AWT) option (0.006" to 0.012" copper wire with a water jet 0.04" in diameter) further saves production time.
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.
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