Smart DEM Wire EDM from Knuth Cuts Graphite
The Smart DEM wire EDM can accommodate workpieces measuring 13.8" × 17.7" × 7.9".
Instead of full submersion, flushing is used to achieve fine cuts with surface finishes of 1.2 µm Ra. Standard features include programming software, diamond guides, paper filter and more.
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.
Beryllium copper offers many benefts to the moldmaker and plastic injection molder, yet questions remain on how to best EDM it, which alloy to specify, where to use it, and is it safe to work with?
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.