June 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: EDM

This month’s product slideshow includes equipment ranging from wire EDMs and consumables to an electrical discharge device for dressing grinding wheels.

Equipped with features such as automatic wire rethreading, breakthrough detection and wear monitoring, the EDMs highlighted in this slideshow are well-suited to unattended or lights-out production. Click through the images for these products and more, and visit the EDM Zone for additional information.

 

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  • Wire EDM In The Extreme

    Cutting metal with an energized strand of wire is still one of the most dynamic frontiers in metalworking, and this shop goes to extremes to keep up with the latest advances. It has even developed some of its own.

  • Too Small To Touch

    Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.

  • Exploring Niches With New EDM Technologies

    A shop specializing in wire EDM for large mold components now offers EDM “turning” of small, intricate parts. Despite the potential risks involved in early adoption of new technologies, the shop believes this practice gives it a leg-up on the competition and lets it gain experience with alternative machining techniques before offering them to customers.

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Relationships at the Heart of Manufacturing Move

Once again under the leadership of Ed Beaumont, fast-hole EDM supplier Beaumont Machine recently moved to a new facility. Relationships with customers, employees and the aerospace industry as a whole were cited as the reasons for this change.