Horizontal Wire EDM on the Vollmer QWD 760
The Vollmer QWD 760 features a horizontally guided wire that rotates on an E axis. An automatic probing system verifies orientation of PCD inserts before wire cutting.
Horizontal wire cutting and automatic probing on the Vollmer QWD760 wire erosion machine for production and servicing of PCD tools.
Video Time Frame:
00:11 - Rotation of CNC-controlled E axis with horizontally guided electrode wire.
00:43 – Erosion process with dielectric oil deployed.
01:10 – Automatic measuring routine with machine-mounted probe.
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In many die and mold shops, the choice between ram EDM and CNC milling is far less clear than it used to be. Changing technology is changing the rules.
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.