IMTS Spark: With adaptive control technology, the Mitsubishi SV12P sinker EDM from MC Machinery is said to take the guesswork out of estimating machining time.
By systemizing die making into repeatable steps, Dies Plus, a division of Otto Engineering, is using its machinists to effectively make dies. This solution relies on a paperless color-coding system to convey the tolerances machinists need to hit in order for tool and die makers to do the final fitting.
Online ordering of a small number of EDM wire in spools encourages small shops to use premium wire types for faster cuts, better results and overall lower cost.
Plasma hybrid-coated EDM wire, available from Global Innovative Products (GIP), is made with a coating that aids flushing for wire EDM efficiency.
The AgieCharmilles Cut 2000 X wire EDM from GF Machining Solutions is said to offer high accuracy and productivity for demanding applications.
Beaumont Machine has updated its core fast-hole FH40 EDM with added features, including a faster response time.
The brass and coated EDM wire products on offer are made by Thermo Compact and Bedra.
Successful sinker EDM operations rely on understanding the relationship between each individual spark, the electrode and the workpiece.