EDM

Aerospace

When Organic Growth in Your Machine Shop Isn’t Enough

Princeton Tool wanted to expand its portfolio, increase its West Coast presence, and become a stronger overall supplier. To accomplish all three goals at once, acquiring another machine shop became its best option.

NEWS

GF Machining Expands Direct Support Areas

GF Machining has announced that it will transition to direct sales and support, starting Jan. 1 for several states across the U.S.

Additive Manufacturing

Cutting AM Parts from Build Plate Turns Wire EDM Upside Down

GF Machining Solutions found it had to modify nearly every aspect of a wire EDM machine to efficiently handle the challenges of removing 3D printed parts from build plates. Here is a look at a machine tool developed entirely for the needs of metal additive manufacturing.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Voice Control of Machine Tools has Arrived

Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices.  Why not on machine tools as well?

EDM

Inside the Sinker EDM Process, One Spark at a Time

Successful sinker EDM operations rely on understanding the relationship between each individual spark, the electrode and the workpiece. 

EDM

MC Machinery's Mitsubishi SV12P Features AI Control Technology

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.
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EDM

Use Your Machinists to Make Dies

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.

EDM

Online Store for EDM Wire Gives Small Shops A Boost

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.

EDM

GIP's Plasma Coated EDM Wire Aids Flushing, Increases Speed

Plasma hybrid-coated EDM wire, available from Global Innovative Products (GIP), is made with a coating that aids flushing for wire EDM efficiency.

EDM

Acu-Rite's DRO300 Enables Control of Sinker EDMs

The Acu-Rite 300-series digital readout (DRO), available from Heidenhain, now enables users to control sinker EDM machines.