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Published: 4/15/2019

Industry News of Note: April 2019
EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news. 

Published: 3/12/2019

CAM Simulation Gets Toolmaker up to Speed with B-Axis EDM
Software simulation helped this machine shop learn how to program its new advanced, high-tolerance wire EDM. The software also helped the shop turn job quotes around quickly.

Published: 1/17/2019

Fiber Optics Improve EDM Spark Monitoring, Wire Life
This controller uses fiber-optic cables to overcome major hurdles in monitoring EDM spark output, improving wire life and reducing voltage consumption.

Published: 10/23/2018

Buying a Wire EDM, Part 4: Dielectric Fluid & Maintenance
Removing the microscopic particles made during the wire EDM cutting process becomes a key factor in maximizing cutting speed as well as attaining part accuracy and surface finish. Dielectric fluid is the mechanism for flushing these “chips&rdq...

Published: 10/14/2018

Buying a Wire EDM, Part 3: Speed, Accuracy and Finish
What kind of surface finish can the purchaser of a wire EDM expect with today’s technology? 

Published: 10/7/2018

Buying a Wire EDM, Part 2: Wire Considerations
Each type of EDM wire has its strengths and weaknesses. This post reviews wire types, the importance of tensile strength and wire rethreading. 

Published: 9/21/2018

Buying a Wire EDM, Part 1: How It Works
Wire EDMs can cut parts that require a level of accuracy, intricacy and fine surface finish that traditional machining methods cannot achieve. Here’s how it works.

Published: 7/7/2018

At a Grand Opening, Sodick Reveals More Than New Machines
Along with launching a new line of hybrid machines, the EDM manufacturer is tailoring one of its EDM models specifically for post processing additive parts.

Published: 6/17/2018

June 2018 Product Spotlight: EDM
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on electrical discharge machines (EDMs) tailored to a variety of industries. 

Published: 1/10/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: January 2018
SST collaborates with SmalTec on micromachining EDMs, DMG MORI appoints a new president and other manufacturing news.

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