MC Machinery Systems Officially Opens New Headquarters

Last week, MC Machinery Systems Inc. officially opened its new, larger headquarters in Elk Grove Village. Cynthia Kushtush from sister publication Moldmaking Technology was there to cover it. Here is a small sampling of what she saw.


Theory and Practice of the Shop Visit

There is certain information that can only come from standing in the facility.


A Stitch in Time—A New Core Retention Function for Wire EDM

When running a wire EDM such as the FANUC RoboCut C800iB, an automatic routine in the CNC program adds a "stitch" at a few strategically placed locations around the periphery of the core. By holding the cores in place until the entire job is finished, multi-workpiece cutting processes are able to run in an extended, unmanned mode.


EDM Drill/Mill Cuts 3D Turbine Blade Diffuser Shapes

Eastec 2017: EDM Network will exhibit Chmer EDM’s six-axis AD5L EDM Drill/Mill, a high-speed EDM drilling machine that can also mill 3D diffuser shapes required for air cooling in jet engines and industrial gas turbine generators.

Laser & Waterjet

Probing Alternatives for EDM: April 2017 Digital Edition

The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop breaks down part probing options for different kinds of EDM equipment, investigates why the automotive market is so strong and more.


EDM Machine Probing Possibilities

Probing options for electrical discharge machining equipment range from simple to sophisticated. Here are options for wire, sinker and hole-drilling EDM.


Wire EDM Offers More Than Just Precision

Among other benefits, these two shops have saved significant production time by using wire EDM for part-cutoff operations previously conducted on bandsaws.


EDM and Additive Manufacturing Similarities

Like electrical discharge machining, additive offers manufacturers an alternate part-production option. However, conventional machining won’t go away.


In Machine Tool Research, Learn to Compare and Contrast

A frequent Techspex user shares how the database enables him to more easily gather competitive quotes for machine tool acquisitions.


Makino Acquires EDM Consumables Supplier

Global EDM Supplies will be integrated into Makino’s SST consumables business.