EDM

Automation

New Tech, New Talent at GF Machining

This year’s annual open house marked the debut of not only a new series of wire EDMs, but also an apprenticeship program designed to serve as a pipeline of application and service engineers for years to come.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

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.

EDM

Theory and Practice of the Shop Visit

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

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.

Holemaking

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.

Measurement

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.

Additive Manufacturing

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.

Additive Manufacturing

EDM and Additive Manufacturing Similarities

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

Automotive

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.