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New Machining Centers Improve Moldmaking Workflow

Westminster Tool has shifted the workflow in its moldmaking department to incorporate high-speed five-axis and, as a result, cut lead times and reduce the need for wire EDM. 
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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?

Mitsui Seiki Installs First Blue Arc Machine

Mitsui Seiki has installed what it says is the first Blue Arc-using machine tool. Blue Arc uses a multiple-point discharge event for material removal, whereas EDM uses a single-point discharge.

Anca's EDG3 and SparX Erosion Generator Cut Cycle Times

Anca’s Electro Discharge Grinding 3 machine with Anca Motion’s SparX Erosion Generator uses a variety of tech innovations to maintain geometries and cut PCD cycle times by 50%.

MC Machinery Opens Southeast Technology Center

MC Machinery has opened a new technology center in Concord, N.C. to act as a showroom and demo station for its range of manufacturing solutions.

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.

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.

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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?

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.

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.

AgieCharmilles Cut 2000 X Features Integrated Measurement for Edge Detection

The AgieCharmilles Cut 2000 X wire EDM from GF Machining Solutions is said to offer high accuracy and productivity for demanding applications.

Beaumont's FH40 Fast-Hole EDM Delivers Quicker Response Time

Beaumont Machine has updated its core fast-hole FH40 EDM with added features, including a faster response time.

Global Innovative Products Launches Online EDM Wire Store

The brass and coated EDM wire products on offer are made by Thermo Compact and Bedra.

Cool Tricks: How to Photograph Sinker EDM

Sometimes it takes a little extra effort and ingenuity to solve a problem. In the case of the February 2020 cover of Modern Machine Shop, it took a lot of each — and a cheap plastic spaghetti container.

Additive Advances Highlighted at Grand Opening

GF Machining Solutions put its technology on display for its North American customers, highlighting advances in EDM spark monitoring and support for additive manufacturing technology.

GF Machining Solutions Appoints New Leadership Roles

The former president of the Americas region has been promoted to head the global organization. 

Makino's U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme Improves Machining Speed and Performance

Makino’s U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme wire EDM is designed to increase machining rates while maintaining traditional wire consumption.

June 2019 Product Spotlight: Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on different types of electrical discharge machining equipment.

Relationships at the Heart of Manufacturing Move

Once again under the leadership of Ed Beaumont, fast-hole EDM supplier Beaumont Machine recently moved to a new facility. Relationships with customers, employees and the aerospace industry as a whole were cited as the reasons for this change.

AgieCharmilles Cut C 350 and 600 Wire EDMs Deliver Cost-Effective Performance

GF Machining Solutions offers the AgieCharmilles Cut C 350 and Cut C 600 wire EDMs for U.S. manufacturers that want higher performance with lower operating costs.

Beaumont's FH30 Fast Hole EDM Provides Accurate Axis Movement

The FH30 from Beaumont Machine is a fast-hole EDM with 16-axis capability, a rotary table with accuracy ranging from 3 to 5 arcseconds and repeatability ranging to 0.0002".

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.