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.
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?
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 has announced that it will transition to direct sales and support, starting Jan. 1 for several states across the U.S.
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.
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.
Plasma hybrid-coated EDM wire, available from Global Innovative Products (GIP), is made with a coating that aids flushing for wire EDM efficiency.
The Acu-Rite 300-series digital readout (DRO), available from Heidenhain, now enables users to control sinker EDM machines.
The AgieCharmilles Cut 2000 X wire EDM from GF Machining Solutions is said to offer high accuracy and productivity for demanding applications.
Beaumont Machine has updated its core fast-hole FH40 EDM with added features, including a faster response time.
The brass and coated EDM wire products on offer are made by Thermo Compact and Bedra.
Successful sinker EDM operations rely on understanding the relationship between each individual spark, the electrode and the workpiece.
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.
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.
MC Machinery Systems will be hosting an EDM and milling open house September 26, 2019 at its Elk Grove Village, Illinois headquarters.
The former president of the Americas region has been promoted to head the global organization.
Makino’s U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme wire EDM is designed to increase machining rates while maintaining traditional wire consumption.
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on different types of electrical discharge machining equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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".
EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news.
The supplier of fast-hole EDMs has relocated the company and entered new end markets.
AccuteX’s GE-SAi and GE-SAiL CNC wire EDM machines, available from Absolute Machine Tools, feature ergonomic enhancements and a choice of either traditional ballscrew (SAi) or AccuteX linear motion (SAiL) axis drive systems.