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.
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.
Successful sinker EDM operations rely on understanding the relationship between each individual spark, the electrode and the workpiece.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hole making is considered the most frequently performed metalworking operation. Hole making on a micro level, say 0.010 inch and smaller, is where it gets interesting. This shop is very good at making small holes.
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.
The FANUC Robocut C800iB-20 wire EDM from Methods Machine Tools offers new features for increased accuracy, efficiency, and throughput.
MC Machinery’s MV2400-ST, an electrical discharge machine, is specifically designed for larger-part production, capable of performing submerged cutting up to 16.5" deep.
Manufactured in Taiwan and distributed throughout the United States, the W-EDM S series of CNC EDMs from Kaast delivers surface quality combined with technologies to help keep production effective as well as efficient.
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.