High Energy Wire EDM Technology

Makino (Auburn Hills, MI) has introduced HEAT (High Energy Applied Technology)—a new technology to provide the fastest cutting rates and operating speeds available in wire EDM production.

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Makino (Auburn Hills, MI) has introduced HEAT (High Energy Applied Technology)—a new technology to provide the fastest cutting rates and operating speeds available in wire EDM production. This high accuracy application is possible even with standard brass wire such as 0.010 inches. This HEAT generator technology incorporates a series of enhanced modifications developed by Makino engineers. It enhances speed and accuracy beyond anything ever demonstrated in recent years, and addresses the needs of production wire EDM job shops, and aerospace and medical applications. This technology can enhance machining speeds up to 40 percent as compared to competitive machining performance; and provides a more than 60 percent improvement in part accuracy and straightness over competitive technologies in comparison to the same number of machining passes. Additionally, the technology provides for faster cutting in real world applications without using large diameter or special coated wire. The technology includes a patented wire drying system which eliminates the replacement of rollers and bearings. It also includes a special filtration process to address high metal removal. The open V-Guide Makino wire threading system requires limited maintenance, as does the non-tube wire threading mechanism and crash proof nozzle design. HEAT machines also require no belts or belt replacements.