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IMTS: Automate Your Way out of the Skilled Labor Shortage
MoldMaking Technology

GF Machining Solutions is on a mission this IMTS to help industry overcome the skilled labor shortage and stay competitive at the same time. Their solution is automation.

Breaking Barriers Between Vision and Reality
MoldMaking Technology

For this OEM, speeding time to market required empowering its captive moldmaking operation with not only new technology, but the culture to use it effectively.

More Accurate Taper Cutting with Wire EDM
Modern Machine Shop

Cutting tall, steeply tapered surfaces with wire EDM often creates an overburn situation if the slope of the wire path changes from the top to the bottom of the cut. A feature called Volumetric Taper Compensation with four-axis overburn control compensates for this effect on FANUC wire EDM models from Methods Machine Tools Inc.

Sinker EDM to Perform Graphite Wear Testing
MoldMaking Technology

Ohio Carbon Blank will be performing EDM graphite wear testing with a Sodick AD35L sinker EDM and showcasing results of its “Test 6” program.

Wire EDMs Offer Versatility, Low Operating Cost
MoldMaking Technology

Makino will showcase its U3 and U6 wire EDMs, which feature HyperCut technology and Hyper-i controls designed for ease of operation, versatility and low operating cost.

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OVERVIEW:
EDM

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Moldmakers rely on electrical discharge machining (EDM) routinely. EDM refers to wire, sinker and small-hole EDM. Sinker includes an electrode and a workpiece both submerged in dielectric fluid; wire uses a thin wire to cut with electricity; and, with small hole an electrode is a cylinder used to machine a hole. Considerations for EDM efficiency include depth, accuracy and finish, and components to consider include drives, generator, programming system and flushing. Other facets include wires, electrodes, graphite, filters and fluids.
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