Wire EDMs Offer Versatility, Low Operating Cost
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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.

Sinker EDM System Has Integrated Toolchanger
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The automated FORM 20 sinker EDM from GF Machining Solutions features an integrated rotary toolchanger (iRTC) designed to boost part processing flexibility while increasing the capability for uninterrupted, unattended production.

Automated Cell to Machine Mold Components
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Visitors to Absolute Machine Tools’ booth will be able to watch an automated machining cell produce multiple cavity and core components for the mold and die industry.

Graphite or Copper? Part 1
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Identifying the differences in cost, detail and performance between graphite and copper will help you select the appropriate electrode material for specific EDM applications.

Automated Cell to Demonstrate Machining of Mold Insert
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In addition to a variety of machines that offer rigid linear motor technology, visitors to Sodick’s booth will be able to see “live” machining of a mold insert through the integration of electrode production, EDM and high-precision, high-speed milling in one automated cell.

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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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