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Integrated Electrode Software Supports More EDMs
MoldMaking Technology

Delcam has enhanced its Delcam Electrode software for electrode design, machining and inspection, integrating its PowerShape, PowerMill and PowerInspect software, and extending the range of EDM equipment supported by the software.

Truly Smart EDM
MoldMaking Technology

Think ease of use, ergonomics and expertise when empowering your operators with the right EDM.

User-Friendly EDM Control Technology
MoldMaking Technology

Wire EDM machines have taken ease-of-use to a new level, by being equipped with the next evolution of advanced machine control.

Graphite or Copper? Part 2
MoldMaking Technology

Test findings and a cost of ownership model help identify the monetary impact graphite and copper electrode materials have on manufacturing.

EDM Suited for Hole Drilling
MoldMaking Technology

Makino's EDBV8 EDM hole driller is well-suited for producing film cooling holes and shaped diffuser holes in blade and vane segments.

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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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