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New SmartCAM Training Center Opening in March
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SmartCAMcnc will open a new instruction center for training CNC programmers in the SmartCAM Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software family this March. The new facility is located at the company's corporate headquarters in Springfield, Oregon.

EDM Series Designed to Boost Flexibility, Time to Market
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The AgieCharmilles CUT E (for efficiency) Series of wire EDMs, available from GF Machining Solutions, incorporates a range of technologies designed to help manufacturers increase their flexibility and accelerate time to market.

GF Machining Solutions Boosts Service, Support for Customers
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GF Machining Solutions has added seven field service engineers and one refurbishment technician to its service and support team, ensuring its customers get the most out of their machines by boosting the level of service and support it provides.

Sinker EDMs Enable Fast Cutting of Large Workpieces
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Makino’s EDNC6 and EDNC8 sinker EDMs combine rigid and precise construction, simple touchscreen programming, and advanced performance features for accurate and fast cutting of large workpieces.

3S for EDM
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Applying the sort, set and standardize principles of 5S to EDM operations can increase efficiency by minimizing waste.

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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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