EDM Upgrades Enable Faster, Smarter Burns
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Intuitive operation, “intelligent” control features, energy savings and raw performance were among the factors driving this shop’s choice of new sinker and wire EDM machines.

Wire EDM Series Suited for Mold and Die Components
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The AgieCharmilles CUT 200/300 MoldTech series of wire EDMs from GF Machining Solutions are equipped with features and capabilities designed for accurate and efficient machining of highly complex parts with variable surface heights or taper cuts.

EDM Wire Optimized for Makino Machines
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SST Consumables Group offers a wire optimized for use on Makino EDMs with HyperCut technology, including U3 and U6 machines.

Integrated Electrode Software Supports More EDMs
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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.

Graphite or Copper? Part 2
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Test findings and a cost of ownership model help identify the monetary impact graphite and copper electrode materials have on manufacturing.

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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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