EDM

Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.
#industry40 #analysis #medical

Linear Drive CNC Machine Designed for High-Precision Small Hole Drilling 

Sodick recommends its five-axis K4HL CNC machine for applications that require the high-speed drilling of thousands of small, high-precision holes.

Wire EDM Module Streamlines Programming Process

HCL CAMWorks module offers a single-click model-to-G-code functionality, enhanced feature recognition for non-planar geometry, automatic angular wire threading and more.

Rotary EDM Machine Decreases PCD Tool Cycle Time By 50%

ANCA’s EDG with ANCA Motion SparX Erosion Generator features Intelligent Adaptative Control and Adaptive Spark Control to avoid over-erosion and automatic control of the erosion gap distance.

Die-Sinker EDM Enhanced With Discharge Control, AI Technology

Sodick’s AL G Series Rigid linear motor-driven die-sinker EDM includes “SP Power Supply,” “Arc-less 4 Circuit” and “LN Professional AI software” enhancements.

Shared Engineering Expertise Overcomes Design and Delivery Challenges

Collaboration on part and mold design between a molder and mold builder were vital to overcoming design and production challenges for a unique automotive project.
#profile #analysis #automotive

How to Improve Your Current Efficiency Rate

An alternative approach to taking on more EDM-intensive work when technology and personnel investment is not an option.
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EDGECAM 2021 Software Ensures Faster Waveform Roughing Functionality

The updated CAD/CAM software from Hexagon Production Software boosts customer productivity with lower computer-processing time and faster toolpaths.

MC Machinery Opens Southeast Technology Center in North Carolina

The new 16,000-square-foot facility will provide MC Machinery customers throughout the region with local access to direct sales, service, application and training support.

Advanced EDM Features Increase Efficiency and Change Perceptions

Unique features that drive optimum speed and accuracy in the EDM process helped change Viking Tool’s views on, and use of, EDM technologies.

VIDEOS

Automation and Connectivity Drive Machine-Tool Innovations

Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.

CAD Software Automates Die-Sinking Electrode Manufacturing

Advanced CAD/CAM software with dedicated electrode design capabilities greatly reduces electrode design, modeling and manufacturing time.

Technology Tuesday: EMO Wrap Up on EDM, Automation and Industry 4.0

EMO Hannover 2017 was a showcase for EDM developments, automation solutions and software for data-driven manufacturing.  EDM technology is evolving through new machine designs, thermal stability, powerful generators, parts handling robots, linear handling systems and software solutions for future Industry 4.0 infrastructures.

MMT Chats: Relationships Are Key to Conquering Supply Chain Challenges

This mold shop owner built his shop with a focus on relationships, and this has become a clear advantage, as the industry works through the impacts of the coronavirus.  Sit back and watch this MMT Chat as MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges interviews two key members of the Eden team.
#medical #leadership

Using the Right Technology at the Right Time and in the Right Way

Michigan mold and die maker puts its engineering expertise to work for each customer.
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Single-Brand EDM Arsenal Helps Moldmaker Speed Services for Diverse Clientele

Microtech Precision sticks with Mitsubishi EDM (and milling) technology to optimize machining capabilities for molds, dies and more.

Combining Customized Software with CMM Reduces Production Bottleneck

In order to reduce downtime on its EDM and CNC machines when setting up new jobs, moldmaker Kavia Tooling turned to a coordinate measuring machine from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to create an offline zero transfer system ahead of the manufacturing process for parts and electrodes. 

Five-Axis Hard Milling Improves Electrode Accuracy

Fully automated, high-speed hard milling centers saved moldmaker time, money, handwork, allowed wider-range of EDM burns to be achieved.

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: EDM

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including EDM.