Wire EDM Machines

Wire Changing EDM Proves Big in Micro Tooling Production

As consumer products continue to shrink in size, die shops such as Scenic Tool and Stamping face the challenge of developing highly intricate tooling for stamping the tiny components that make up miniature merchandise. As a result, an increasing number of these shops are incorporating high-precision wire EDMs like the Cut 2000 from GF AgieCharmilles that provide automatic wire-changing capability. uses the to easily switch wires of different sizes and materials.
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Wire EDM Machines: Articles

Mold Craft Adds to Sinker Department

The AG40L features linear motor technology which provides high feed rates and acceleration resulting in naturally even flushing.
Mold Craft added the Sodick AG40L to their shop and has found that the accuracy and precision is unbeatable.

Sodick Announces Regional Manager

Romeiser will be responsible for the sales management of Wire EDM, Sinker EDM, Small Hole EDM, High Speed Milling Machines and Electrode Machining Centers the Northeast and the North-Midwest regions of the United States. 
Sodick has brought on board a new regional manager, Todd Romeiser. 

Sodick Showcases Wire EDM Linear Motor Drive Technology

Visitors to the Smart Technology Event hosted by Sodick got to inspect and learn about a wide range of machine tools, including a new range of rigid linear motor driven Wire EDM machines.
The Smart Technology Event conducted live demonstrations of a new range of rigid linear motor driven Wire EDM machines and other high speed machine tools that offer small to mid-size shops a competitive advantage through improved part accuracy, repeatability, speed and acceleration.

GF AgieCharmilles Unveils Streamlined New Website

Improvements include a streamlined layout, with easy-to-use navigation that organizes machines by both type and attributes such as speed, precision and cost effectiveness. (Click on photo to enlarge it)
GFAC debuted a completely new U.S. website that offers increased user-friendliness and reflects the visual identity of parent company Georg Fischer.

Mazak Certifies Kennametal as Newest VIP Partner

Mazak Corporation recently announced that Kennametal, a leading provider of custom and standard wear-resistant solutions, is the newest member of the Mazak Value Inspired Partner (VIP) program.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
Kennametal will collaborate with the firm on R&D and integration efforts to create more innovative products and turnkey processes for the U.S. manufacturing market.

 

Wire EDM Machines: Products

IMTS 2014: EDM

Booth E-5102: Sodick will display a complete line of wire EDMs, including the top selling cost efficient VZ Series, the new advanced SL series (including the SL400G shown here) which incorporates the latest industry leading SPW control, the extreme capacity AQ Series and the ’ultra’ precision AP Series with micro wire and oil dielectric technology. 
Here is proven, reliable, high-accuracy technology for those in the tool and die industry, especially shops that specialize in one-off or specialty components and need everything from CNC wire EDM equipment to die sinking machines.

High-End Wire EDM for Faster Speed, Improved Accuracy, Maintenance Savings

The AL56SA wire EDM features AccuteX’s award-winning AWT automatic wire threader that provides effective threading at the break point.
The linear shaft technology used by the AccuteX AL56SA Wire EDM from Absolute Machine Tools offers no backlash or lost motion, no guideway friction, no heat transfer, and fast servo and spark control when matched with the AccuteX 64-bit Windows CE control.

HMI Provides Common Language for Wire EDMs

The backward compatibility function of the AC CUT HMI allows shops to work backwards and run older part programs generated for existing GF Machining Solutions EDMs on newer and even future machine models. Instead of older programs having to be rewritten for use on today’s machines, the new HMI includes a converter that automatically updates these programs to increase workflow-scheduling versatility.
The AC CUT HMI (human machine interface) from GF Machining Solutions gives enables shops to freely run any job on any one of their EDM machines – no matter when the part programs were first produced.
Events Calendar
September 8 - 13, 2014
McCormick Place -- Chicago, IL
September 10 - 11, 2014
Miller and Hobart Technology and Training Center -- Houston, TX
September 15 - 17, 2014
San Diego Convention Center -- San Deigo, CA
September 16 - 18, 2014
Houston, TX
September 17 - 18, 2014
John S. Knight Center -- Akron, OH