Wire EDM Machines

Soft Wired: Cutting High Taper Angles with Wire EDM

The ability to accurately and efficiently machine taper cuts using soft wire has opened up new areas of opportunity for moldmakers in aerospace, medical, electronics and other applications. Here are some ways to overcome the challenges faced when cutting high taper angles. 
Wire EDM Machines: Articles

Wire EDM Maintenance

General cleaning and simple washing of the work tank area, work table and seal plate is probably the most overlooked item of wire EDM maintenance. Specially designed EDM acid cleaners are used for general cleaning of the very fine, abrasive particles in EDM debris that build up and create a hard scale over time. Use these approved chemical cleaners, but don’t spray them directly into the machine.
Many items must be properly addressed to keep a wire EDM machine in top operating order for the best productivity and reliability. Reviewing these on a regular basis ensures that the machine it being properly maintained as a proactive preventive measure.

Improving Profitability with User-Friendly EDM

Providing unrestricted access to the work zone and workpiece – including the bottom side of the workpiece and the machine’s lower head – bring efficiency to part production by reducing operator fatigue and errors, accelerating part changes and eliminating potential interference problems.
The complicated nature of the work and the current labor issues facing the industry mean that more user-friendly EDM is critical for your shop operation.

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.

Corporate Profile: Makino

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


Wire EDM Machines: Industry News

Reliable Metalcraft Invests in New Capabilities

They add tool and die, engineering and machine tool capabilities to meet unique specifications in new products offered to their clients.

GF Machining Solutions Names New Distributors in Northwest and West

Ellison Technologies, D & R Machinery and Hartwig now sell and service their EDM, milling and laser texturing equipment.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Moves Service and Support Operations in Mexico

The new Querétaro site is located in the Baijo region’s strong industrial automation activity, especially in automotive and aerospace.


Wire EDM Machines: Products

Medical Machining: Machine Tools

The F-Series vertical machining center from Makino provides stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high-speed /hard-milling and accuracies for tight tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3D contoured geometry associated with medical production.
Take a closer look at some of the newest equipment that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.

High Performance, High Productivity Wire EDM for Medical Machining

The AgieCharmilles CUT E 350 wire EDM from GF Machining Solutions has a large touchscreen HMI that is intuitive in operation and features onboard Intelligent Collision Protection, built-in machining strategies and flexible job management for high performance and high productivity.
The AgieCharmilles CUT E 350 wire EDM from GF Machining Solutions has a large intuitive touchscreen HMI that features onboard Intelligent Collision Protection, built-in machining strategies and flexible job management.

IMTS 2016: EDM

Booth S-8536: Affordable AccuteX “Great Economy” (GE) Wire EDM machines from Absolute Machine Tools feature automatic wire threading and can reach 33.5 sq in/hr cutting speeds using 0.012 in high speed wire. Their AccuteX SD (Stable Discharge) Master-powered servo control system enhances accuracy, repeatability and surface finish while minimizing the possibility of wire breakage.
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.