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Wire EDM Machines

A CNC wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) tool taper cuts or shapes conductive materials using a thin electrode that follows a precisely programmed path. A gap between the wire and the workpiece ensures no distortion in the path of the wire or the shape of the material. Enclosed in deionized water, the wire rapidly charges to a desired voltage where a spark jumps the gap, melts a small portion of the workpiece, and the deionized water cools and flushes away any particles. This is ideal for delicate or small parts that could be damaged with conventional machining, thick parts requiring high finishes and accuracies, complex shapes, narrow slots, larger parts that must hold accurate tolerances, and hard, exotic and expensive materials.

Hybrid-Coated EDM Wire Increases Productivity 15% to 20%

More than 50% of Clippard’s pneumatic valve and cylinder production is done via wire EDM. When Global Innovative Products (GIP) needed real-world validation of its testing on Plasma, a gamma-phase intermetallic zinc alloy-coated wire with brass core, Clippard successfully used the wire to produce tooling.

Wire EDM Machines: Articles

Hybrid-Coated EDM Wire Increases Productivity 15% to 20%

More than 50% of Clippard’s pneumatic valve and cylinder production is done via wire EDM. When Global Innovative Products (GIP) needed real-world validation of its testing on Plasma, a gamma-phase intermetallic zinc alloy-coated wire with brass core, Clippard successfully used the wire to produce tooling.

More than 50% of Clippard’s pneumatic valve and cylinder production is done...

How EDM Technology Is Adapting to the Realities of the Modern Workforce

The difference between a skilled operator and an inexperienced one is night and day. Machine builders are helping manufacturers remain productive and profitable by deploying technologies that close the skills gap between dedicated operators with extensive knowledge of just one process and today’s jack of all trades.

The difference between a skilled operator and an inexperienced one is night...

Spark New Life into Complex Machining

Optimized, faster cutting speeds. Reliable accuracy. Easy programming of advanced control capabilities. Lower maintenance and reduced operating costs. And all at a reasonable price. Welcome to the newest EDM systems.

Optimized, faster cutting speeds. Reliable accuracy. Easy programming of advanced control capabilities....

Soft Wired: Cutting High Taper Angles with Wire EDM

With Video

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. 

The ability to accurately and efficiently machine taper cuts using soft wire...

Wire EDM Maintenance

With Video

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.

Many items must be properly addressed to keep a wire EDM machine...
Wire EDM Machines: Products

Microcracking Solved in Fast-Hole EDM’s Update

Beaumont Machine FH40

Beaumont Machine gave its FH40 fast-hole EDM a faster response time, plus features that address aerospace needs: a lower recast and virtually no microcracking. They’re focusing on the ability to work real-time with the power supply to control interconnection and closed-loop features, and thereby deliver higher quality in their process. 

Beaumont Machine gave its FH40 fast-hole EDM a faster response time, plus...

5-Axis Milling Machine Simplifies Complex Cutting Tasks

MC Machinery’s Eagle V5 can perform high-precision cuts with the X, Y, Z, B, and C axes moving simultaneously. Integrated 4/5-axis system allows X, Y, and Z travels of 21.6 in, 15.7 in, and 15.7 in, respectively.

MC Machinery’s Eagle V5 can perform high-precision cuts with the X, Y,...

Automatic Tool Changer for Dual-Drive Press Brakes

The automatic tool changer (ATC) for the BH series of dual-drive press brakes from MC Machinery Systems is designed for high-mix, low-volume environments by allowing for the greatest tooling variation on the market and facilitating operation by employees of all skill levels.

The automatic tool changer (ATC) for the BH series of dual-drive press...
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