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Types of EDM Machining (What, Why, When)

By admin | Oct 13, 2015

EDM uses thermal erosion to remove small bits of conductive metal using repeated electrical discharges between the cutting tool, which functions as the electrode, and the piece itself in the presence of a dielectric fluid. The voltage discharge occurs in the gap between the cutting tool and the piece, and the heat essentially vaporizes small…

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Darth Vader’s Guide To Aerospace Engineering

By admin | Oct 6, 2015

Star Wars fans will recall young Anakin Skywalker’s custom-built pod racer, that even critics of that particular chapter have to admit was pretty advanced technology for what, a ten-year old? Anakin’s racer contained a repulsor lift engine that kept the craft at a precise low level altitude. Its powerful turbine engines were connected by an…

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Precision Manufacturing – Aerospace Industry’s Secret Ingredient

By admin | Sep 30, 2015

Precision manufacturing is vital to the aerospace industry. More stringent quality controls and new regulations require the highest standards of production at all stages. Aerospace industry businesses work hard to ensure they meet all requirements while continuing to manufacture aircraft on time and according to tight specifications. The aerospace industry relies heavily on machinists’ ability…

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Comparing EDM with conventional machining

Manufacturing engineers turn to EDM when milling, turning and grinding aren’t up to the task. It’s as if it’s a binary choice: if machining isn’t possible then chose EDM. The reality is more complex. There’s a significant middle ground where EDM and conventional processes go head-to-head. Yes, the wire EDM cutting rate is lower than…

Surface finish achievable with EDM

Surface finish is often called out on part prints. Sometimes it’s because it influences appearance, more often because it affects how surfaces slide over one another. Bearing surfaces and those used for sealing are examples of where finish is important. An EDM surface finish is different to that produced by conventional machining. Cutting processes produce…

Let EDM be your secret weapon

Thin walls, tight internal radii, tapers, deep blind pockets in hard materials. Sometimes it seems designers are just trying to find the limits of what manufacturing can do. It’s as if they’re hoping manufacturing will say, “Can’t be done.” The thing is, if manufacturing only has access to conventional machining processes they’re probably right. Some…

How accurate is wire EDM?

It’s only natural that designers and toolmakers should ask about the precision of EDM. Knowing the capabilities of the process informs design decisions and influences costs. Whether the parts being made are surgical instruments, extrusion dies, or aerospace components, it’s important to know what tolerances are achievable. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer. While accuracies of…

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