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JUL 2018

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Pg. 5 EDM 100 MoldMaking Technology —— JULY 2018 EDM Machine Has Power Optimizer to Reduce Machining Time Makino introduces a new EDM machine in its Edge-Series, the Edge2, to the U.S. manufacturing market. The machine was built for general preci- sion machining applications. It provides accurate and reliable performance for standard die and mold components or contract manufacturing with a space-saving design. The Edge2 is configured with a variety of productive, adaptive EDM technologies to effi- ciently handle many tasks while reducing machin- ing time. SuperSpark4 dynamically optimizes the power discharge levels and jump cycles to reduce machining time up to 50 percent. Intelligent Expert System (IES) has advanced adaptive power to automatically stabilize EDM processes and enhance accuracy. MGH6 Control features a 15-inch touch-screen control system and simpli- fied programming using the Makino Program Generator (MPG) function. The Edge-Series sinker EDM machines feature an integral rise-and-fall work tank designed with unobstructed access to the work zone for setups, which Makino says greatly improves visibility to monitor the machining processes. The machine includes an eight-station automatic tool-changer (ATC) to extend unattended operation, and fully supported robotic automation for greater unat- tended operations. The machines are equipped with critical safety features, such as flame sensor and fire extinguisher systems, that are integrated and monitored by the machine control. Makino / 248-232-6200 / makino.com Compact EDM Machine Has Varied Features for Accuracy and Ease of Use GF Machining Solutions's new compact Form E 350 machine is a suitable die sinking EDM solution for small shops. The Form E 350 has sturdy C-axis construction, a cross table and a cast-iron frame for stability and force reduction, which helps maintain a precise spark gap between the part and the electrode. GF Machining Solutions says that regardless of part weight or dielectric volume, the machine delivers consistent accuracy. Integrated glass scales preserve long-term repeatability and eliminate the need for recalibration. The Form E 350 also eliminates errors from backlash and wear. The machine features a programmable dielectric management system with a 270-liter capacity integrated inside the machine cabinet. This system fills and empties the work tank without human intervention to keep the machine in production. The Form E 350 also comes with the Intelligent Speed Power Generator (ISPG) to provide qual- ity surface finishes and precision applications in any conductive material. The generator improves machining speeds by 40 percent and reduces corner wear by 50 percent. GF Machining Solutions / 847-913-5300 / gfms.com/us All New ALN800G Large WEDM ALN Series Innovation In Action. IMTS Booth #134802, EAST Sept. 10th - 15th, 2018 Sodick is proud to be the #1 selling EDM brand in the United States, and worldwide. Our dedication to quality and reliability has led us to be the name most trusted by you, the EDM user. The ALN series is our most popular line of Wire EDM to date, with the latest generator and control, as well as an automatic drop tank for easy setup. Visit us at IMTS 2018 to learn more about Sodick Wire EDM and Sinker EDM, and explore our newest tecnology, Metal 3D Printing. To learn more about Sodick technologies, email Sales@sodick.com or call us at: (847) 310 9000 www.sodick.com Automatic 3-Sided Drop Tank Designed for easy setups, the ALN Series comes with a 3-sided automatic drop tank, providing full access to the work table. The water level automatically fills to the upper guide position for ease of use. Fixed-Jet Annealing AWT The FJ-AWT is Sodick's most reliable threader, annealing a length of wire to ensure straightness. The ALN is capable of threading submerged or unsubmerged, with jet or jetless. Rigid Linear Motors Sodick's patented Rigid Linear Motors are the first linear drives designed for EDM. With flat magnets mounted directly into the machine castings, Sodick's proprietary design ensures friction-free drive motion that maintains accuracy for 10 years and beyond. Sales@sodick.com (847) 310 9000

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