Wire EDM achieves surface finishes down to 0.05 µm Ra.
May 6, 2010 -
Designed for micro machining and ultra precision applications, CUT 1000 uses .02 mm dia wires and IPG-V eCut technology. AC Duo enables work with 2 wire spools of different wire types and automatic switching between different diameter wires. Programmable via machine control, forward feed of wires takes place automatically and is monitored by sensors. Table design separates the X and Y axes on monobloc, eliminating mutual interference and tripping errors.
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Agie Charmilles, LLC
560 Bond St.
Lincolnshire, IL, 60069
GF AgieCharmilles Designs CUT 1000 Wire EDM for Ultra-Precision
Lincolnshire, Illinois - GF AgieCharmilles' CUT 1000 is the world's most accurate wire EDM. Designed specifically for micro machining and ultra precision applications, the CUT 1000 uses wires of just .02 mm diameter and IPG-V's eCut technology to achieve surface finishes down to 0.05 µm Ra in continuous operation.
CUT 1000 is as productive as it is precise. The machine is equipped with AC Duo, which makes it possible to work with two wire spools, each with a different wire type, and switch between wires of different diameters automatically. Programmable via the machine control, the forward feed of the wires, just like the threading, takes place automatically and is monitored by patented sensors.
GF AgieCharmilles constructed the CUT 1000 with a table design that separates the X and Y-axes on a patented monobloc, eliminating mutual interference and tripping errors. A traveling table on the machine bed carries the work tank and moves the workpiece in the X direction exclusively. A second axis slide, also movable in the horizontal plane on the machine frame, accommodates the upper part of the C-frame and moves the wire in the Y direction. This configuration delivers ideal travels, positioning accuracy and taper cutting capability for machining complex, high precision parts.
Cut 1000 accommodates workpieces up to 77lbs. and has X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 8.66 in. x 6.29 in. x 3.93 in. Additionally, CUT 1000 is equipped with Vision 5, an intuitive control system developed specifically for wire cut EDM that enables flexible data input in accordance with workshop environment.
About GF AgieCharmilles
GF AgieCharmilles is the North American leading supplier of wire EDM, CNC and manual diesinking systems and high speed/performance and 5-axis CNC milling machines. For more information on the company's products and services, contact Gisbert Ledvon, Agie Charmilles, 560 Bond St., Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4224, Tel: 1-800-CTC-1EDM. Gisbert.Ledvon@us.gfac.com, Fax: 847-913-5340, or visit http://www.gfac.com/us.