Die Sinking Machines

Machinery & Machining Tools

GF Machining Showcases New EDM Series Among Medical Machining Advancements at MD&M West 2016

December 30, 2015

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – GF Machining Solutions will demonstrate the high performance and high productivity of its new AgieCharmilles CUT E (efficiency) 350 as part of the CUT E Series of wire EDMs at MDM 2016 on February 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim California. Along with the new series, the company will spotlight other advanced high-precision machining systems such as the... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

GF Machining Solutions to Spotlight Latest Technologies, Host Manufacturing Workshops at June Event

April 30, 2015

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.  – GF Machining Solutions is planning a special, three-day technology and education event called Solutions Days at its Competence Center in Lincolnshire, Illinois. During the event, scheduled for June 17-19, the company will feature advanced part-processing demonstrations and run a series of manufacturing-based workshops. According to Gisbert Ledvon, director of business... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Sinker EDM Machines offer rigid construction, precision operation.

December 30, 2014

Respectively, AD35L and AD55L have X/Y/Z travels of 13.78 x 9.84 x 10.63 in. and 23.62 x 15.75 x 15.75 in. and accommodate workpiece weights up to 1,212 and 2,204 lb. Rigid linear motor drive technology used in both models enables high-speed, high-precision EDM and maintenance-free operations. No-flush EDM technology, usability-optimized control, and zero-electrode wear are also standard features. High-strength Meehanite castings are used for full-frame, floor-standing bed as well as table and column. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

GF Machining Solutions to Demo Cost-Effective Milling, EDM Technology at TECMA

December 29, 2014

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – At TECMA 2015, taking place March 3 – 6 in Mexico City, GF Machining Solutions will showcase several of its top Swiss technologies with the best price performance ratio. Visitors to PROMETAL Stand 600 will get to experience the leading machine tool builder’s MIKRON HEM 500U 5-axis machining center as well as wire, die-sinking and hole drilling EDM solutions from its... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

GF Machining Solutions Spotlights Medical Machining Precision, Performance and Efficiency at MD&M West 2015

November 26, 2014

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – GF Machining Solutions will demonstrate the precision, performance and efficiency of milling and EDM systems designed with medical machining applications in mind at MDM 2015 on Feb. 10 – 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. Visitors to the company's show booth 4161 will experience the Mikron HSM 200U LP (linear performance) milling machine with... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

AccuteX EDM Spotlighted in Live Demonstration Machining Cell at IMTS 2014

June 17, 2014

Absolute Machine Tools/AccuteX Booth E-5225 MASON, OH – IMTS visitors can watch and learn more about how a die sinker EDM, a machining center, and a robot can be integrated into an automated machining cell. At IMTS in Absolute Machine Tools booth E-5225, which is displaying the AccuteX brand of wire and sinker EDMs, the cell will be producing multiple cavity and core components for the mold... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

GF AgieCharmilles to Meet Global Manufacturing Demands at EMO 2013

August 6, 2013

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – In Hall 27, Stand C44 at EMO 2013, GF AgieCharmilles will showcase its latest milling, EDM, laser and automation solutions that meet the global manufacturing market’s demand for precise, efficient and costeffective part production. The company will also spotlightits value-add support programs, applications expertise and technology success stories. According to Gisbert... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Sodick to Feature Linear Technology at Eastec in Booth #1206

April 9, 2013

Sodick Inc., will be featuring its latest innovative technology in Brooks Associates Booth #1206 at Eastec 2013, including the AG60L Sinker EDM, VZ300L Wire EDM and AG600LH Wire EDM. The AG60L Sinker EDM features high speed and high acceleration linear motor drives, enabling an even and natural flushing condition that leads to perfect part accuracy. The AG60L can reduce EDMing time by as much... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Sodick and Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Announce Agreement

October 30, 2012

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Sodick, Inc. and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) announce an agreement to develop and showcase manufacturing concepts and methods that will benefit manufacturers.<4444>The collaboration supports CCAT's efforts to provide technology infusion for small and medium-sized manufacturers with the addition of two Sodick EDM (electrical discharge machining)... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

GF AgieCharmilles to Introduce Milling and EDM Innovations Backed by Comprehensive Service and Support at IMTS 2012

June 15, 2012

Lincolnshire, Illinois, - At the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), taking place Sept. 10 - 15 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., GF AgieCharmilles will demonstrate its latest innovations in high-performance and highspeed milling, which includes an all-new high-efficient machining technology, as well as new advancements in wire and die-sinking EDM.<4444>In booth S-8754,... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Sodick to Feature High Technology at Mfg4 in Booth #1303

March 5, 2012

Sodick Inc., will be featuring its latest innovative technology in Brooks Associates Booth #1303 at Mfg4 2012, including the AD30L Sinker EDM and the AQ400L Wire EDM.<4444>The AD30L Sinker EDM features Sodick's linear motor technology. A linear motor drive system sustains high speed axes movements and instantaneous response. There is no mechanical contact within the linear motor drive system,... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Sinker EDM Machine accommodates workpieces up to 11,000 lb.

January 11, 2012

Providing X, Y, Z travels of 47.24 x 25.59 x 19.69 in., AG100L Sinker EDM features linear motor drives and glass scale feedback on all 3 axes, zero electrode wear circuit, and fine finishing circuit. Control mechanism provides direct link between drive and control, ensuring optimal servo response time and spark gaps at all times. With automatic 3-sided vertically sliding drop tank, large workpieces can be loaded and unloaded. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Sinker EDM accommodates workpieces up to 220 lb.

August 8, 2011

With X/Y/Z travel of 11.81 x 7.87 x 5.91 in., AD25L features linear motor-driven Z-axis that completely eliminates backlash. Sodick High Speed Finish Circuit controls discharge voltage of each pulse to ensure optimal high-grade texture or mirror surface finish in short period of time. Zero Electrode Wear Technology allows EDMing of steel materials with virtually zero electrode wear when using graphite or copper electrodes. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

GF AgieCharmilles and EOS Partner to Pioneer Toolmaking Process

September 1, 2010

Start-to-finish manufacturing process chain for mold tooling will be demonstrated at IMTS<4444>Lincolnshire, Illinois, and Novi, Michigan-GF AgieCharmilles has partnered with EOS and will demonstrate a nearly automatic process chain for creating injection and blow mold tooling with conformal cooling channels. The two companies will conduct the demonstration at IMTS 2010 in the GF AgieCharmilles... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Automated Diesinking EDM offers compact, high-speed design.

June 16, 2010

Model FO350 SP contains microprocessors that automate the process of machining openings, from roughing to finishing. It features 3-sided drop tank to ease access to work area, and DPControl that suggests electrode undersize and rationalizes number of electrodes necessary for effective machining. Traverse rate is 2.36 ips on X, Y, and Z axes and unit can handle workpieces up to 31.5 x 21.7 x 14.6 in. and 1,100 lb and accommodates electrodes of up to 110 lb. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

GF AgieCharmilles Features Simultaneous 5-Axis Machining at WESTEC

March 9, 2009

Lincolnshire, Illinois, February 18, 2009- GF AgieCharmilles will showcase its latest milling and wire and die-sinking EDM innovations at WESTEC 2009. Among the products featured in booth #2900 is GF AgieCharmilles' Mikron HSM 400U, which provides 5-axis simultaneous high-speed machining in a compact footprint. GF AgieCharmilles' metalcutting solutions will be on display from March 30 - April 2... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Die Sinking System targets oil field applications.

January 13, 2009

AT Spirit 4 OFS is constructed with opening on work table that allows 9.54 in. tall parts to sit inside dielectric tank. Opening can be self-contained in machine or configured to go through casting and foundation for extra long tube or pipe applications. Manual-centering mode centers electrode in existing cavity, while C-axis integration enables rotation, indexing, and complex erosion. Machine incorporates 104 A APG generator and 15-position electrode magazine in work tank. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Die Sinker can be designed in many configurations.

July 23, 2007

Custom built FlexPro Series EDM machines use modular components, allowing customers to design them with specifications and options that match their work. Options include single or dual heads, C-axis and tool changer options, and 50 combinations of XYZ axes travels up to 118 in., as well as 100, 200, or 400 A power supplies. Able to run unattended, machines feature fixed bed holding up to 55,000 lb and cast iron meehanite modules. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Die-Sinking EDM is designed to facilitate maintenance.

July 5, 2007

Along with FP120V power supply, EA28V features 3-sided drop tank design as well as fill/drain system that keeps tank height and fluid levels constant. Programmable fluid circulation can be used at zero tank height for optimal thermal stability during job setup and removal, and triple-filter system configuration enables each filter to be changed without interruption to machining process. Automation-ready system comes with 2 pumps to maintain tank fill and work-tank circulation. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

EDM Machine targets micro moldmaking applications.

November 10, 2006

Die sinking ROBOFORM 350 MicroTEC incorporates discharge circuitry that enables EDM power to be modulated, maximizing material removal while allowing reduced electrode undersize of less than or equal to 0.0002 in. Double thermostabilization system prevents impact of temperature variations, while Accura-C C-axis ensures positioning accuracy down to 3.6 arc sec. DPControl suggests ideal electrode undersize and rationalizes number of electrodes necessary for effective machining. Read More