Wire Type Machines

Machinery & Machining Tools

GF AgieCharmilles to Debut the CUT 20 Wire EDM at WESTEC 2008

February 18, 2008

Lincolnshire, Illinois, February 1, 2008 - GF AgieCharmilles will display its latest innovations in milling and wire and die-sinking EDM at WESTEC 2008. Among the products featured in booth #3228 is the CUT 20, a wire-cutting EDM that joins machine speed with affordability. GF AgieCharmilles' wide array of products and solutions will be on display from March 31 - April 3 at the Los Angeles... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Wire EDM features menu-based configuration.

January 9, 2008

Equipped with M700 Series control with 15 in. touch screen display, FA Advance Wire EDM uses keyboard and mouse for CAD/CAM operation. 3D CAD can import Parasolid files, extract 3D model contours, and create NC data directly within control, while 2D CAM helps import DXF and IGES files, revise geometry, or define additional paths. Using 3D adaptive EDM control to analyze 3D data and recognize shape characteristics, machine virtually eliminates transition lines in stepped workpiece areas. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Wire EDMs feature twin-servo wire-tension-control systemm.

December 3, 2007

Constructed with thermally insulated cast Meehanite base, iD Series accommodates 0.010 in. round diamond wire guides as well as guides for 0.004-0.012 in. wire. Heavy-duty 1.26 in. ball screws for X and Y axes are double-anchored and encapsulated in bellows style covers to prevent contamination. Machines are equipped with 310iS-WA CNC control with Windows® OS, 15.1 in. LCD touch screen, and ability to transfer program through USB memory stick/card or Ethernet network. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Wire EDMs feature surface control technology.

September 28, 2007

Designed for shops manufacturing parts for aerospace, medical, and injection mold markets, SP and U series Wire EDMs feature SurfaceWIZARD(TM) technology that is suited for use in poor flushing conditions where nozzles cannot be sealed on work surface. SurfaceWIZARD is developed for tool steels up to 4 in. thick, eliminates witness lines, supports 0.008 and 0.010 in. dia wires, and maintains part straightness within 5 and 2.5 microns in 1- and 2-pass machining, respectively. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Wire EDM Machine suits medical and small parts manufacturing.

June 1, 2007

Integrating B-axis that enables indexing and turn-n-burn applications, Series MD+PRO II features V350 power supply with anti-electrolysis technology and PM4 control that enables full automation from rough to finish machining. Stepped shape capabilities allow multiple parts with different shapes and thickness to be machined without setting specific electrical conditions. Units come with .004-.012 in. wire capable automatic threading and all-axis absolute control. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Latest Charmilles Wire EDM Decreases Operating Costs and Increases Efficiency

April 26, 2007

Lincolnshire, Illinois, November 9, 2006 - Agie Charmilles Corp. has announced the release of the new Charmilles ROBOFIL 240SLP/440SLP wire EDM. In response to the rising costs of raw materials, this innovative machine has been designed to decrease wire consumption, reduce filtration costs and increase the life of wear parts.<4444>Agie Charmilles Corp. has announced the release of the new... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

EDM Machine facilitates medical hardware production.

November 14, 2006

Combining MELFA RV-12S 6-axis robot with MD+PRO wire EDM, MD+CELL minimizes need for operator intervention and maximizes unattended running time. Robot provides 12 kg payload and 64-position magazine. MD+PRO comes with .006-.012 in. wire capable automatic threading and all-axis absolute control, which enables accurate positioning without returning to zero after power failure. Integration of optional B-axis during turn-n-burn applications replaces need for secondary and finishing processes. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Agie Classic V 3 Processes Workpieces up to 16.5 in. Tall to Handle Demanding EDM Aerospace Applications

November 1, 2006

Chicago, IL - The Agiecut Classic V 3 - which will be exhibited in the company's Frontiers in Aerospace Manufacturing zone, booth D-4101 - incorporates the Agie IPG-V generator to achieve enhanced accuracies and surface finishes at cutting speeds up to 28 in.²/hr. The Classic achieves surface finishes to 8.0 µinch Ra (0.2 µm Ra)), and 4.0 µinch Ra (0.1 µm Ra) with the optional R Module, and... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools

Agie US Showcases New Agiecut Attak(TM) at IMTS, Targets Medical and General Engineering Applications

October 9, 2006

Chicago, IL - Attacking a market segment where its wire-cut EDMs have traditionally been at a significant price disadvantage when compared to Japanese brands, Agie US has introduced a new model that the company has aggressively positioned as the Agiecut Attak(TM). The new Attak is built entirely in Switzerland, exclusively for the North American market. Featured in the company's Frontier in... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Agie Progress V 2 Wire EDM and System 3R Robot Provide Automated Solution for Global Competitiveness in Die Manufacturing

October 6, 2006

Chicago, IL - The Agiecut Progress V 2, which established a new benchmark for wire EDM cutting speed at 47 in²/hr. using standard 0.013" coated wire, is being shown in Agie US's booth D-4101 at IMTS. Now part of Agie's groundbreaking V Series, the Progress will be paired with a System 3R Workpal palletized workpiece changer to form an automated cell. The Workpal handles up to eight pallets... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Agiecut Vertex Featured in 'Frontiers in Micro Manufacturing' Zone Using Wire as Small as 0.02 mm Diameter

October 3, 2006

Chicago, IL - As part of the Agie US theme for IMTS 2006, the Agiecut® Vertex F will be exhibited in the company's Frontiers in Micro Manufacturing zone, booth D-4101. Since its introduction, the Vertex has proven it is possible to achieve surface finishes with wire-cut EDM of 0.05 µm Ra in continuous operation. The "F" version can use wire as small as 0.02 mm dia. to wirecut features in the... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Wire EDM suits large part machining.

September 27, 2006

Measuring 100.4 x 128.7 x 101.0 in., ROBOFIL 640cc Wire EDM provides X, Y, Z axis travels of 31.5 x 21.7 x 19.7 in. With CC generator, machine achieves industrial cutting speed of 42 sq-in./hr in tool steel. Digital generator is zero voltage to protect parts against electrolytic effects. Providing max amplitude of 1,200 A, machine features Mechanical Quadrax® design for cutting angles up to 30°. ThermoCut system stretches wire and cuts it under effect of heat. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Charmilles to Go Beyond EDM at IMTS 2006

September 26, 2006

Lincolnshire, Illinois, June 21, 2006 - At IMTS 2006, Charmilles will be focusing on innovations that allow EDM machining to go beyond traditional limitations to provide even greater benefits to a broad spectrum of manufacturers. Charmilles' machines and complementary technologies will be showcased in booth D-4000 at the show. Whether serving the aerospace, die and mold, medical or general... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

EDM Machine allows automatic threading of wire.

August 1, 2006

FA-PS EDM machine features 4-axis linear scales and automatic threading of .002-.012 in. dia wire with start holes from .007 in. dia. Digital FS provides finishing circuit for target surface roughness of 3.0 µin. Ra, and AFC2 enables ±3 µm machining accuracy and .00005 in. circularity error. Full automation from rough to finish machining is provided by Power Master control with stepped shape capability, allowing machining of multiple parts with different shapes and thickness. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Software

System allows for profiling of PCD tools on wire EDM.

March 28, 2006

Consisting of programming/probing/cutting software, microfinish power supply/generator, Hirschmann rotary axis, Renishaw probe, and tool clamping system, PCD Edge(TM) System enables users to design tool edge contours on CAD systems. Software provides input masks to facilitate parameter selection, program simulation, design modification, and verification. Rotary axis and software permit adjustment of relief angles on each contour element as well as automatic measuring of 3D PCD tip positions. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Software

Wire EDM Machines maximize part straightness.

May 27, 2005

Series SP uses Wire WIZARD(TM) control system powered by Windows® CE, which prompts user through process of programming, set-up, and run. PowerWIZARD(TM) adaptive control system controls discharge current and maintains optimum spark gap, while CornerWIZARD(TM) geometric control system provides tight control of small internal corner radii. With minimal input from operator, software will output total machining time, consumable costs, and total part cost if hourly rate is applied. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Wire EDM Machines feature up to 16 in. z-axis heights.

July 23, 2004

Fanuc iC Series Wire EDM machines incorporate artificial intelligence cutting functions, microfinish power supplies, digital servo systems, linear glass scales, tooling packages, high-pressure flushing, chiller units, and quick-change cartridge filtration systems. Machines have cutting speeds of 31.0 in²./hr with uncoated wire, and 33.6 in²./hr with coated wire. R1 feature monitors number of effective pulses per second and adjusts feed rate accordingly. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

EDM Machine targets stamping die market.

September 4, 2002

The SP43 part-in/part-out production wire-cutting machine handles maximum workload of 1,760 lbs and is able to hold tolerances of ±5 µ. It accommodates wire sizes from .004 to .012 in. diameter and taper cutting capability up to 15 deg. X-, Y-, and Z-axis travel is 18 x 12 x 12.8 in. Wire Wizard(TM) control software provides programming, set-up, and operation. It will output total machining time, consumable costs, and total part cost if hourly shop rate is applied. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

EDMs suit production or entry-level applications.

July 8, 2002

Designed for general job shop and die/mold applications, Xenon wire-cut EDM features X-Y-Z travels of 13.8 x 9.8 x 8.7 in. and offers ±15° taper in 4.7 in. thick material. SP and SE series of CNC die-sinking EDMs feature full 3 or 4 axis positioning and full orbiting capabilities. SE series includes integrated C-axis for full 4-axis positioning and linear electrode changer (ATC) for greater productivity. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

EDM Machine achieves cutting speeds of 28 sq in./hour.

April 16, 2002

Classic 3S allows submerged cutting of workpieces up to 41 in. wide x 25 in. deep x 16.5 in. tall. It accommodates 55 lb wire spool for long runs and automated operations. Point and Click operation of control is based on object-oriented PC operating system. Frequently used features are represented by on-screen icons. Classic 3S is fully integrated within CE enclosure and designed so that all components are mounted on single support frame. Read More

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