Wire EDM: To D or Not, and Y

Wire EDM: To D or Not, and Y

Programming with offsets The Use of D offsets was used to shorten and simplify the programing process. We needed a process to edit without rewriting the entire program to make minor changes, so let’s look at what was involved and Y the use of D offsets was needed. The...
Wire EDM: How We Got Here

Wire EDM: How We Got Here

More than 45 years ago, a young tool and die maker and plastic injection mold builder named Gordon Shumway saw the EDM process in its infancy and made learning the process his quest. Since then, he’s worked with various major manufacturers as a research and...
bedra introduces gapstar ONE wire

bedra introduces gapstar ONE wire

Being the pioneer in all EDM wire generations, bedra considered the best features of its high performance wires from former generations to invent a new outperforming electrode. The result is gapstar ONE. Unprecedented cutting performance for a wide range of...
Surface Finish Comparison

Surface Finish Comparison

There are several different surface finish scales commonly being used. Typically, µmRmax (Ry), µmRa, µinRa, are the scales in use. Following is a helpful Surface Finish Comparison Chart that provides values for several different finish scales.
Thermocompact high end EDM Wires

Thermocompact high end EDM Wires

Since its creation in 1913, Thermocompact has demonstrated continuous improvements in order to meet its industrial customers’ expectations in the various fields of automotive, aeronautics, space, connectors, medical, and precision cutting. These innovations have led...