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...
What Is the Best Type of Coated/Stratified Wire to Use?

What Is the Best Type of Coated/Stratified Wire to Use?

This is a common question and one that does not have a simplistic answer, as there are many different machine and application variables that must be examined in order to determine which wire type is best. In order to evaluate your wire needs, you’ll want to answer...
The Best Way to Store Wire Spools

The Best Way to Store Wire Spools

When storing new or partially used wire spools, they should not be stored with the wire laying horizontally (laying on the spool flanges). It is common to store a spool by laying it on the flanges so that the spool does not roll away; however, this can loosen the wire...