Wire EDM: Key Physical Properties

Wire EDM: Key Physical Properties

Key physical properties that electrical discharge machine wires must incorporate are: Conductivity: A high and good conductivity rating is imperative in light of the fact that, at any rate hypothetically, it implies wire may convey additional current, that compares to...
Wire EDM: Transport Systems

Wire EDM: Transport Systems

To understand the need for controlling the wire from the spool to the scrap bin or scrap roll, we look at each component and its importance in the wire EDM transport system. We’ll look at where we started and then where we are today.  At the heart of this system...
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...