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Published: 2/10/2020

Cool Tricks: How to Photograph Sinker EDM
Sometimes it takes a little extra effort and ingenuity to solve a problem. In the case of the February 2020 cover of Modern Machine Shop, it took a lot of each — and a cheap plastic spaghetti container.

Published: 2/3/2020

Inside the Sinker EDM Process, One Spark at a Time
Successful sinker EDM operations rely on understanding the relationship between each individual spark, the electrode and the workpiece. 

Published: 10/3/2019

Additive Advances Highlighted at Grand Opening
GF Machining Solutions put its technology on display for its North American customers, highlighting advances in EDM spark monitoring and support for additive manufacturing technology.

Published: 6/26/2019

June 2019 Product Spotlight: Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on different types of electrical discharge machining equipment.

Published: 5/28/2019

Relationships at the Heart of Manufacturing Move
Once again under the leadership of Ed Beaumont, fast-hole EDM supplier Beaumont Machine recently moved to a new facility. Relationships with customers, employees and the aerospace industry as a whole were cited as the reasons for this change.

Published: 4/15/2019

Industry News of Note: April 2019
EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news. 

Published: 3/12/2019

CAM Simulation Gets Toolmaker up to Speed with B-Axis EDM
Software simulation helped this machine shop learn how to program its new advanced, high-tolerance wire EDM. The software also helped the shop turn job quotes around quickly.

Published: 1/17/2019

Fiber Optics Improve EDM Spark Monitoring, Wire Life
This controller uses fiber-optic cables to overcome major hurdles in monitoring EDM spark output, improving wire life and reducing voltage consumption.

Published: 10/23/2018

Buying a Wire EDM, Part 4: Dielectric Fluid & Maintenance
Removing the microscopic particles made during the wire EDM cutting process becomes a key factor in maximizing cutting speed as well as attaining part accuracy and surface finish. Dielectric fluid is the mechanism for flushing these “chips&rdq...

Published: 10/14/2018

Buying a Wire EDM, Part 3: Speed, Accuracy and Finish
What kind of surface finish can the purchaser of a wire EDM expect with today’s technology?