New die sinking EDM
- Published: November 23, 2017
GF Machining Solutions’ new FORM P 350 die sinking EDM machine features precision-enhancing design qualities along with integrated technologies to enable shops to enhance productivity and profitability, the company says.
A compact C-axis construction, fixed table and cast iron frame offer high stability and force reduction to help maintain a precise spark gap between the part and the electrode. Regardless of part weight or dielectric volume, the FORM P 350 delivers consistent accuracy and a best surface finish of Ra 0.1 μm. Integrated glass scales preserve long-term repeatability and eliminate the need for recalibration as well as any errors found in traditional screw systems due to backlash and wear.
At the heart of the machine is GF Machining Solutions’ own high-end Intelligent Power Generator (IPG), a powerful generator for die-sinking EDMs. With integrated quality-enhancing and cost-saving intelligence, the company’s TECFORM module ensures that the EDM process is continuously optimized with each pulse to significantly reduce electrode wear or obtain fine finish.
The embedded TECFORM module allows the FORM P 350 to quickly and safely achieve the best performance and desired results. Segment-dedicated technology eliminates the need for the operator to adjust the generator’s parameters. Spark process control takes a fraction of a second and produces an extremely homogeneous surface finish. In combination, these features yield greater reliability, improved machining efficiency and significantly less unproductive time.
With X/Y/Z axes travels of 17.8" x 9.8" x 11.8" (350 x 250 x 300 mm), shops can efficiently machine workpieces up to 27.6" x 18.1" x 10.8" (700 x 460 X 275 mm).