Click image to enlarge

The Drill 300 from AgieCharmilles is a hole-drilling EDM that machines holes in various diameters and workpiece materials. It employs electrodes ranging from 0.012 to 0.12 in. ( mm) in diameter and incorporates several advanced technologies to precisely machine tough materials, including Inconel, titanium, steel and carbide.


Equipped with a powerful ISPG generator, the machine delivers efficient pulses that significantly increase drilling speeds and productivity. The generator also employs process control strategies that include first spark detection, electrode wear compensation, breakthrough detection and cylindricity control.

The Drill 300 has an ample Z axis travel of 17.72 in. (450 mm) to maximize autonomy and a +/- 45? tilting head to drill angled holes. Machine axis movement speeds reach a maximum of 4/m/min. Furthermore, its six axis configuration makes it possible to drill round and shaped cooling holes on aerospace blades and vanes, while its indexing table also allows for the production of holes in a circular pattern.

The machine automatically controls its dielectric water temperature and conductivity, and the filtration system is in the standard configuration, ensuring stable machining. Additionally, an automatic electrode guide changer as well as an external handling device can assist in configuring the machine.

Designed for ease of use, it features remote control for all setup cycles, axis movements during alignments and for tool changer control when preparing electrodes/guides. Programming is simplified for single holes, multi-pieces and multi-holes with various technologies and electrodes/guides.

The machine fits into most size facilities with its space-saving footprint of 55.12 in. (1400 mm) wide (74.8 in./1900 mm with tilting head) x 91.34 in. (2320 mm) deep x 85.83 in. (2180 mm) high, its compact fixed table design and integrated electrode and dielectric unit.

GF AgieCharmilles



Parting-off techniques

CoroCut QD is a new generation of cutting tools from Sandvik Coromant for parting and grooving of larger diameter bars. The company says these new tools optimize cuts that require longer tool overhang.

Digital precision boring head

The TR-Elettra digital precision boring head from D'Andrea S.p.A., available from Tyson Tool Co. Ltd., Toronto, allows for quick and precise adjustments.

Brian Donnelly named president of Ferro Techqiue

Brian Donnelly has been named president of Ferro Technique Ltd., effective January 1, 2015.

Maximum flexibility chuck jaws

Schunk’s ROTA-M flex 2+2, is a low-maintenance chuck jaw with a compensating mechanism that provides a very long compensation stroke.

Six axis collaborative robot

The new six-axis HC10 collaborative robot from Yaskawa Motoman can work safely with – or close to – human operators.

Five on the Side

by Kip Hanson

Considering a five axis machining centre? The choice between horizontal and vertical isn’t as clear cut as it once was

Entry level 5-axis machining

Powerful technology combined with the stable duoBLOCK design make the new DMC 90 U duoBLOCK from DMG Mori an entry level alternative to start productive 5-axis simultaneous machining.

New secure grade for steel turning applications

Seco Tools has expanded its family of Duratomictechnology-based TP grades to include TP3501, a grade that provides optimal application security, says the company.

New machine tool accessories catalogue

Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc., the exclusive North American importer of standard and custom Live Tools, Angle Heads, and Multiple Spindle Tools manufactured by Heimatec GmbH, has released its new catalog.

Squeeze play

by Tim Wilson

Aerospace OEMs tightening manufacturing supply chain

Changes are afoot in the aerospace sector, and many metalworking shops in Canada are in a good position to benefit.

Three axis vertical and five axis bridge type VMCs

Methods Machine Tools has introduced a new line of Methods branded three axis vertical and five axis bridge type machining centres.

Doosan at IMTS: New manufacturing cell turning centre

Booth: S-8100

Combine a robotic arm with a turning center or machining center and you have a manufacturing system that almost any machine tool builder can provide. 

CVD grade for cast iron turning

Tungaloy Corp. is further expanding its T515 range, a CVD grade with what it describes as unmatched performance in cast iron turning.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn