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EDM for The Long Run

The Modern Machine Shop

To manufacture large quantities of similar parts, a Georgia machine shop has found that wire EDM is the ideal process.

By Bill Dundas

Because it plays a supporting role in many shops, wire EDM isn't widely associated with high-volume production. But metalworking professionals who choose wire EDM as their mainline process continue to develop...

Business on the Cutting Edge

Manufacturers' Monthly, April 2001

Welding & Cutting Technologies

Innovator, successful businessman and skilled, hands-on metal worker, Mark Piacun has established a manufacturing business that supplies some of the world’s leading casinos with gaming machines.

Recently, he has also secured orders from customers in Australia and in Japan for large murals and...

Bector Says Innovation is the Key in Job Shop Machining

Betcor Manufacturing in Ontario, Canada is a small custom job shop with a difference. At first glance, they look like most other job shops, with a shop floor filled with machines for CNC milling, turning, surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, and even some welding and fabricating work.

At one end of the shop floor, though, is a piece of equipment that is anything but traditional...

Autonesting Saves Time

CAD/CAM software

Machine company makes waves with Jetcam driving waterjet cutter

Wagner Machine Co. of Champaign, IL, wanted its Omax 2652 waterjet cutter to autonest to save time that was spent manually creating part nests in CAD and exporting them.

Wagner provides precision CNC machine services spanning a wide variety of cutting technologies. The company purchased an Omax...

All In The Details

FF Journal

Companies creating parts for elaborate aerospace projects or artistic placards often prefer to use a precise waterjet cutter rather than plasma or laser cutting alternatives. From metals to plastics, OMAX Corp., Kent, Wash., provides the tools to cut parts for heavy-duty regenerators as well as chisel intricate designs into statues and monuments. Today's manufacturers rely on...

Abrasivejet Technology Boosts Business for EDM Shops

For years, job shops used only wire EDM or laser equipment for cutting precision parts. Abrasivejet machining was new to the industry, and not yet considered practical. Today, state-of-the-art technology has successfully reconciled full-scale abrasivejet production with consistent precision results. And job shops that procure this technology stand to boost their profit margins in return....

Abrasivejet Carves A Niche For Competitve Job Shop

"As a shop owner, the thing you hate most is sending a customer down the street with a part you can’t cut. He may take all his work elsewhere. That’s why we want to be a full-service job shop."

That is the principle that motivates Dan Mottl, president of Atlas Tool& Die Works Inc., a job shop in Lyons, IL. The company was founded in 1918 by his grandfather, a...

The Promise of Waterjet Technology for Micromachining

There are numerous compelling benefits of using waterjet technology to produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns. Developers and researchers are getting close to breaking the barriers that stand in the way of micromachining in the 150- to 200- micron range and below. This research report outlines the issues associated with making very finely detailed parts using the abrasive...

Research in Waterjet Technology Lead to Advanced Materials Development

Florida State University's High-Performance Materials Institute is paving the way when it comes to narrowing the gap between research and practical use of a new, high-performance composite material that could be up to 10 times lighter and 250 times stronger than steel, twice as hard as diamond, and highly conductive to electricity and heat. This advanced material, sometimes referred to as...

Shop's Diversity Rides on Waterjet Cutting

West Coast Steel Fabricators

What does a 260 mph Ford Mustang funny car, a 48” manhole lid, a kitchen countertop and a 56’ semitrailer have in common? They all center around Brian Hough’s shop, West Coast Steel Fabricators, and benefit from versatile, affordable waterjet cutting.

Brian Hough’s business extends beyond the West Coast Steel Fabricators job shop...

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