The Next Big Thing in Wire EDM

The Next Big Thing in Wire EDM

The technology behind Wire EDM machining has continually improved the reliability and efficiency of the EDM process. As a result, this once non-traditional method has become mainstream in Tool and Die Making, as well as with direct parts production, especially in the Medical and Aerospace fields.

While the latest generation of Wire EDM machines are exceptionally better than their predecessors, improvements made in the last decade were focused on simplifying the control interface, increasing automatic wire threading capabilities, reducing wire consumption and lessening maintenance requirements.

What hadn’t significantly changed over all that time were the Wire EDM machining speeds… until now!

Makino just introduced a new Wire EDM machine called the U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme.  It’s pushed Wire EDM machining speeds to levels previously not thought possible. In fact, it’s currently the fastest Wire EDM machine in the industry.

The U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme is revolutionary because it:
  • Reaches record cutting speeds by utilizing bedra’s H.E.A.T. Extreme .016” diameter wire; improving performance and efficiency
  • Cuts at 2 to 3 times the speed of a .010” diameter brass wire, while maintaining low wire consumption
  • Produces more parts in the same amount of time, while keeping operating and consumables costs low
  • Generates additional revenue by increasing productivity and billable shop hours

The U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme Wire EDM can also be changed in minutes to a standard configuration running .004” to .012” diameter wires, making this a true multi-purpose machine capable of high precision and standard applications.  No other Wire EDM Machine in the marketplace offers this kind of capability and flexibility.
To learn in detail how this new innovative technology can improve your Wire EDM machining process, please download the full whitepaper below.

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