Complex Molds, Superior Surfaces

 

COMPLEX MOLDS, SUPERIOR SURFACES
Head Lamp Fine-Finish Demo Summary

The objective of the demonstration is to show how a mold’s complexity and the prescription of its optics make it impossible to maintain geometry if you hand polish the finish. The EDGE2 will demonstrate finishing without polishing.Head Lamp Housing Mold

Process Benefits

The EDGE2 EDMs the mold to finish dimensions, eliminating the need for polishing. Machining can be done unattended with tool changers and automatic systems.

Specifications

The cavity used will demonstrate fine finishing using graphite as an electrode.

 

ELECTRODE MATERIAL: POCO AF-5
WORKPIECE MATERIAL: H-13
SURFACE FINISH: 1.1 5Rmax
TOTAL CYCLE TIME: 3 hrs. for 6 optics

 


Scanner Mold Demo Summary

The objective of the demonstration is to provide a good example of where adaptive control really makes a difference on how you approach a job.

Process Benefits

The cavity used shows ribs and detail on the same electrode, providing a small area at the start of the cut and then gaining more surface as it is machined down.

Scanner Mold

Specifications

 

NUMBER OF ELECTRODES: 2
ELECTRODE MATERIAL: POCO-200
WORKPIECE MATERIAL: H-13
SURFACE MATERIAL: 10 5Rmax
TOTAL CYCLE TIME: 6 hrs. and 42 min.

 


Bottle MoldBottle Mold Demo Summary

The objective of the demonstration is to illustrate how the machine operates without flush and with low electrode wear.

Process Benefits

Because it machines without flushing through the electrode and without hoses, the EDGE2 can operate unattended.

Specifications

 

NUMBER OF ELECTRODES: 2
ELECTRODE MATERIAL: POCO-200
WORKPIECE MATERIAL: H-13
SURFACE FINISH: 10 5Rmax
TOTAL CYCLE TIME: 7 hrs. and 20 min.

 


Ampcoloy Demo Summary

Ampcoloy MoldThe objective of the demonstration is to show that the EDGE2 is one of the few machines in the market that can burn ampcoloy.

Process Benefits

The EDGE2 burns ampcoloy faster and with less wear than any other EDM machine.

Specifications

 

ELECTRODE MATERIAL: POCO EDM-3
WORKPIECE MATERIAL: Ampcoloy
SURFACE FINISH: 3 5Rmax
BOTTLE BASE MACHINE TIME: 6 hrs. and 17 min.
PYRAMID CAVITY: 3 hrs. and 12 min.
.040x2.0" BY 2.0" DEEP RIB: 4 hrs. and 22 min.