Makino Releases New Titanium Booster Technology for Sinker EDMs

AUBURN HILLS, MI—March 2009—Makino's new sinker EDM Titanium Booster technology enhances productivity and capability in roughing processes of titanium and titanium alloys. This technology addresses previous issues associated with rough machining, or “hogging,” large pockets or cavities in titanium, including high wear rates of expensive specialty cutting tools, previous slow EDM machining speeds, and high electrode wear.

Titanium Booster technology utilizes a 60 Amp power booster and new machining conditions to increase roughing speeds up to 80% while reducing electrode wear to nearly a third that of previous and existing EDM technologies. Graphite based electrode material is used for processing, eliminating the need for high cost copper and copper tungsten materials. With increased EDM speeds, manufacturers can extend sinker EDM usage during titanium production for reduced tooling costs and greater part accuracies.

Makino’s Titanium Booster technology is available for all EDNC series machines and can be ordered with the machine upon purchase.

About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. With Makino engineering services, we offer industry leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information call 1.800.552.3288, or visit

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