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High Precision Wire EDM

GF Machining Solutions has introduced its high-precision AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X advanced wire EDM.

This machine is designed to eliminate pitch and positioning errors that would otherwise result in scrapped parts and increased production costs. The machine's precise positioning capabilities allow it to hold tight part tolerances to maintain quality and surface finish.

With the CUT 2000 X, shops can achieve ±0.00006" pitch accuracy over 13.385" x 9.050" and the same for M-shape form accuracy at a maximum metal removal rate of 16.535" square/min. "Stringent factory assembly standards and specific calibration tests have ensured the machine's performance for complex, high-precision workpieces," said a company spokesperson.

To further enhance set-ups, the Advanced 3-D Setup completes a variety of measurement cycles, including stepped parts and measurements outside the wire path.

The CUT 2000 X's third-generation automatic wire changer automatically transitions between two different wires to both rough and finish parts. This technology helps to eliminate the need to set up and align the machine between roughing and finishing operations, which can improve cycle times and accuracy.

The machine's patented universal three-point wire guide system can handle up to 30° tapers. "Plus, the guides' rotatable v-prisms can extend their working lives for thousands of hours and the same wire guide is used for wire diameters that range from 0.004 in. to 0.013 in.," said the spokesperson.

The machines' precision is supported by adapted mechanical structures that help to ensure high accuracy and high thermal stability, as well as dedicated machine calibration and testing.

Machines in the CUT X Series are built for the production of stamping tools and multi-cavity molds for electronics, information and communications applications. They also are suitable for micro components for medical applications and watchmaking.

For more information contact:

GF Machining Solutions

560 Bond St.

Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4224

800-CTC-1EDM / 847-913-5300

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