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EDM for Aerospace Machining

GF Machining Solutions' CUT 200 Dedicated wire electrical discharge machine (EDM) is designed for complex aerospace work. "The machine delivers high levels of speed, performance, quality and productivity - giving manufacturers more control of production costs," said a company spokesperson.

GF Machining Solutions' new eTracking software can monitor EDM cuts and show results in real time. "For manufacturers, the software's capabilities guarantee traceability for finished parts," said the spokesperson. The software completes necessary pre-machining checklists, monitors machine data and compares it to reference values. It also monitors consumable parts and control items, monitors machine status and traces data during machining - and transmits all this data to a user-friendly, real-time dashboard. The eTracking function also alerts and confirms preventive maintenance to increase machine up time and efficiency and prevent any unexpected issues.

The CUT 200 Dedicated features a built-in A/B tilt/rotary table to cut complex aerospace alloy components such as turbine disks using B-axis rotation and +/-20° A-axis tilt. It also incorporates on-machine, in-process inspection that encompasses a measuring probe and supporting software.

To reduce non-cut times, the CUT 200 Dedicated offers fast axis speeds and quick wire threading. The latest generation of GF Machining Solutions' spark generators allows the machine to cut up to speeds of 38 sq. in./hour (400 sq. mm/min) and up to 30° tapers in the Z-axis height, while also producing enhanced part surface finishes and eliminating recast layers and micro-cracks. Additionally, energy saving functionality and advanced software help reduce operational costs and provide increased system connectivity.

In addition to the aerospace industry, the CUT 200 Dedicated is suited for controlling production costs in the mold and die, medical and contract machining industries.

For more information contact:

GF Machining Solutions

560 Bond St.

Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4224

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

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