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8/16/2013

(Un)Stoppable Automation for the Mold Shop

MegaCell is the name given by RMM's Automation Engineering Team to an ambitious implementation of robotically tended production cells that will automate the entire mold manufacturing process.

Article courtesy of Modern Machine Shop, Mark Albert, Editor-in-Chief

11/1/2012

How to Produce Consistent, Repeatable Electrodes

When it comes to electrode production, workholding and automation technology must be accurate and consistent to ensure repeatability and reduce machining time.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Sherry L. Baranek , Senior Writer from MoldMaking Technology magazine

10/1/2012

EDM Efficiencies Excel

Advancements in EDM processes in terms of machining speed and surface finish improve overall accuracy, productivity and profitability.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Sherry Baranek, Senior Writer from MoldMaking Technology magazine

2/20/2012

EDM Adds Spark to Metalcutting

Electrical discharge machining (EDM), also known as spark erosion machining, is a nontraditional method of removing metal by a series of rapidly recurring electrical discharges (that are the equivalent of tiny lightning bolts) between an electrode (the cutting tool) and the workpiece in the presence of dielectric fluid.

Article courtesy of Production Machining, Lori Beckman, Managing Editor

3/1/2011

Total Cost of Ownership and Productivity Analysis for EDM, Part 1

Using the graphite TCO model shows business owners how to save time and money in their EDM operation.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Jerry Mercer, EDM Applications Manager from Poco Graphite

6/1/201

Total Cost of Ownership and Productivity Analysis for EDM, Part 2

An actual application and comparison of the cost effectiveness of two different electrode materials.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Jerry Mercer, EDM Applications Manager from Poco Graphite

2/1/2009

Electrode Effect on a Quality EDM Finish

The production of fine surface finishes in the cavity does not come with the technological improvements of the EDM sinker unless an electrode material of higher quality is used.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Jerry Mercer, EDM Applications Manager from Poco Graphite

12/1/2008

Incorporating Automation into Your EDM Drilling Operation

Every shop that uses EDM drilling technology is a prime candidate for automation. Some just don't know it yet.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Dennis Powderly

2/1/2008

How to Achieve Efficiency in Graphite Electrode Milling

A look at the technological advancements of HSM centers that provide the efficiency and quality required for milling graphite electrodes, particularly small electrodes with intricate features and thin-walled characteristics.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Walter Schnecker Ph.D.

5/1/2006

Accuracy Determines Quality in Electrode Manufacturing

A look at how electrode accuracy directly impacts the overall value of the mold build process.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Ken Strom

12/1/2004

The Graphite Link to Success

Graphite selection is the key to achieving optimum performance from the equipment on your shop floor.

Article courtesy of MoldMaking Technology, Jerry Mercer, EDM Applications Manager from Poco Graphite