Thursday, September 18, 2008
Makino introduced a new wire EDM at IMTS--the DUO series. I'll be giving a webinar on Sept. 25 at 11am ET talking about the new machines, and will be available for Q&A after. Plus we'll have the first two DUO users on hand talking about their experience.
Register to attend at www.makino.com/events, or check out more on the DUO at www.makino.com/DUO.
Hello everyone! I want to provide an update of where Makino is with surface integrity testing for aerospace. Since the last webinar in January 2008, we have added Inconel 718 alloy to the testing, and have also added sinker test results for all alloys tested so far. These include 6061-T6 aluminum, 718 alloy Inconel, 17-4PH stainless, and 6Al-4V titanium. These materials were machined with wire EDM, using brass and coated wires with one, two, and three pass machining. Sinker EDM tests were done with a widely recognized, premium grade of EDM graphite to rough, semi-finish, and finish states.
The test results on all alloys have been very impressive. If you would like a free copy of all three lab test reports, please email me, and I will be happy to send electronic versions for review. Also, if anyone would like to work with Makino on more specific tests (materials, geometries, coupons, or additional testing such as tensile strength after EDM) contact Brian Pfluger at email@example.com