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The new Form 200 mS diesinker EDM from GF AgieCharmilles with rotary tool changer (RTC) takes die-sinking electric discharge machining to the next level, claims GF AgieCharmilles, by bringing precise geometric quality and increased lights-out operation to micro machining and other applications.

PlasticsToday Staff

January 9, 2012

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New diesinker EDM improves productivity

The new Form 200 mS diesinker EDM from GF AgieCharmilles with rotary tool changer (RTC) takes die-sinking electric discharge machining to the next level, claims GF AgieCharmilles, by bringing precise geometric quality and increased lights-out operation to micro machining and other applications.

GF AgieCharmilles designed the Form 200 mS for optimizing all aspects of micromachining including molds for integrated circuits, cavities for light-emitting diodes, and detailed connector molds. While providing exceptional performance on its own, the machine, when combined with the modular 16-to-160-position RTC, further increased flexibility and speed for micro component production processes, according to information from the company.AgieCharmilles_FORM30.jpg

GF Agie Charmilles die sink EDM

In addition to standard machining capabilities, the Form 200 mS offers a high degree of autonomy through an easy-to-use interface with functions dedicated specifically to micromachining. With its Micro TEC discharge circuit, the Form 200 mS is capable of power modulation, as well as maximizing material removal while accommodating undersize (<20 microns) electrodes.

Whether controlling spark energy according to electrode shape, or performing real-time spark analysis, the Form 200 mS provides around-the-clock monitoring and process optimization for the highest levels of predictability and repeatability.

The Form 200 mS also incorporates GF AgieCharmilles' IQ technology, which further increases efficiency and productivity by significantly reducing electrode wear at faster machining speeds than other low-wear application settings. The technology practically eliminates wear by building a protective layer onto graphite electrodes, maintain their edges and detail capabilities throughout the entire burn, claims GF AgieCharmilles. The technology is especially beneficial for electrodes producing the same cavity shape multiple times.

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