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AUG 2018

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MMS AUGUST 2018 176 mmsonline.com JEDD COLE | EDITOR | jcole@mmsonline.com IMTS 2018 EDM Equipment ON DISPLAY EDM Drill Provides High Production, Unattended Operation Current EDM Inc.'s FT300 five-axis CNC EDM drilling machine features the Siemens 840Dsl control. The fully enclosed machine is designed for production facilities in which machines are placed side-by-side in rows. It is operable and serviceable from both the front and rear machine panels. Moving-gantry design and a stationary worktable increase weight capacity and reduce operator reach for ergonomic part handling, the company says. The machine suits high-toler- ance work in the aerospace, med- ical, automotive and cutting tool industries. Table travels are 12" on the X axis and 6" on the Y axis, with a part-weight capacity of 30 lbs at the tilt-rotary table. Precision slides and a 6"-diameter, 10"-high cylindrical work envelope are said to enable accurate positioning and drilling of complex parts such as turbine engine components. | Current EDM Inc. | East, Level 3, Booth 135051 EDM Model Features Linear-Shaft Motors Accutex's AL-600SA CNC wire EDM moving-table model will be displayed in the Absolute Machine Tools booth. It has six-axis processing capability, a PCD cutting circuit and linear-shaft motors that contribute to improved positioning and speed. The machine features Hiwin linear guideways, 0.000004" Fagor glass scales and 64-bit processing. Other features include S-cut fine-finish skimming and lead-in/lead- out control that reduces witness marks at entry and exit points. The machine is accurate to ±0.00012" (0.003 mm) and repeatable to ±0.00008" (0.002 mm). MST-II micro sparking technology promotes surface finishes as smooth as 5 microinches Ra in five passes.The machine also features the company's fully annealing automatic wire threading technology. | Absolute Machine Tools Inc. | South, Level 3, Booth 338536

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