Master Cut EDM, which owns one of the largest wire EDM machines in the American Midwest, is uniquely positioned to handle some of the most challenging EDM wire work in the market.
In this instance, our plastics industry client required a 30″ X 50″ size mold that would produce a high-pressure, plastic container. We were able to accommodate that large part by using electrical discharge machining on our oversized wire EDM machine which has the ability to cut a 50″ X 36″ X 20″ fully submerged part. Our precision, high-tech Makino U86 wire EDM machine cut eight lifter pockets through various parts of the block. Those pockets’ sides were parallel to each other but not square to the block and were positioned 10° from the vertical.
Master Cut EDM uses its EDM services and experience to maximize quality and significantly reduce job costs to the benefit of its customers whenever possible.
On this cylinder mold, we achieved extremely tight tolerances of -.0000/+.0002 and performed in-process testing and inspections. We also verified to +.0001 using certified gage blocks.
Our round-the-clock service ensures the type of rapid turnaround that allowed us to produce this single unit in P-20 alloy steel in just two days.
We’ve provided further project details below and you are welcome to contact us if you want to know more.
ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING (EDM) OF A CYLINDER MOLD PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
|Product Description||This cylinder mold produces a plastic high pressure container.|
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part||Makino U86 wire EDM|
|Overall Part Dimensions||
|Material Used||P-20 alloy steel|
|In process testing/inspection performed||Verified at +.0001 using certified gage blocks|
|Industry for Use||Plastic Container|
|Turn Around Time||2 Days|
|Standards Met||Customer supplied specifications|
|Product Name||Cylinder Mold|