E.cut and conventional machine tools, including wire erosion.
What is the fundamental difference? The cost, but even more, the cost of ownership!
The machining of many modern materials with exceptional characteristics often involves devastating cutting problems.
Materials that are self-tempering or vary their mechanical characteristics if subjected to heat, materials that are difficult to chip, very hard materials, that wear out tools that are however sophisticated, (and still expensive!), machining to be performed only after heat treatments. Last but not least, the burrs! They must be removed, and often it costs almost more to remove the burrs than to process them.
Wire erosion! Often it is the only solution for certain machining operations on certain materials.
And for years it has been the solution adopted. But the costs of conventional wire erosion are so high that only particular sectors can afford it. For many processes the characteristics of traditional wire erosion are superfluous, and in these cases too expensive. So expensive that their use is discarded.
E.cut, with a total cost of operation, (current, wire, coolant, annual maintenance), which does not exceed 2 euros now, never, not even using the most ‘sophisticated models or large size, opens to use until before impossible.
Chromium Cobalt, alloy for prostheses, aeronautical material, engines… fantastic material that finds in 3D printing one of its most current uses, and in strong development!
But then you have to remove the pieces from the plate on which they were placed. And here the pains begin. Initially a band saw was used, but in addition to the waste of material due to the thickness of the tape, the delicate moulded parts were broken. Wire erosion was the obligatory choice, but the very high cost due to the very low yield, under penalty of wire breakage due to the difficulties of cooling, opened up the adoption of E.cut.
No problem of interrupted cutting or washing. Extreme ease of use, and very low operating cost.
The leaders of 3D printing adopt E.cut.
Stainless steels, and large workpieces.
Getting sectors from rings of this type seems a simple matter. Then when you are faced with materials such as stainless steel, Inconel, etc. the matter gets complicated. You have to create rings with abundant surplus metals, cut with band saws, re-assemble everything, and resume turning again. Very high costs.
Here, too, wire erosion is the solution. And as long as the dimensions are contained, everything is ok, but when we exceed even only 300 mm in diameter, the costs spill! Large wire erosions have very high purchase costs, and operating costs, and around there are few!
E.cut has no washing tank. The smaller one can cut a ring with a diameter of 640 mm in two. At low water and operating costs compared to conventional wire erosion.
Large pulley in Chrome Nickel Cast Iron.
Executing the drive key on a height of more than 600 mm is not easy. If you are dealing with materials of this type, the matter becomes difficult. And above all very expensive. If the diameter of the hole allows it, a large boring machine with an angular head can be used. Otherwise you need to have a large slotter, or find someone who does work for others. Maybe with wire erosion ……, but you have to rely on someone who owns one of these sizes, wait for its availability, and accept its costs.
In any case, the cost of running a simple key becomes truly remarkable.
With E.cut it becomes easy, and above all, very inexpensive!
Starting from the smallest models, the cutting height is 500 mm. But it is possible to supply models that cut 800 mm, and even 1000 mm. The capacities on the pallet start from 300 kg, and reach 5000 kg, with dimensions of the table that reach 1600 x 1000 mm.
And always without tank, therefore with dimensions practically without limits of the pieces to be worked.
Suzhou BAOMA is the largest manufacturer of EDM machines, with more than 20 years of experience, 50,000 square meters of indoor space, 300 employees. More than 48,000 machines installed in over 60 countries.
Genesi is the partner for Europe.
Suzhou BAOMA e GENESI saranno presenti alla EMO
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