The EDMMax 434W is a four-axis wire EDM that uses a 0.007" diameter molybdenum wire, which draws the water-based dielectric through the cut, cooling it and pulling the small chips out of the kerf at a very fast rate.
EDM Network Inc. introduced its newest fast wire EDM series, EDMMax 434W, at AM2021. The EDMMax 434W is a four-axis wire EDM that uses a 0.007" diameter molybdenum wire. EDM Network says the wire can be reused until it needs to be replaced after approximately 24-48 hours of machining. Fast wire EDMs are not flush dependent, meaning that the wire will not break in interrupted cut-off applications. The high tensile molybdenum wire draws the water-based dielectric through the cut, which cools it and pulls the small chips out of the kerf at a very fast rate. Tantalum Thread Rod
The EDMMax 434Ws are full, four-axis simultaneous wire EDMs that can cut programmed shapes as well as tapers up to 5° per side. There is an onboard programming system included, as well as a USB and LAN port for data loading from programming systems.
The EDMMax 434W series is available in travels of 400 × 300 × 410 mm high, 630 × 500 × 625 mm high and 1000 × 800 × 1050 mm high, which EDM Network claims covers the largest 3D metal printers on the market today. The company offers onsite set up and training included at no additional charge.
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