Delcam has extended the range of EDM equipment supported by its integrated solution for the design, machining and inspection of electrodes.
Direct modelling options in PowerSHAPE make electrode design quicker and easier.
Delcam Electrode can now provide scripts for all the leading manufacturers, including AgieCharmilles (Agievision and CT Millennium controls), Makino EDM, Mitsubishi Electric, ONA EDM, OPS-Ingersoll, Sodick and Zimmer & Kreim. Full details are available on the website – www.delcam-electrode.com.
Scripts are the EDM equivalent of CAM programs for machine tools. They provide an automated process for the programming of the machine, instead of users having to program manually from a set-up sheet. The automated process is much easier and quicker, especially when a number of electrodes are being used on the same component. In addition, the direct link removes the human error that could always be possible with manual programming.
Companies that produce multiple electrodes of similar sizes from the same material can develop templates within PowerMILL to machine them in a standardised way.
Delcam Electrode is a completely integrated solution for the design, machining and inspection of electrodes that has been made possible through a combination of developments in Delcam’s PowerSHAPE CAD software, PowerMILL CAM system and PowerINSPECT inspection software.