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  1. Plastikdreams, Thanks for the nudge... I'll...

    Plastikdreams,

    Thanks for the nudge... I'll try to check in more often.

    Bud Guitrau
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    Artefx, Do you know the machine's history?...

    Artefx,

    Do you know the machine's history? This is important because for a machine as old as an FX, I'd first suspect worn ball-screws (prolly ready for at-least the third-time). If this is the...
  3. Thank you for the nice comments, Marcus. I’m...

    Thank you for the nice comments, Marcus. I’m glad to learn I’ve been of some help.

    As for my sharing of info... that’s easy. I’m trying to pay it all back.

    I have been extremely lucky...
  4. Ishira, Deionized water is an enemy of...

    Ishira,

    Deionized water is an enemy of carbides, causing electrolytic corrosion (leaching) of the binder materials. Oil dielectric is better because it contains little oxygen to support this...
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    Hi Bob, Without going into the many reasons,...

    Hi Bob,

    Without going into the many reasons, this is a very bad idea.

    For topping off your machine, 5 gal pails of real EDM dielectric are available from your local EDM suppliers. No need to...
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    "Since I've been wrong before, I ask any OEM...

    "Since I've been wrong before, I ask any OEM apps-guys who frequent this venue; if you have a better explanation or strategy for skim cutting, straighten me out on this as I don't wanna short-change...
  7. SeymourDumore, No need for the $5 you'd be...

    SeymourDumore,

    No need for the $5 you'd be willing to pay for the simple reminder to replace them. Instead, a pro-active Sales & Marketing Manager, with Applications, Parts and Service support...
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    I agree with plastikdreams... when skimming (for...

    I agree with plastikdreams... when skimming (for Mit's users), try turning off your Power Master and Adaptive Control options and I offer the same advice for any-and-all wire machines that have...
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    Marcus, PM me your e-mail. Everything I sent...

    Marcus,

    PM me your e-mail. Everything I sent you bounced back.

    Bud
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    Marcus, of course I can send you these. Glad to...

    Marcus, of course I can send you these. Glad to help. Will send to your Implant Mechanix address.

    With a note to this thread's moderator, I have had numerous requests (through PM and LinkedIn),...
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    "That would be very useful for my professional...

    "That would be very useful for my professional development"

    I agree. One must never stop learning or can learn too much.

    "I'll have a word with my boss about any suggestions regarding EDMing...
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    Hi Chris, I might be able to help out. I...

    Hi Chris,

    I might be able to help out. I wrote a lengthy (11-page each), 4-part series called "Toolroom Metallurgy" before Roger took over EDM Today magazine. Unfortunately, all articles...
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    "I am being asked to explain the application of...

    "I am being asked to explain the application of dielectric fluids with regard to a range of different materials."

    Chris, I've been engaged in EDM longer than I care to admit and I'm not sure I...
  14. Thread: EDM Today

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    Hi Shane, We're still here (coming up on 30...

    Hi Shane,

    We're still here (coming up on 30 years this January). Click here to go to our web-site. The free subscription button is on top. Click on the "Archives" button to see entire back...
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    Sash, A pre-filter is often used in situations...

    Sash,

    A pre-filter is often used in situations like yours. Inexpensive, easy install and a short ROI will save you thousands of dollars over time. Most shops running production aluminum (big,...
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    ("... a 20micron filter will do the trick") ...

    ("... a 20micron filter will do the trick")

    Sorry Sash... a 20 micron filter for WEDM is about as effective as stopping mosquitoes with a chain-link fence.

    The reason 20 micron filters "last...
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    Alhussain, You will find a tutorial on "The...

    Alhussain,

    You will find a tutorial on "The Fundamentals of EDM" here. This and many other technical articles can be found in the "Archives" section on the EDM Today website.
    Hope this helps....
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    To support Marcus' excellent explanation, I'll...

    To support Marcus' excellent explanation, I'll supply the graphic.

    265535

    As long as you don't advance the electrode past the radius center-line, the gate opening will be perfectly round...
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    Ok... the age of the manual is a dead giveaway as...

    Ok... the age of the manual is a dead giveaway as Exxon and ExxonMobil haven't used the Esso name since 1973. Also, mineral seal oils are listed but they have long been considered hazardous by the...
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    Hi Bob, I am almost certain these...

    Hi Bob,

    I am almost certain these recommendations are meant for machine lubrication, although Mobil does recommend some grades for EDM. Click this link to read their specs of these products....
  21. Marcus, Thanks for plugging my book, but it...

    Marcus,

    Thanks for plugging my book, but it needs a serious updating. Instead, Snowman can click this link for a fresher version of the EDM Fundamentals. More than just on- and off-time, there...
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    I too, am disappointed to see an EDM newbie...

    I too, am disappointed to see an EDM newbie asking for advice and being treated unfairly. By that, I mean I believe it was a a simple and honest question asked by an obvious newbie (Hint: his...
  23. I've never had EDM “noise” interfere with other...

    I've never had EDM “noise” interfere with other shop machines, but as jmullett mentioned, they will tear up an AM radio signal. Which takes me a bit off-topic, but I don’t think you’ll mind.
    ...
  24. Curious

    Hey Scott,

    Have you made any consistency improvements to your EDM cell? Curious about what you may have tried and what results were made.

    Bud
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    Tool guy, I suggest making a short list of...

    Tool guy,

    I suggest making a short list of questions before calling Sodick service and asking for Glen Greenwood. A great guy who's been their Service Manager for over 30 years. If you can snag...
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