EDM Burning vs Hard Milling

December 7, 2021 9:00 am


If Steve were to do this job again… he would have done it differently. TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN?

Believe it or not, it can be more productive to burn MORE as opposed to cutting. This is a particularly controversial topic especially when considering sinker EDM. In this video, Steve is going to explain why the best solution was to make more electrodes and get the part out of the cutting machine earlier.

Jobs should be judged on a case by case basis. Grab the time stamps below:
0:00 Introduction
02:49 The job that Steve would have done differently.
03:49 How Steve defines efficiency
04:58 Design file view of the area up for debate
06:45 Large part features that make more sense to burn instead of cut
07:33 Unique and unconventional solution for a job that required wire, sinker and milling work
09:02 Wire EDM pocketing routine that is typically a waste of time… but in this case is turned into productive unmanned hours
11:08 Pros and cons of milling vs pros and cons of burning
13:43 Steve’s perspective, what is yours? Are there any EDM topics you wish to see?

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