EDM family offers improved software

The Form family of die-sink EDM machines from GF Machining Solutions features improved software and a range of technical innovations aimed at precision mould makers and component manufacturers. The series includes the AgieCharmilles Form X, Form S, Form P and Form E models.

Form machines provide customers with Econowatt technology to save energy, a variety of Industry 4.0-oriented connectivity features to help support the digital transformation of manufacturers, and e-Tracking software for EDM process monitoring and full traceability.
From faster rib machining to micro-machining, the AgieCharmilles Form family is the outcome of GF Machining Solutions’ continued investment in die-sink EDM research. The result is that AgieCharmilles Form series users are able to achieve better performance in machining with either graphite and/or copper electrodes, says the company.
Form series machines are said to allow for repeatable machining of micro-cavities, while on-board ‘iGAP’ technology guarantees the rigidity of injection-moulded plastic products featuring deep ribs. According to GFMS, the technology also ensures fast, accurate machining of rib cavities with respect to the required de-moulding taper and VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) homogeneity throughout the cavity surface.
Additionally, manufacturers can exploit the range’s eConnectivity features and MTConnect capability to stay informed of the machine’s status and machining process.
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