What is CNC machining?
CNC machining refers to machining whereas the machine tool operates under numerical control. CNC stands for computer numerical control. CNC machines are programmed with a cnc machining language commonly referred to as g-code. The CNC machining g-code language tells the cnc machine the cartesian coordiantes through which the cutter (end mill) should pass. The CNC machining g-code language also controls feed rates and other functions of the CNC machine such as spindle speeds, tool changers, coolant, etc. Euro Machine specializes in CNC Machining of close tolerance components, with 1 to 100 micron accuracy.
What is EDM?
Electrical Discharge Machining, EDM is one of the most accurate manufacturing processes available for creating complex or simple shapes and geometries within parts and assemblies. EDM works by eroding material in the path of electrical discharges that form an arc between an electrode tool and the work piece. EDM manufacturing is very desirable when low counts or high accuracy is required. Turn around time can be fast and depends on manufacturer back log.
The EDM system consists of a shaped tool or wire electrode, and the part. The part is connected to a power supply. Sometimes to create a potential difference between the work piece and tool, the work piece is immersed in a dielectric fluid which is circulated to flush away debris.
The cutting pattern is CNC controlled. Our EDM machine electrodes can rotate three axis allowing for cutting of internal cavities. Euro Machine specializes in difficult work, from high precision, close tolerance projects that demand a wire diameter down to .001" and including cutting pieces up to 18.5" thick.
We manufacture prototypes
of all types from proof-of-concept and preproduction prototypes for Beta unit testing as well as complete prototype systems.
in in low to medium production runs. We are confident that we can fulfill your production machining needs.
The lathe department can
accommodate parts requiring a 100.0 cm (39.4 in) swing and a 200.7 cm (79.0 in) turning length. Additionally, accuracy to 0.00038 cm (0.00015 in) and repeatability to 0.0020 cm (0.0008 in) can be maintained. Finally, part probing, high pressure coolant, programmable tailstocks, and scale feedback systems facilitate the machining of even the most complex components. The milling group specializes in 4 and 5-Axis machining, utilizing vertical, horizontal, and trunnion style machining centers. The computer aided manufacturing system used to develop the complex contoured surfaces provides simultaneous two through Five-Axis tool paths in conjunction with fully associative parametric 3D modeling.
Euro Machine is proud to take care of your reverse engineering needs. With the use of our CMM, we digitally map out the outside shape, contour and any holes that may be in your existing part. We then transfer that to our CAD software where we begin to reconstruct your piece. After digitization we create the 3d surface that was on your existing part.
We then use our CAM software to produce a path for our CNC mills to cut the desired 3d contour on your part.The last step is to Wire EDM the final profile that was digitized.