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Extremely precise cutting and engraving of many different metals. It produces clean and exact cuts. High quality laser cutting at low operation and maintenance costs is easily achieved with a KAAST laser cutting system. These machines can cut an array of materials in varying thicknesses, with little need for manual intervention. The industrial grade, high strength honeycomb structure of the machines ensures their long-term stability and operation. The enclosed protective covers and exhaust systems provide both a high-quality laser and a high level of production safety.
Waterjet cutting is often used during fabrication of machine parts. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. Waterjet cutting is used in various industries, including mining and aerospace, for cutting, shaping, and reaming. This separation process is an extremely efficient alternative to milling and EDM processing. The method enables material and time-saving nesting of several operations with better cutting performance. Very complex shapes can be manufactured with high precision and clean-cut edges without material or surfaces being deformed. Whether single or series production, this cold cutting process guarantees a low-cost production with maximum precision and minimum tolerances. Cold cutting is especially important for the increasing need for production of miniaturized components. Using precision, micro water jet technology intricate workpieces can be cut in many materials with a positioning accuracy of 0.0025 mm (0.00001”) and within the tolerance range of +/- 0.01 mm (0.0004”).
The Plasmasonic series meets the highest standards of productivity, reliability, and automation. Includes advanced CNC control with automatic parameter database and gas control. Combines plasma, oxy-fuel, and pipe cutting in the same machine. 5-axis head for weld preparation.
Wire EDM uses a thin wire for an electrode. The wire moves in a carefully controlled pattern, roughly analogous to a woodworker’s scroll saw, causing sparking to occur between the wire and the workpiece. Because the electrical discharge erodes by the wire and the workpiece, wire EDM machines use a spool of wire that is continuously moving to present a fresh discharge path in the cut. This “cheese cutter” approach to EDM works well, but it has an important limitation: the wire must pass entirely through the workpiece, making an essentially two-dimensional cut in a three-dimensional part. Control of the wire’s movement in an XY plane on modern-day machines is like other CNC-driven technologies.
Sinker EDM is used to create complex cavity shapes in tool and die applications, such as metal stamping dies and plastic injection molds. The die sinker process begins with machining a graphite electrode to form a “positive” of the desired cavity. This electrode is then carefully plunged into the workpiece, causing sparking over its surface as features close the sparking gap—the distance required for sparking.
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Cutting area: 39x78”–234x78”
Capacity: 770–3,300 lbs