This article explains how EDM operators can improve EDM performance by understanding five main factors of electrode material selection and the relationship between the electrode, workpiece material, and machine parameters.
In this case study, United Sunglass Apparel sources Entegris to create an EDM-3® graphite mold capable of maintaining intricate detail with flex strength sufficient to hold sharp details and uniform structure required for their unique barbwire design lanyards.
In this case study, JB Precision Toys was challenged with creating an injection mold for a miniature military figure that could be pieced together with different details and create a diverse collection. Needing an electrode material that would allow the machining of extremely fine detail and perform with minimal electrode wear while achieving the required surface finish, they reached out to Entegris.
Our HTC graphite is ideal in thermal management applications such as heat sinks, heat exchangers, heat pipes, evaporative coolers, and phase-change cooling systems. It can also be laminated into thermal structures for satellite thermal panels and avionics enclosures.
Read how silicon carbide is an excellent material for fabricating optical mirrors because it combines high hardness, high stiffness, low density, high thermal conductivity, and low coefficient of thermal expansion with corrosion resistance and a long life.