Parts are cut using abrasive cutting saws, conventional abrasive grinding, wire EDM or laser cutting; slow processes resulting in long cycle times. Potential to expose material to high heat leading to heat affected zones, recast, and slag. Requires secondary process to deburr parts and remove any surface debris which reduces productivity.
Design a process that can provide a burr free cut without recast, slag, or heat damage while maintaining a high quality part and reducing cycle time. Reduce the number of steps in the production process.
Solution: Electrochemical Cutoff and Electrochemical Grinding – Tridex Technology
Electrochemical Cutoff and Electrochemical Grinding, ECG, provides a burr-free grind for applications with tight tolerances and heat sensitivity resulting in parts free from burrs, stress, and mechanical distortions. The electrochemical reaction dissolves the metal surface in conjunction with mechanical abrasive grinding to provide faster cycle times and exponentially longer wheel life over conventional grinding. The CS1-E Burr-Free Electrochemical Cutoff Machine, SG-1645 Burr-Free Electrochemical NC/CNC Surface Grinder, and SG-2060 Burr-Free Electrochemical CNC Surface Grinder cut at low temperatures producing no heat-affected zones or work hardening of the material producing a high quality, burr-free cut.
ECG is an excellent alternative to wire EDM, abrasive cutting saws, or laser cutting machines by providing a fast, clean, and high quality cut.
Almost all metals can be cut burr free making ECG an attractive option for industries such as medical, aerospace, chromatography, tube fabrication and automotive
Can cut delicate and fragile honeycomb structures used in aircraft engines and in the power turbine industry.
Improves production times by eliminating the need for secondary operations such as deburring, wire brushing, and tumbling.
An ideal process for better quality, faster and more cost-effective grinding and cutoff.
Maintains tight tolerances on complex grinds in high production environments.