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: ECG: Electrochemical Grinding - Tridex Technology
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 ECG Cutoff, SG-1645 and SG-2060 ECG surface grinders cut at low temperatures producing no heat affected zones or work hardening of the material producing a high quality, burr-free cut.