Ideal for any manufacturing engineer, designer, operator, machinist, or toolmaker who wants to learn all the secrets of Electrical Discharge Machining, this important book reveals EDM's unique capabilities and provides the reader with a clear understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects the technology. Full coverage is given to both wire and vertical EDM, and the book contains many tips and ideas to improve performance that can't be found in any other book. Unusual topics include discharge dressing, innovative flushing techniques, and advances in CNC EDM strategies that will save both time and money. It also contains information on troubleshooting, purchasing a machine, moldmaking, preventive maintenance, and selecting and filtering water and dielectrics.
E. Bud Guitrau works for a major EDM company and has been involved in EDM for almost 25 years. As a writer, he was on the staff of EDM TODAY magazine for four years and most recently helped complete the EDM section of the latest edition of Machinery’s Handbook.