GPI Adds Wire EDM Capabilities
Glover Precision Inc in Phoenix Arizona has recently purchased a Sodick VZ 300L Wire EDM. The state of the art wire will add to the ultra-precision capabilities that Glover Precision specializes in by keeping tight tolerances in complex designs.
“We have specialized in prototype development for complex parts since we first started in 2003 and so a Wire EDM was the next logical choice for us” said Lynn Glover, President of Glover Precision. “Along with our new American-Made Helmel CMM, the Sodick Wire EDM has shown that Glover Precision is serious about high quality precision parts with the latest technologies” stated Mike Glover, Vice President of Business Development. He continued “We are always looking to advance our capacity along with lean practices to produce high quality parts at the best value, so adding the wire to our capabilities just made sense”.
Specifications for the wire are as follows:
X - Axis Travel: 13.78” (350 mm)
Y - Axis Travel: 9.84” (250 mm)
Z - Axis Travel: 8.66” (220 mm)
U, V Axis Travel: 3.15” x 3.15” (80 x 80 mm)
Wire Diameter Range (min ~ max): 0.004” ~ 0.012” (0.10 ~ 0.30 mm)
Work Tank Dimensions (W x D): 31.89” x 25.59” (810 x 650 mm)
Maximum Workpiece Weight: 1,102 lbs (500 kg)
Distance From Floor to Table Top: 35.43” (900 mm)
Machine Tool Dimensions: 74.61” x 85.83” 77.17” (1,895 x 2,180 x 1,960 mm)
Machine Weight: 5,280 lbs (2,400 kg)
So what is next for Glover Precision? “Our next steps will be obtaining 5-axis machining capabilities that will make our processes even leaner and we are hoping to close the deal on that very soon” Mike G. stated.
Do not forget to check out Glover Precision’s website at www.gpiaz.com for the latest news. If you want to get a hold of Glover Precision, give us a call at (480) 464-0150 ext 3003 to discuss your manufacturing needs.