Electrode Material

by Juan
(Brownsville, TX)

We burn a shape onto the outside of our punches with 110 copper. We wire EDM the shape into a copper blank to form a female electrode. Then we use it to burn the shape over the OD of the punch.

We use POCO EDM-3 for all of our face detail burning. We mount the graphite on a 3R shank. We use our jig grinder or high-speed mill to scribe the detail into the graphite. Then burn it. It holds up very well for us.

We have used these methods for years with very good success.

I hope that this helps.

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Sep 17, 2011
We agree
by: Wu Ching

We do same in our EDM. Works good. Need some how to better reduce face detail wear on POCO. Wait for your reply

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