Precision Machining Blog & News
Wire Erosion machines use a continuously moving wire acting as the ‘cutting tool’ (whilst technically being an electrode). Much like a band saw in principle, metal is actually removed by vapourising material through the thermal energy of repetitive sparks. Components in difficult to machine materials can be cut by wire erosion
Spark Erosion machines use a machined electrode to impart its form into the workpiece. Metal is actually removed by vapourising material through the thermal energy of repetitive sparks. Geometries that are impossible to produce by conventional machining can be produced by Spark Erosion EDM
5-axis machining allow the spindle to be positioned in several planes and/or angles to the work-piece. Five sides of a prismatic part can be machined in a single operation thus reducing set-up times (and improving metal removal efficiency & precision, tool life and surface finish and reducing tolerance build-up)
Mill-turn machining centres converge two metal cutting technologies into a single machine. Components which were traditionally processed on multiple machines can now be ‘done-in-one’. This technology allows Di-Spark to be lean, efficient and cost effective
Di-Spark’s large machining cell utilises the latest large-component manufacturing technology. Working alongside partners at +GF+ AgieCharmilles, we use Mikron HPM 1350U high performance milling centres for processes ranging from heavy rough machining to precise finish machining.
Our range of design, production and inspection software provides CAD/CAM solutions to allow us to take complex components from concept to completion. We use a range of software products that allow us to boost productivity, improve quality and reduce lead-times.
Our rapid response 5 axis machining cell offers the latest precision machining technologies, running 24/7 and configured to handle rapid response machining requirements. This cell manufactures high quality, rapid response product within short lead times and carries impressive capability.
Di-Spark Ltd are certified to AS9100 revision C, for the manufacture of complex parts, components and sub-assemblies. Di-Spark are also signatories to the SC21 Supply Chain Improvement programme, aimed at removing red tape and practising lean manufacturing principles.