ECM (Electrochemical Machining) is being used for a growing range of industrial applications. To date, deburring is customary, but ECM could replace traditional chip-removal manufacturing processes as a better alternative. In the interview, our two ECM experts Fazli Yilmaz and Franz Gross from EMAG ECM explain what ECM is all about.
Networking @ EMO:
Series of interviews with the experts at the EMAG Group with whom you can exchange views at the EMO
“Smart technologies drive tomorrow’s production!” That is the motto for EMO 2019 in Hanover, Germany. Yet, we are convinced that not only smart technologies are important, but above all, so are smart people—and they must be brought together to talk to one another.
That is why we will not only focus on networked technologies at the EMAG Group’s booth, but also on networking with our visitors.
In order to let you look ahead and find out whom you absolutely should talk to at the EMO. In the coming weeks, we will regularly interview our experts who will also be attending the EMO in Hanover.
One aspect that is often left out of the discussions about e-mobility is the corresponding transformation in car production: Planners must establish new solutions that enable efficient and holistic manufacturing of “e-components” in significantly higher unit volumes. EMAG Systems is prepared for this!
Historically, the power of a car’s engine was dependent on the number and size of cylinders – today, that’s a thing of the past! Electronic engine control, turbochargers or compressors are responsible for the overall performance. The turbocharger has a particularly important role—a Swiss invention dating back to 1925, the turbocharger was used to considerably increase engine power. What distinguishes this component, why is it increasingly important and what are the benefits of using electrochemical machining? —Five interesting facts about turbochargers:
When precision counts in electrochemical machining, the tool cathode plays a significant role: Its shape determines the removal of material at the workpiece. Therefore, its design and precise production is a particularly important machining task in the micrometer range. For its development, EMAG ECM therefore has a large development area with a largely digital workflow.
Electro-chemical machining (ECM) is a fascinating production method, because the technology involves virtually no workpiece contact: A direct current, or pulse, is used to polarize the workpiece positively, to create an anode, and the tool negatively, for the cathode. An electrolyte solution flows between the two, and metal ions detach from the workpiece. The components are not exposed to any mechanical or thermal stress during the process.