The Tooling Division team at Pentagon were excited to take delivery of the highly anticipated FORM E 600 last week.
This new EDM Spark Eroder is the second of three new machines purchased from GF Machining Solutions with delivery phased between March and May this year. To make way for the new plant equipment the Tooling Division has undertaken a major reshuffle of machines providing a new layout to ensure adequate working space and support LEAN manufacture processes.
Investment into the FORM E 600 will enable the team to deliver further efficiencies in tool manufacture and optimise production with an integrated six station Linear Tool Changer and our System 3R holders. The EDM’s C Axis delivers high positioning precision (0.001°)regardless of electrode weight (up to 25kg). The four axes simultaneous interpolation allows easy machining of curved recesses and undercuts by rotating the C axis and widening the 3D vector which will be a huge asset for our in-house toolmaking services with finite detailing.
The final machine that will be added to the facility is the FORM E 350, completing a combined £500,000 investment, and is the largest one-time machinery investment that the business has made to date. Driven by consistent business growth and planning for the future of Pentagon’s UK based toolmaking capabilities the machines will deliver significant advancement in technology.
Customers to Pentagon will benefit from this investment on all levels as lead times are driven down and high-quality precision engineering is driven up.