Vero Software Tailoring the electrode to the needs of the application

Editor: Eric Culp

The increase in specialisation in society and industry has hit the die and mould sector. Software supplier Vero notes that its products have helped a German company fill a demand niche with made-to-order electrodes.

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Keeping the little ones happy: the mould for the volcano in this children’s toy set is one example of the type of tooling for which the shop supplies electrodes.
Keeping the little ones happy: the mould for the volcano in this children’s toy set is one example of the type of tooling for which the shop supplies electrodes.
(Source: Vero)

UK software supplier Vero has reported that its Visi CAD/CAM solution has been instrumental in a German company becoming a sought-after business partner for producing bespoke graphite electrodes.

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The company noted that Florian Rauchenberger, heads of project management at Technologie Vertriebs und Beratungs GmbH (TVB) in Upper Bavaria, said the trend in toolmaking is moving towards specialisation, and the production of electrodes for EDM machines is a clear example of this.

Passing on the work to the specialist shop

“When it comes to the manufacture of graphite electrodes, many toolmakers now place their trust in the expertise of specialist service providers,” Rauchenberger explained. “Graphite electrodes are more efficient than copper, requiring just 25% to 30% of the time to erode. Graphite also enables much more complex and finer structures to be formed.”

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