Optimation Inc. has been selected to Represent Panasonic FA - Chicago for
Micro-EDM Systems. Responsibilities are sales for the western states and
training and service for all the states. NEW! Model 82 Micro-EDM System
Capabilities Down To 5Ám (.0002")
Typical Holes Boring Drilled Are Sized At 10Ám +/- m (.0004") and 50Ám +/- 3 (.002")
Thru 250Ám (.010") Thick Tantalum and Tunsten on Silicon. (Model 72 also Available)
There's a new era in Micro Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM)...and Panasonic Factory
Automation is leading the way.
Until recently, Micro-EDM has been limited to the machining of precision holes for such
applications as ink-jet printer nozzles, audio-visual components and computer peripherals.
However, with the trend moving rapidly towards the development of micro-machines in the
millimeter to sub-millimeter range, demand for miniaturized, high-precision parts that combine the
benefits of high definition and high density is accelerating.
Through ongoing development of its advanced Micro-EDM technology, Panasonic Factory Atuomation responds
to this demand...by creating an exciting new tool for researchers and engineers in corporate, government
and high tech R&D seeking to achieve the next level of micro-machining precision.
With the introduction of the newest family of automatic Micro-EDM instruments, Panasonic has pushed the
technology significantly forward - dramatically expanding the potential uses of Micro-EDM to include the
machining of component elements of such devices as:
Across a spectrum of markets - including aerospace, medical, nuclear, robotics, textile and silicon/electronics -
researchers investigating advances in each are finding evermore applications for Panasonic Micro-EDM.
- force-balanced transducers
- fiber-optic & light detector fixturing
- micro-shafts, gears, springs
- micro-molds, dies
And, as a poineer in the industry, Panasonic Factory Automation integrates into this latest generation of Micro-EDM
instruments the practical experience gained through years of applying Micro-EDM in the manufacturing operations of its
parent company, Matsushita Electric Corporation.