At GGI, our molds are built and engineered completely in-house allowing lower prices, faster turnaround, and a mold that best fit the customer’s needs. Interfacing precision CNC and EDM machinery with the latest computer technology, the Mold Making Shop is at the forefront of modern die cast mold making.
We design 3D models of parts, molds and components. Engineering is also compatible with Solid works, Auto Cad and all major 3D & 2D design software.
GGI will quote insert tooling. Their customers have the option of paying for inserts only and using company owned holders. By using these holders or mold bases this allows for faster lead times and lower costs.
EDM is a machining method primarily used for hard metals or those that would be impossible to machine with traditional techniques. One critical limitation, however, is that EDM only works with materials that are electrically conductive. EDM or Electrical Discharge Machining is especially well-suited for cutting intricate contours or delicate cavities that would be difficult to produce with a grinder, an end mill or other cutting tools. Metals that can be machined with EDM include hast alloy, hardened tool-steel, titanium, carbide, Inconel and kovar.
EDM is sometimes called “spark machining” because it removes metal by producing a rapid series of repetitive electrical discharges. These electrical discharges are passed between an electrode and the piece of metal being machined. The small amount of material that is removed from the work piece is flushed away with a continuously flowing fluid. The repetitive discharges create a set of successively deeper craters in the work piece until the final shape is produced.