What is Molybdenum?

Molybdenum is an element that shares many properties with tungsten. Like tungsten, it is very hard and has a very high melting point. Unlike tungsten, it has greater ductility and a lower density. In EDM, the similarities between molybdenum alloys and tungsten alloys result in a great amount of overlapping applications.

Molybdenum Characteristics

  • Properties are similar to those of tungsten and its alloys.
  • Molybdenum EDM Wire and Molybdenum EDM Electrodes are available in rods and tubes.
  • Low carbon arc cast (LCAC) molybdenum is available.
  • LCAC molybdenum is 99.97% pure, with a maximum carbon content of .01%.

Molybdenum wire cutting : Unknown in Europe and USA, but racing to the top now!

In Europe and USA are 98% of all sold wire EDM machines based on cupper/brass wire. In Asia, more than 60 % of the machines sold till now are based on the principle of reciprocating molybenium wire principe (jig-saw movement). The wire cost of our Novicut-M-II range is till 70% lower as a standard Cu/brass wire cutting machine.

Proven technology of reusable molybdenum wire brought to the precision standards of today.  With the design of the new wire-guides and the patented zirconium drive wheels, Novick succeeded to reach with a machine of half price of the copper/brass wire cutting machines, the level that is suitable for 98% of all parts: Ra<= 0.8µm and precision of +- 4µm

The new generator in combination with the new patented guiding system, and supported by the 4 step wire speed, has improved drastically the precision and the surface quality of the finished parts and this with a speed increase of around 40%.

With the Novicut 350M-II, you reach already a better surface roughness than Ra 1.0µm after three-cuts!

Novicut-M : cutting the toughest material economical and fast

Wire EDM Electrical Discharge Machining Machine Materials:

Our novicut M series can cut besdie all standard conductive materials also very easily following super hard and super tough materials:
Ti alloy, Titanium alloy, stainless steel, high alloy steel, Kovar steel, Inconel steel, carbon steel, exotic metal, Hastelloy, Ferro-tic, Stellite, Nitronic, Beryllium-copper alloy, Tungsten carbide, Nitralloy, Waspaloy, Nimonic, harden  toolsteel. PCD, etc

The most widely used process in 3D metal printing is probably selective laser melting.

3D metal printing, or more precisely selective laser melting (SLM), is a cost-effective and fast method for manufacturing prototypes and is suitable to produce complex geometries. With an optimized design and many parts to be produced, the process offers enormous economic advantages. In 3D metal printing, a powder layer of 0.02 to 0.06 mm is applied to the building platform by a scraper or coater. Then the laser starts melting the first layer. In the next step, another layer of powder is applied after the building platform is lowered by exactly one layer. The laser then fuses the first layer with the next. This process is repeated layer by layer until the entire component is completed. When the last layer of the part is finished, the metal powder is removed, and the part attached to the platform appears.