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Beaumont Machine provides SpaceX small hole EDM


Industry

October 11, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Photo: Beaumont Machine.

Beaumont Machine expanded with a new small hole EDM supplied to SpaceX in Hawthorne, California.

“As the needs in the industry are changing, we’ve made changes to keep pace. For the past 3 years, Beaumont Machine has been working with the advanced CNC control systems from Siemens to support the real-time connection to our power supply.  This has improved our hole shape technology, breakthrough rate and overall hole making process quality.  We just completed a project with SpaceX, using this newly developed control system in tandem with integrated large ABB robotics for positioning of the electrode.” said Ed Beaumont, President, Beaumont Machine.

The new Beaumont small hole machine at SpaceX has a reach of eight inches in diameter and eight inches in height. Beaumont has built equipment as small as a phone booth and as large as this newest SpaceX collaboration.

“All our machines are built for production purposes, right here in Southwest Ohio. Our customers demand the uptime we provide as well as preventative and predictive maintenance programs with NADCAP-approved calibrations. Beaumont equipment, built for the long haul on the strength of our 22-year experience and machines operating in eight countries, are still in production and still holding tight aerospace tolerances.” said Beaumont.

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