What is your budget? What price range of machines are you limited too?
In what time frame are you planning on purchasing a machine? When does this machine need to be in operation?
Is this equipment for a specific industry? For example, land base power generation, Aerospace and/or Semiconductor.
Are the parts Conductive? Can an Electrical Discharge Machine be used to create the part features?
Is there a nonconductive coating over the parts?
How many axis will you need? Our machines are usually built with 3 to 7 axis.
Are there specific Part(s), Job(s) that this equipment will be designated? For example, blades, vanes, rings and/or transition ducts?
What is the work envelope of the part? For example, 4 inch cube or 5 feet cube.
What is the material composition of the part? For example, single crystal (inconnel) Stainless steel and/or Aluminum.
What is the minimum inside diameter holes needed to be EDM drilled?
What is the maximum inside diameter holes needed to be EDM drilled?
What is the average inside diameter of the hole(s)?
What is the minimum depth of hole(s) in the part?
What is the maximum depth of hole(s) in the part?
What is the average depth of hole(s) in the part?
Are there any shaped holes? Diffusers or slot shapes.
Are there EDM hole quality specifications that are required? Micro-cracking, Recast Layer.
Are there specific safety specifications and/or standards for the machine that are needed in your facility? For example, Enclosures, stack lights (specifications) CE, Osha and/or NFPA (standards).
Is there any space limitation at your facility for the machine?
Is there any weight limitation at your facility?
Will we be turnkeying a part for you? (Many of our customers will want us to design and program their first part for them, so when the machine arrives it will be immediately producing parts.)
Does your facility have any EDM experience? For example, wire, conventional and/or Fasthole.
Does your facility have any 5 Axis CNC programming experience?
If any, what CAD software do you use at your facility? For example, Unigraphics, Solid Works and/or Master Cam.