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Industry Notes & News

Why graphite? Let’s take a look!

Graphite is perhaps the most important material in electrode production, and we at Saturn agree! In fact, over 70% of the world and 95% of the United States use graphite electrodes for electrical discharge machining (EDM). Graphite is the element carbon in crystalline form. It is found in both metamorphic and igneous rock, but also in meteorites! (Now you know you want to click the following link to learn more about that! ‘Meteorite Yields Carbon Crystals Harder Than Diamond’) The largest graphite exporting countries in order of abundance are: China, India, [...]

July 3rd, 2019|

Micro EDM Machining – How small is small?

“I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but it’s really those small things that make the big difference.” – Chad Hurley, American Mogul How small is small? Let’s start by talking about how we measure the smallest of small parts. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures uses the very small ‘micrometre’ measurement (spelled ‘micrometer’ in the United States), which is commonly referred to as a ‘micron’. A micron is equivalent to one-thousandth of [...]

May 7th, 2019|

Timed Orbiting, Taps the Competition!

Saturn Industries was one of the first EDM companies to go out-of-this-world in creating Timed Orbiting Taps. Everyone knows that Saturn has the expertise to produce electrodes of varying pitch diameters and thread forms, but did you know that we created Timed Orbiting Taps to make placing finishing electrodes easier?  We customize a timed flat on the shank to eliminate the need for machining electrodes on special shanks.  We’re thrilled to be a leader in this technology and that we were able to do so without increasing the cost for our [...]

March 25th, 2019|

New Website for Saturn Industries

Hello! Welcome, friends, to the Saturn Industries blog. Here you will find new and exciting information about our company and our industry. We begin with our website. Saturn Industries has been a leader in the manufacturing of EDM Electrodes since 1959. We are your One Stop Shop for all of your electrode needs. Today we are thrilled to introduce you to our website www.SaturnEDM.com. Our updated website is optimized and streamlined for your quick order needs, but is also a great resource for the customer that wants to see [...]

January 15th, 2019|

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