Mini Eiffel Tower

The miniature titanium Eiffel tower project is used as a training mechanism for new undergraduate interns who are interested in manufacturing, specifically in the area of non-traditional machining processes like Wire-cut EDM. Students are responsible for preparing stock material, creating toolpaths using Esprit CAM, creating start holes using a small hole EDM, setting up the WEDM and then executing the prepared NC data.

Machining Data:

Machine: Sodick AQ327L WEDM
Work material: Grade 5 Titanium (Ti-6Al-4V)
Dielectric: De-ionized water
Wire: 0.25mm hard brass
Work thickness: 28mm
Surface roughness: 3 um, Ry
Total cycle time: 15 hrs