Introducing BLAZE High Performance wire - February 2019

GIP is pleased to announce that Thermocompact will produce and supply Blaze EDM wire under private label sold exclusively by GIP.

Blaze wire is specially designed to incorporate both Beta Phase and Gamma Phase alloys in its proprietary coating. This new coating provides a premium cutting surface to meet growing demand from Aerospace, Medical and other high technology companies that need to wire EDM specialized alloys.

Blaze EDM wire, as a result of this collaboration with Thermocompact, will be available to GIP dealers located within Europe directly from Thermocompact’s operations in France. All GIP dealers in other regions will be served from Thermocompact’s affiliate HWA, located in Vietnam.

The Basic characteristics of Blaze wire include:
• Core: Brass 60/40
• Coating: β (CuZn) and y (Cu5Zn8)
• Tensile Strength: >800 N/mm2
• Elogation: 2%
• Conductivity: 24% IACS

Blaze is available in 0.20mm (0.008”), 0.25mm (0.010”) and 0.30mm (0.012”) diameters in a variety of DIN and P Spool con


Tubex Joint Venture - September 2018

GIP through the acquisition of PAPS manufacturing will be advancing TUBEX, a joint venture with tube electrode manufacturer CHIBA TECHNO. Chiba Techno, located in Japan has been serving the EDM market since 2000. 

GIP the owners of US patented "coated" electrode technology will exclusively license its technology to the joint venture to produce and market new, advanced products.

GIP in combination with other electrodes and wires produced by this joint venture will market all products to International customers located outside JAPAN.