Wire EDM

 

EDM - Electrical Discharch Machining

Wire EDM is also known as 'spark EDM'.  It works by creating an electrical discharge (spark) between a thin copper wire and a metal workpiece in the presence of deionized water.  Material is removed from both the workpiece and the wire by a series of rapidly recurring electrical discharges.  The properties of the process allow the wire EDM to easily machine complex parts and precision components out of hard, conductive materials with no physical contact between the machine and workpiece.

Wire EDM is best suited for relatively small workpieces where precision cuts are desired.  

 

We Can Do It

With skilled operators and a CNC controlled wire EDM machine, we can cut shapes from blocks of hard metals that would be difficult to achieve by conventional machining.  Our wire EDM machine has a table size of 20 by 24 inches and machine stroke of 14 x 10 x 8".  The maximum workpiece weight capacity is 1,160 pounds.  It has a taper capacity of 15 degrees +/- in 4 inches and a 32 bit CNC 5-axis control.



 

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