EDM – Engineers Tool Box

Reasons to choose Wire EDM?

Wire Electrical Discharge Machining (Wire EDM for short) can be used where a feature would be difficult or otherwise impossible to achieve using conventional methods, for example, small slot generation, square corners, and complex geometry shapes. The process can be used on hard materials and allows a greater degree of positional accuracy. This is due to the machine having next to zero cut force which allows the use of linear motors as opposed to conventional ball screws.

The Method?

Wire EDM is a process whereby a thin wire is used as an electrode to cut along a programmed path. The workpiece is submerged in a dielectric fluid (which increases the water’s resistivity) allowing for the generation of an arc at the wire, which in turn disintegrates the workpiece. The machine uses a spool of wire that moves continuously to offer a fresh section of wire throughout the cutting process, this results in an incredibly repeatable process

Pros?

Cons?

 

PCML Wire EDM Capability

Return to Knowledge Hub

Latest from the Knowledge Hub

Electroless Nickel Plating – Engineers Toolbox

Reasons to choose Electroless Nickel Plating Electroless Nickel Plating is a chemical process which uses different formulas and compounds...

Read more...

Laser Engraving – Engineers Tool Box

Reasons to choose Laser Engraving Laser engraving offers a quick solution to part marking on a variety of materials...

Read more...

Get a Quote or Place an Order

Tell us about your project, and a PCML representative will be in touch right away.

Email
sales@pcml.net
sales@fastnet-nc.com

Telephone
PCML: 01223 293904
FastNet-nc: 01223 344012

Get a Quote
Get a FastNet-nc Quote