Wire EDM/ Cutting

WHERE IMPOSSIBLE PARTS BECOME POSSIBLE

Working travel:        X 600mm   x   Y 400mm   x   Z 400mm

MAX THICKNESS:             400mm

We have 2 x Wire EDM/ Cutters in-house so there is no down time and fast turnaround for customer satisfaction

With a very large travel our machines are capable of cutting straight profiles, taper cuts and also different top and bottom shapes (4 axis)

We make sure all components are manufactured to the tightest tolerances while retaining accuracy on production runs

Some examples include: punch and die tooling incl taper cutting for clearance, stripper plates, custom gears, extrusion dies, jig and fixture components and any part that other machining methods are not capable of – see pictures below for a small sample


Advantages of our wire EDM/ Cutters

  • Working travel:        X 600mm   x   Y 400mm   x   Z 400mm
  • Wire EDM accuracy can be within +/- 0.004mm
  • Retain accuracy and excellent surface finish
  • Internal square corners
  • Wire EDM does not leave burrs
  • Ability to cut tapers that would otherwise be impossible
  • Accurate production & prototype runs with short lead times
  • Capability to accurately and repeatedly machine delicate & complicated parts with no deflection
  • Ability to machine pieces up to 400mm in height
  • Machining can take place after heat treatment so dimensions are not affected by heat treatment distortion
  • 4 axis cutting for very complex shapes
  • Materials that are possible to cut: Steel, hardened steel, aluminium, brass ,copper or any electrically conductive material
  • Submersible cutting

For more information on our wire EDM/ Cutting services, please feel free to contact us



What is Wire EDM/ Cutting?

Wire electrical discharge machining is a high-precision method for cutting nearly any electrically conductive material, hard or soft, even carbide or diamond. A thin, electrically-charged EDM wire held between upper and lower mechanical guides forms one electrode, while the material being cut forms the second electrode. Electrical discharge between the wire and the workpiece creates sparks that rapidly cut away material. Submerging the workpiece and wire in deionized water, allows cutting debris to be flushed away.

As the charged wire never makes physical contact with the workpiece in EDM machining, there are no cutting forces involved, making it possible to manufacture extremely small and delicate parts, burr free.
Because the wire is so fine, you can cut small-radius inside corners or even narrow slots. Parts that require levels of accuracy and intricacy that traditional machining cannot achieve can easily be produced via wire EDM/ cutting.

To better understand wire EDM/ cutting, picture a band saw, but instead of a saw blade there is a thin wire (usually Ø0.25mm), positioned vertically or at an angle, with which you can cut in any x-y direction. The wire is controlled by a CNC control which allows you to program a path for the wire to travel.