Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is considered by some as a non-traditional method in machining which sees material being removed from a workpeice using nothing but thermal energy. Similar to laser cutting, EDM doesn’t need any mechanical force within the removal procedure.
It’s been seen by many in the machining business as the answer to achieving high accuracy metal removal, due to more conventional cutting tools, such as lathes or machining centers, not being able to attain more complex shapes/removal. In the tool and mold making industry, EDM has become extremely popular as well due to its applicability especially for hard materials like titanium.
While there are a lot of specialized forms of electrical discharge machining, industrial machines are mainly grouped into three categories:
Used to create elaborate cavity shapes in tool and dye practice, such as metal stamping dyes and plastic injection molds.
Offers an excellent surface finish with a minimal heat-affected zone and has the ability to cut hardened materials as well as exotic alloys. Making it ideal for a multitude of hole-making applications.
Works with extremely hard materials.
Can cut very small work pieces.
No direct contact between tool and work piece.
Very fine holes can be attained.
Can produce tapered holes
Pipe/container internal contours and internal corners down to R .001".
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