Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

N8 W22399 Johnson Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53186

1 800-798-9228
(262) 549-9005 WI
(262) 549-9115 Fax

info@xactedm.com

ILLINOIS LOCATION

720 Industrial Dr., Unit 126
Cary, IL 60013

Do you sell or manufacture wire?

No, XACT is a provider of wire edm and small hole high-speed edm services.

Do you sell or manufacture wire manufacturing equipment?

No, XACT is strictly a provider of small hole edm and wire edm services.

What is the smallest wire cut hole?

The answer is dependent on a number of variables, however a rule of thumb answer is approximately 0.018” diameter. However, with the right conditions it may be smaller. Please contact us when this is a critical consideration.

What are the range of surface finishes?

Our best wire cut finish is 10 micro inch. Finishes this fine are material dependent.

What wire sizes does XACT use?

XACT Wire uses between 0.004” diameter and 0.012” diameter wire.

Do you reuse the wire.

No, the wire breaks down and is not reusable but we do send it to recycling.

Does the wire touch the part?

No, the machining is done by electrical discharge “the spark”. When the wire touches the part it produces a short circuit and cutting stops.

Do you run three shifts?

Yes.

What CAD/CAM do you use?

XACT Wire uses PEPS Camtek, Esprit, SolidWorks and CADKEY.

What type of files do you accept?

We can read many file types including but not limited to DXF, DWG and IGS. If you have die work please send in dxf or dwg formats. If you have, mold work or prototype parts please send igs or parasolid. Native file formats are preferred.

How many wire machines?

We have 40 wire edm machines for high production capabilities. XACT can deliver the job from 1 part to 100,000+ parts.

How many ed bores?

We presently have six high-speed small hole edm machines.

Where is XACT Wire E.D.M, located?

Our main plant is in Waukesha, WI and we have a second facility in Cary, IL. Distance is generally not a problem. Our clients are located around the globe.

Does XACT do anything more than wire EDM?

Yes, we subcontract a wide variety of work including sinking edm and general machining.

Is XACT able to handle contract manufacturing?

XACT does contract manufacturing with an emphasis on the wire edm component.

Does XACT do test cuts?

They are available upon request.

What type of materials do you burn?

The most common material is steel but we can cut virtually any material as long as it is conductive. From steel to poly crystalline diamond, super alloys and elemental metals.

What certifications does XACT Wire E.D.M, have?

XACT Wire meets or exceeds these standards MIL-Q-9858A, MIL-I-45208A and we are ISO-9001:2000 Certified. We offer inspection reports and certificates of conformance for prototype and production work.