Dedicated to Wire EDM

XACT Wire EDM was founded in 1984 by Jeff Gubbins and a partner. Prior to starting XACT, the two owners worked together for five years and held common beliefs about how to properly treat employees and customers. They also believed that to succeed, they needed to listen very closely to their customers, constantly hire and train good people, frequently acquire new advanced technology, always strive to improve, and be willing to quickly move into new application areas. From the very beginning, XACT was dedicated to providing the very best wire EDM service to customers in all industries. XACT is still keenly focused on wire EDM and continues to function as an extension of their customers’ own capabilities.

A History of Continuing Expansion

XACT started in 1984 with one wire EDM machine in a small rental space. With little financial resources or support in the beginning, those first years were challenging, but also interesting and exciting. Most customers were local stamping die and mold makers. Nonetheless, XACT grew rapidly and added additional wire EDM machines about every six months. In 1986, XACT acquired a machine and the software for 4-axis (independent U-V) cutting and automatic wire threading.

In 1989 XACT constructed a temperature controlled 10,000 square foot facility designed specifically for wire EDM. In 1994, XACT opened a fully equipped branch in Cary, Illinois to provide better service to Chicago area customers. Continued growth required the addition of 5,000 square feet in Wisconsin in 2005 and several additional machines featuring the latest linear motor technology and high precision capabilities. As the Cary location grew, it too added customers from across the country. The Wisconsin location continued to add equipment and floor space.

Growth Rooted in Quality

Since XACTs founding, outstanding quality systems have been in place. Due to its far-reaching geographic expansion and new markets, XACT pursued and received ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2007 and is currently certified to the latest standard. XACT has always heavily invested in support equipment for its wire machines. XACT has multiple programming stations, high-speed small-hole machines, video inspection systems, coordinate measuring machines, and part marking machines.

Applying Knowledge and Experience to Diversified Industries and Applications

Jeff acquired sole ownership when his partner retired in January 2019. He plans to continue to focus on wire and small-hole EDM. Medical applications will remain an area of growth for XACT as well as other challenging production applications from other high technology fields.

XACT has grown into a company with the resources and experience to handle the most demanding requirements in all industries. With over 50 EDM’s and many dedicated employees, XACT can take on virtually any size or type of project. XACT has learned a great deal over the years by listening closely to customers and by being focused on one field – wire EDM.

Advanced High-Tech Wire EDM Facilities

XACT Wire EDM headquarters were designed specifically for wire electrical discharge machining. The facility, located in Waukesha, WI, is equipped with the latest technology.

Our second facility, in Cary, IL, adds additional capacity and provides convenient service to our Chicago area customers. This facility is also fully equipped with the latest technology and experienced personnel. Both locations have the capabilities to comfortably handle sizable production runs, yet are flexible enough to machine an individual part.

Earning the respect of all

Our success is a result of the creativity and expertise of our employees. Through honest hard work, we plan to build on this success. XACT will always be responsive to your needs and give you the highest level of personalized service. We provide wire EDM solutions to help you compete in today’s demanding environment. Using our services will enhance your business by giving you access to the latest wire EDM technology.