Better Technology Boosts Use of EDMs For Production Applications

Published on: October 1, 2010

The phrase “high speed” has never been associated with EDMs. Relatively low cutting speeds have kept many shops from considering EDMs for production work.

However, as EDMs’ usable cutting speeds continue to increase and the machines keep evolving, part manufacturers are finding more production applications for electrical discharge machines. “As the machines got more capable, part manufacturers started applying EDMing more to production and designing parts that would lend themselves to wire EDMing,” said Jeff Gubbins, co-owner of Xact Wire EDM Corp., Waukesha, Wis.

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