XACT Wire EDM continues to serve as a reliable outsource EDM machining partner to manufacturers in a broad range of industries. Our engineering staff and machinists' understanding of materials and best EDM machining practices as they relate to individual applications is extensive. Below are examples of some of the commonest industries and applications our clients are engaged in.
Medical projects have included femoral, tibial, resection cut blocks, endoscopic components, laparoscopic graspers & forceps, bone plates and other medical components. We work with many materials like titanium, platinum, medical grade stainless steel, nitinol, tungsten.
Photonics & Optics
Examples of projects include laser diode sub-mounts & arrays, heat sinks, optic collimators, Nano positioning parts & many other intricate parts requiring fine finishes & tolerances.
Wire EDM is an ideal production machining method for cutting exotic materials that produces ready-to-use virtually burr-free parts. Typical metals include: Stainless steel, Inconel, Nickle alloys, Kovar, Invar, Hastalloy & many other exotic materials.
Fir trees on turbine blades – The geometry of these parts is very complex and needs to be precise. Cutting path programmability, accuracy, and elimination of fixed tooling have made wire EDM the most desirable approach to the machining of these components.
Automation & Robotics
Complex parts, prototypes, robot components – (EOAT) end of arm tooling, gripper jaws and pinion gears are all parts that are typically produced in low volumes and are made of unique metals. These are ideal for EDM machining characteristics.
Electronic system modules, locking system components, hybrid & EV modules, fuel system components. XACT Wire EDM also produces components used in equipment on automotive production lines.
We provide small hole EDM coolant holes in many components such as end mills, reamers, drills & routers. Materials such as carbide, high speed steels & many other hard to machine materials.
Energy / Renewable Energy
The projects in this industry need to be dependable & durable. Using our services we have worked on items such as solar energy cell components, deep cell battery tooling & molds, power transmission components.
Xact Wire EDM also is very experienced in additional industries including: Communication, Packaging
XACT Wire EDM also is very experienced in these types of applications. We work with many companies supporting these applications as an extension of their services so they can take on more business.
3D Printed Parts
Wire EDM is used to improve surface finish & tolerances of critical part features. It is also used to remove parts from the build plates & separate stacked parts.
CNC Machined Parts
Our Wire EDM services are used in CNC parts requiring narrow slots as in collets, small holes, difficult to machine materials, parts requiring a precise fits & tolerances.
Extrusion Dies & Sizing Plates
4-axis Wire EDM can be used to machine geometries consisting of two different shapes on parallel planes connected by a ruled surface. This is helpful for metal and plastic extrusion dies. Food processing nozzles can also be made using this capability. Any industry needing a tapered cut can benefit from this independent UV cutting.
Triggers, Hammers, Lower Receivers. Any area where repeatable precision or detailed geometries need to be machined is a candidate.
Matched Metal Tooling
Click on the link above for a complete explanation and video. Wire EDM produces extremely small cutting clearances between the punch and die. This results in very good edge quality on final trimmed plastic parts.
Progressive, Fine Blanking & Compound Tooling
Wire EDM has been used in these areas for many years. Tooling can be machined after heat treating. This results in extremely tight tolerances being held. Geometry can be machined in one setup and taper relief with land can be introduced where required.
Additional applications Xact Wire EDM has experience in includes:
Metal Injection Molded Parts (MIM) – Our services are used for needed surface finishes and tolerance improvements.
Molding Industry – Core pins, mold slides, retainers and many other critical parts requiring Wire EDM.
Powdered Metal Parts & Tooling – Our services are used in tooling for sizing & on parts that need better surface finishes and tolerances.