Wire EDM for Moldmaking
Also called additive manufacturing, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) is often used for small and complex projects – which make it a great match for wire EDM. Many MIM parts are stainless steel, which certainly works with wire EDM, but the material used to create a molded part can be any of a wide range of materials, as long as it is a conductive material. The material can be of any metal hardness and of any heat treatment condition.
Wire EDM for 3D Printed Parts
Most 3D printed parts require secondary machining before they are able to be used in final assemblies. Our wire EDM services are used to improve surface finish and tolerances of critical part features. Wire EDM is also used to remove parts from build plates and to separate stacked parts.
Due to the precision of wire EDM the area of material affected by heat is very small and high accuracy is achievable. In addition, the lower cost of Metal Injection Molding, compared to traditional machining or casting, has led to its increased use in these operations.
Common Wire EDM 3D Printing & Metal Injection Molding Uses:
- Separating die molds
- Removing 3D-Printed Parts from Build Plates
Dedication to Wire EDM
XACT Wire EDM is a leading wire EDM company and provider of premier wire EDM and small hole EDM services. XACT is one of the largest and most experienced wire EDM shops in the country, offering nationwide service.
Our capabilities include many high-end machines at two wire EDM machine shops, also offering advanced CMM and video inspection as well as laser marking services.
These capabilities allow us to take on any size or type of wire EDM project and deliver it on schedule. XACT combines people and technology to provide precision wire EDM services to die makers, mold builders, plastic injection mold makers and part manufacturers throughout the United States.