Wire EDM for the Power Generation Industry

Wire EDM is becoming more and more important to the power generation industry. The speed and accuracy of wire EDM plus its ability to be used for cutting high temperature alloys and exotic materials make it an ideal production machining method for turbine parts and components. Wire EDM can produce ready-to-use, virtually burr-free turbine components for many applications.

Wire EDM Services for Land and Water Based Turbines

The wire EDM services at XACT Wire EDM are suitable for everything from prototype parts to large scale production scale capacity. Full-time 24/7 production is possible due to automatic needle threading on modern wire EDM machines as well as three shifts at our wire EDM shops.

We have a commitment to producing quality components, and have pursued and received ISO 9001:2015 certification; the company is currently certified to the latest standard. Every employee understands that quality cannot be inspected into any part: it has to be part of the production process, from planning to delivery.

Wire EDM Turbine Applications

Wire EDM can repeatedly produce extremely accurate part geometries without the need for fixed tooling or custom cutters (i.e broaching). There is no cutter wear with wire EDM. A fresh wire is constantly being supplied. This allows for the machining of critical fits between components. WEDM can also be used to simply split rings/wheels with minimal kerf.

Small hole EDM can drill burr-free holes through hardened materials. The angle of entry or geometry of the surface has no detrimental impact.

Applications

  • Fir trees on disc and blade roots
  • Rotors
  • Vanes
  • Seals
  • Spacers
  • Airfoils
  • Turbine Components
  • Industrial gas turbine parts
  • Energy and Steam Turbines
  • Oil pump rotors
  • Cam lifter Pressure relief holes
  • Impeller Keyways
  • Turbocharger disks
  • Precision Gear tooth Geometry
  • Planetary Gear sets
  • Cooling Holes

Materials

  • Stainless Steel
  • Inconel
  • Kovar
  • Invar
  • Hastalloy
  • Nickel-based superalloys
  • Any conductive material

We have been putting the latest precision wire EDM and small-hole EDM technologies to work for our clients located around the globe since 1984. Let us put our meticulous attention to detail and wire EDM focus to work on your next power generation or turbine wire EDM project.

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