Things To Consider When Wire And Small-hole EDMingPublished on: September 1, 2009
Electrical discharge machines have been used commercially for more than 30 years, with the tool and die industry being the first to adopt the technology. Since then, other manufacturing sectors have steadily added wire EDM cutting services to their parts-producing capabilities.
Many applications have been developed recently that involve wire EDMing or small-hole EDMing microscale parts for the medical, nanotechnology and aerospace industries. To ensure success and profitability when serving these markets, part manufacturers need to consider certain aspects of the production process. These include wire and electrode diameter, handling and fixturing, inspection, programming and machine settings.