Ideal Tool & Manufacturing has Wire & Sinker EDM Capacity to meet your production needs.
Wire EDM—also known as Wire Cutting, Wire burning, and Traveling Wire EDM—uses spark erosion to machine or remove material with a traveling wire electrode from any electrically conductive material.
The wire electrode usually consists of brass or zinc-coated brass material.
Ideal Tool & Manufacturing Wire EDM machines are fully automated and operate 24 hours/day, seven days a week. We maximize cutting edge technology for ultimate results:
- High-speed Wire EDM machines with automatic threading
- Four Axis independent UV machining
- Maximum Taper Angle: 45 Degrees
- Maximum Cutting Height: 16.5" Tall
- Wire Diameters from .002"-.010"
- Tolerances can be held to .0001"
- Best Wire EDM Finish in Tool Steel/Carbide: 4 Micro-Inch
- Best Wire EDM Finish in Aluminum: 6 Micro-Inch
- Any conductive material can be Wire EDM machined, including Aluminum, Brass, Carbide, Copper, Hastalloy, Inconel, Steel, Stellite, and Titanium.
Ideal Tool & Manufacturing uses Esprit 2010 CAM by DP Technology for our Wire EDM programming systems. We can accept dxf, dwg, iges, Parasolid, Solidworks, Solid Edge, ProEngineer, and Catia files for easy generation into Wire EDM programs.
Sinker EDM machining, like Wire EDM, uses spark erosion to machine blind cavities.
This process employs machined electrodes that produce sparks along the surface of the electrode to sink or plunge the cavity. The Sinker EDM process is ideal for a number of applications:
- Blind Cavities
- Intricate Details
- Sharp Corners
- Fine Finishes (Surface Finishes to 10 Micro-Inch)
- Thin Walls and Cross Sections
- Machining Threads into Hardened Parts
- Blind Keyways
- Internal Splines, Squares, or Hexes
- Tolerances can be held to .0001”
- Any conductive material can be Sinker EDM machined, including Aluminum, Brass, Carbide, Copper, Hastalloy, Inconel, Steel, Stellite, and Titanium.