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Wire EDM Shapes More Intricate Parts

Wire EDM Shapes More Intricate Parts

If you’re looking for a wire EDM machine shop to shape your highly regulated medical or aerospace components, consider our know-how and get a quote.

We cut and contour your parts with when your specifications require wire EDM tolerances—

  • intricate tolerances within ± 0.0002”
  • mirror-like surface finishes
  • small corner radiuses

A Wire EDM Company – United Centerless Grinding & Thread Rolling

We’re a nationwide provider of wire EDM machining in addition to grinding precision components for more than 500 manufacturers across the United States.

Based in East Hartford, CT, our shop gives you 55 plus years-experience shaping aerospace parts. For more than 25 of those years, we used wire EDM to make medical parts in addition to our tools.

As an AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 registered shop, our quality assurance team monitors and measures tolerances throughout the forming process to meet your critical specifications and quality documentation.

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What Is Wire EDM, and How Does It Work?

Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) is an electrothermal machining process. It uses a thin single-strand metal wire that acts as a tool electrode to generate heat to cut a linear line through a metal workpiece. The thin wire creates an intense electrical spark that erodes the part’s material with exacting precision without physical pressure.

We use wire EDM for projects that have intricate tolerances, material stress limitations, and surface finish specifications. The number of passes to cut the workpiece affects tolerance and surface finish. More passes deliver a higher degree of precision and better finishes.

For high-volume projects with material too brittle for stamping, wire EDM offers a viable alternative. We stack work material in flat layers so we can cut through the stack for a high volume of precision parts.

Wire EDM cutting contours any conductive material difficult to shape with conventional machining techniques. Conductive metals include alloys, superalloys, steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, carbon graphite, carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium.

Wire EDM Capabilities

Consider our wire EDM services. With two AgieCharmilles CUT 200 Sp machines, you get precision cut parts in production runs that range up to tens of thousands of pieces.

Our EDM drill or hole popper is the AgieCharmilles CNC EDM Drill 20. It can EDM through holes and blind holes from a range of 0.5 mm to 3.0 mm in diameter. It is accurate up to one-thousandth of a millimeter.

Our wire EDM capabilities include—

  • .004 diameter wire to .010 diameter wire
  • +/- .0002″ tolerances
  • Parts up to 8″ thick (table dimensions 8″ x 12″ x 8″)
  • Angle taper up to 20 degrees
  • Small wire burning
  • Four-axis burns— EDM Drill 20 can make through holes and blind holes from 0.1mm – 3.0mm diameter. It can hold tolerances of +/-.0002”.
  • Multiple setups—For parts that require features going in more than one direction, we can burn vertical and then turn it lengthwise for a horizontal burn.
  • Production jobs – Our production runs range in quantity and lot sizes can be up to tens of thousands of parts.
  • Specialized fixtures— We design and make custom fixtures to hold parts in ways to make unique cuts.
  • ESPRIT® high-performance CAM system
  • FTool clamping system by EROWA
  • Precise shape to shape location and fitting
  • Solidworks CAD program compatibility
  • Job sizes from 1 to 1,000,000 pieces
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  • 860-289-2987
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