EDM – Sinker & Wire

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S-EDM 4030 CNC
W-EDM CNC 1270 S
Z-EDM 3025 CNC

Sinker EDM and Wire EDM are both types of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) processes used to cut through metal. While they have some similarities, they also have some distinct differences.

Sinker EDM uses an electrode (usually made of graphite or copper) that is shaped to the geometry of the part to be machined. The electrode is lowered into the workpiece, and a series of sparks are generated between the electrode and the workpiece, eroding the material away. Sinker EDM is typically used for cutting complex, intricate shapes with high accuracy and precision.

Wire EDM, on the other hand, uses a thin, electrically charged wire that is fed through the workpiece, cutting it along a pre-programmed path. It is typically used for cutting through hard and tough materials, and for producing parts with tight tolerances and high precision.

S-EDM CNC • Sinker EDM

Sinker EDM

Z-EDM CNC • Sinker EDM with controlled Z axis

Sinker EDM  (Electrical Discharge Machining) machines, also known as die-sinking EDM machines or cavity-type EDM machines, are a type of tooling machine that use electrical discharges to shape and form metal parts.The process involves creating an electrical spark between an electrode (usually made of copper or graphite) and a conductive workpiece, which erodes the workpiece and forms the desired shape. The electrode is positioned above the workpiece and lowered into the material, creating a cavity or a die.Sinker EDM machines can be used to produce highly accurate and complex shapes with tight tolerances, and are commonly used in the manufacture of molds, dies, and other precision parts used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical devices.

The sinker EDM process is precise and repeatable, making it an ideal choice for producing parts with intricate details and high dimensional accuracy. It is also a non-contact process, meaning that there is no direct physical contact between the tool and the workpiece, which can help reduce wear and tear on the tool and the workpiece.

S-EDM • Z-EDM Standard Configuration

  • CNC control
  • 15" TFT LCD monitor
  • Integrated industrial keyboard
  • Linear scales for X/Y/Z-axis
  • Stainless steel water tank with paper filter unit
  • Work light
  • Automatic fire extinguishing system
  • Electrodes – "Quick-Change" – inclusion
  • Collet chuck
  • Tool kit
  • Operation manual

S-EDM • Z-EDM Optional Configuration

  • ATC 4, 6 or 16 tools
  • C-axis (orbital head 3R or EROWA)
  • Oil/ air cooling
  • Magnetic table
  • Electrical handwheel (MPG)
W-EDM Applications EDMW-EDM CNC • Wire EDM

Wire EDM  (Electrical Discharge Machining) is a type of machining process that uses a thin, electrically charged wire to cut through metal. It is a non-contact process, which means that there is no physical contact between the wire and the workpiece, allowing for precise and intricate cuts.

The process involves immersing the workpiece and the wire electrode in a dielectric fluid (usually deionized water) and applying an electrical charge to the wire. The wire is then fed through the workpiece, cutting it along a pre-programmed path.

Wire EDM machines are commonly used in the production of complex and intricate parts, such as molds, dies, and gears. They can also be used to produce parts with tight tolerances and high precision, as well as parts with very small features or holes.

One of the main advantages of wire EDM is its ability to cut through hard and tough materials that may be difficult or impossible to machine using traditional methods. Additionally, wire EDM is a highly repeatable and consistent process, making it ideal for mass production applications.

W EDM Applications Cold Saws

W-EDM Standard Configuration

  • Windows based PC control
  • Automatic wire orientation (vertical)
  • Linear scales for X/Y/Z-axis
  • Diamond wire guides Ø 0.25 mm (0.01”)
  • Copper wire Ø 0.25 mm (0.01”), 5 kg (11 lbs)
  • Work light
  • High-performance pump (basic fos)
  • Stainless steel water tank with paper filter unit
  • Tool kit
  • Operation manual

EDM Optional Configuration

  • Automatic wire threading (AWT)
  • Automatic voltage regulation (AVR)
  • Axis of rotation (B-axis)
  • Dielectric cooling system
  • CAD/CAM Software
  • Diamond wire guides Ø 0.15, 0.2, 0.3 mm (0.006, 0.008, 0.012”)
  • Wire running system designed for 15 kg (33 lbs) coil

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