What is Wire EDM?

by jwksales | JWK Sales

Wire Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) is the process in which metals are submerged in a dielectric fluid then wire cut and spark-shaped by using heat produced by an electric current. The current is mapped through computerized numerical controls (CNC) and the electric field intensifies as the distance separating the electrodes narrows. This leads to the separation of the component from the metal itself and delivers accuracy without putting undue stress on the part.

A wire EDM machine is able to carefully remove excess material without exerting a strong cutting force. Wire EDM is especially effective when working with exceptionally hard and dense metals as a more heat-intensive metal fabrication technique may distort a part. Wire EDM delivers both the precision for shapes and quality needed for best-in-class results with hardened metals needing close tolerances to create small, intricate parts.

JWK Metal Fabrication and Wire EDM
JWK Engineering and Sales is an industry leader in the metal fabrication arena. Our team of industrial professionals have the capabilities and experience to work with a wide variety of metal fabrication processes including wire EDM. At the beginning of your project, our JWK Engineering and Sales team will meet with you to discuss the exact specifications of your design, provide a realistic timeline and cost summary, and will recommended the best metal fabrication process for your needs.

As specialists in contract manufacturing services, JWK Engineering and Sales specializes in turning smart designs into top-tier products. Using a variety of metal fabrication techniques including wire EDM, we provide exceptional customer service and production transparency through our work with robust and cutting-edge manufacturers.

Call us today at 763.786.3600 for more information about our extensive offerings including fabrication, machining, welding, finishing, engineering, and wire EDM capabilities, or complete our contact form to send a message or request a free quote.

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