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Electrical Discharge Machining

(EDM) involves the direction of high-frequency electrical spark discharges from a graphite or soft metal tool, which serves as an electrode, to disintegrate electrically conductive materials.

The EDM process allows for high accuracy, particularly for complex, precise shapes that are hard to machine.  It can be used for any conductive material, including hardened work pieces and metals that are challenging for traditional machining techniques.

The cutting wire never touches the material, the cutting itself is due to the erosion that occurs when a spark forms between the cutting wire and raw material.   If complex cuts are required, a pre-drilled hole through raw material can be threaded with a Wire EDM. 


Applications for Wire EDM include the creation of extrusion dies, blanking punches and metal and tool fabrication.  Wire EDM serves many industries making components for automotive, aerospace, medical, energy, die/mold, industrial and micro manufacturing. 


Our Soddick Wire EDM machine allows us to produce an even wider range of components as part of our integrated machining solutions for customers.

Travels: X-22”, Y-14”, Z-13”

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