Category Archives: EDM Wire Erosion

Amdale’s first major Aerospace project proves an exciting challenge

We were excited to announce today that our long hard road for AS/EN9100 has paid off. The Amdale team were excited to win a major contract from a world leading provider in the Aerospace industry.

The complex CNC machining project required the ever-tricky combination of high-quality work and a quick turnaround. Thankfully the Amdale team were more than up to the task; it took the team just two weeks from the confirmation of the contract to the first batch being delivered. That includes drawing, production, quality assurance and delivery.

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The manufacturing of these intricate pieces, some of which measured at over 800mm long tested our seven state of the art 5-Axis machines to their maximum capacity.

The justifiably tight control of process and material characteristics demanded by the aerospace industry ensured that speed was not the only priority in this project but also quality and conformity. The consistency of the machines and minimal margin of error was essential for ensuring the quality of the delivered product while keeping costs low for the customer.

This quick turnaround was an exciting challenge to the Amdale team, and we were delighted to fulfil this contract and look forward to working with similar Defence and Aerospace companies in the future. If you would like to speak to someone in the Amdale team to find out how we can meet your requirements let us know by contacting us

New Sales Team appointment

We are pleased to appoint Nigel Bowes as Sales Manager working alongside James Francis supporting customers with quotations and technical support. Nigel has had a long career in Engineering Sales and Procurement roles with spells at Cobham, Smiths and Airbus amongst others. Nigel will be focussed on new business opportunities both with new customers and developing existing customers.

New CNC Lathe Investment

We are once more investing in enhanced Capability and Capacity. A DMG MORI SEIKI type NLX 2500SY.700 CNC Lathe has been purchased and will be commissioned during January. This state of the art additional machine will help reduce lead times for CNC turning requirements and will allow us to continue to offer fast, efficient, cost competitive machining solutions for both small and medium batch sizes. Talk to Nigel or James for more information and a competitive quote.

EDM Capacity Available Immediately

Amdale has over 25 years experience in EDM Wire Erosion and we have continuously invested in the latest technology in this area. We currently have immediate available capacity in our EDM department.

How does Wire EDM work?

EDM stands for “Electrical Discharge Machine” whereby an electrical charge is applied to an electrode, a brass wire, copper, sterling, or graphite. The electrode then makes an electrical connection with the steel. A spark jumps from the electrode to the work piece and disintegrates the steel with a controlled electrical charge. This process happens thousands of times per second. The mirror image of the electrode is formed in the work piece.

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10 Reasons to choose Amdale!

  1. Customer Service – At Amdale, we build strong working relationships with each customer, based on excellent customer service, quality components and consistent deliveries. We take our customer’s opinions very seriously and are always asking for feedback as part of our commitment to continuous improvement. 
  2. Reputation – Renowned for producing high quality, bespoke, precision engineering solutions amongst prestigious customers, means that Amdale see their customers come back time after time.  Much of the work we carry out is of a confidential nature and so our customers’ trust in us is vital. Amdale has an esteemed reputation for turning around projects within tight timescales and those tight timescales will continue to be met. Where projects require additional treatments and/or finishing processes these are undertaken by approved sub-contractors only, in order to preserve our reputation in the industry.

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