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.

Electrical Discharge Machining or EDM is a highly accurate method of part production. Wire EDM technology is essential for higher tolerance parts and repeatable tooling. This means we have the ability to produce high precision parts for many applications together with tight lead times in order for you to meet your goals.

Achieving high accuracy and tighter tolerances is essential for many industries such as aerospace, medical, motorsport and automotive. At Amdale, we can easily produce and repeat the required specifications with EDM.

Advantages of using Wire EDM for your project.

• Efficient Production Capabilities – Because of the precision and high-speed of wire EDM machines, manufacturers are discovering that many parts can be more economically produced with wire EDM, rather than with conventional machining.

• Reliable Repeatability – The constant reliability of wire EDM is one of the greater advantages of this process. Because the programs are computer generated and the electrode is constantly being fed from a spool (the wire electrode is used only once), the last part is identical to the first part. The cutter wear found in conventional machining does not exist. In addition, tighter machining tolerances can be maintained without additional cost.

• Reduced Costs – The high-speed cutting Wire EDM machines of today have dramatically reduced costs for many manufactured parts. Conventional machining often leaves sharp edges and burrs, but a radius can be made with Wire EDM without any additional cost.

• Exotic Materials – Wire EDM can cut any electrically conductive material hard or soft.

• EDM is suitable for very small work pieces where conventional cutting tools may damage the part from excess cutting tool pressure. There is no direct contact between tool and work piece, therefore delicate sections and weak materials can be machined without any distortion.

• The benefit of EDM Wire Erosion over conventional precision machining processes is its ability to machine components in their finished state, from tungsten carbide to annealed copper. Burr-free parts with corner radii of less than 0.06mm make the EDM Wire Erosion process a fast, economical method of producing accurate, intricate parts in low or high volume batches.

• On some intricate components made from exotic materials it may be more productive to use EDM Wire Erosion as a precision profiling process and finish the part using 5-Axis Machining. Engineering in this way means it is possible to drastically reduce the number of machining processes, which in turn facilitates shorter lead times and lower costs.

At Amdale we currently have immediate capacity for projects that require EDM solutions, please contact sales@amdale.co.uk with any EDM enquiries.