Wire EDM allows you to cut any material that conducts electricity into any conceivable shape.
Wire Electrical Discharge Manufacturing (EDM) has revolutionized the manufacturing process. Wire EDM allows you to cut any material that conducts electricity into any conceivable shape, with an incredible tolerance of .0001”, which is about 1/25th of the width of a human hair. Wire EDM uses a thin wire as an electrode, and uses precise CNC technology to control its movement around a workpiece, which is submerged in a dielectric fluid like deionized water. The wire never touches the workpiece, but is kept at a slight distance away by sophisticated controls. This means that there is no pressure placed on the workpiece, allowing very thin pieces or finely detailed pieces to be cut.
When the wire comes close enough to the workpiece, sparks jump the dielectric fluid in the gap, and cut the piece. At Star One EDM, Wire EDM is one of our go-to processes. We have three state of the art Wire EDM machines, capable of working on pieces up to 24” tall and 3300 lbs., and a full-service in-house digital manufacturing department capable of creating the part you need from any digital file or drawing.