Wire EDM

Wire EDM

The process of wire erosion is particularly suited to difficult to machine, tough, materials such as Inconel and hardened tool steels. It can also be used to cut parts made from tungsten carbide, titanium, aluminium, copper and other more exotic alloys providing that the material is electrically conductive.

Where the quality of finish is paramount, our Wire EDM machinery utilises several miniscule cuts or ‘skims’ of the part removing microns of material at a time; particularly useful for the manufacture of intricate, complex parts where a high degree of accuracy is required. Many different industries have embraced its versatility and Microtec’s customer base boasts a variety of highly regarded, blue chip companies in areas as diverse as Defence, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Space and Motorsport.

Our GF machinery CUT 1000 machine, for example, is a benchmark in micro wire erosion. Using wires of 20 μm, surface finishes of Ra 0.05 μm, 11 μm inside radii, 22 μm slits are now achievable. Production of both small and high-volume batches of components means that Wire and Micro EDM technology is of real benefit in the manufacture of connectors, medical components, watch making, as well as automotive, aerospace and satellite technologies. Please contact us or put your Wire/ Micro Wire Erosion requirements in an email and we will be happy to discuss them with you.