Machining Difficult-to-Machine Materials With Clean Cut EDM

With the hot pace of technological improvements within the manufacturing sector, it’s important for manufacturing companies to keep ahead of the game. If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward. Clean cut EDM is a useful, and often essential machining process when machining world-class components and highly sophisticated sub-assemblies. Contemporary component and sub-assembly design within sectors such as aerospace, professional motorsport, medical instrument manufacture, satellite design and defence sector manufacturing often require the machining of difficult-to-machine materials such as exotic alloys, hardened steels, titanium and composite materials and this is where clean cut EDM proves itself as a machining process.

Advanced CNC Machining

Advanced traditional machining methods such as CNC mill turn and multi axis milling & turning are essential for the machining of pre-hardened and chemically treated materials, and can account for 80 to 90 percent of the machining operations of a part. However, wire clean cut EDM & spark erosion EDM come into their own for post-hardening machining, for the machining of internal holes and apertures and also final machining of a part which may be close on component wall-thickness and quality tolerances.

Non-Contact Machining: Clean cut EDM

Clean cut EDM is capable of machining the most awkward of conductive materials. Titanium alloys, tungsten, aerospace aluminium alloys, hardened steels and carbon steels are all easily handled by the non-contact nature of clean cut EDM machining. Clean cut EDM will take over where CNC mill turn, multi axis milling and multi axis turning are at their limits of tolerance.

So in a world where efficiency is a must, quality is paramount, customer satisfaction is top of the agenda and world-class components need to be exactly that, consider clean cut EDM as a machining operation on your components and sub-assemblies. Contact Di-Spark today.