Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), is a manufacturing process that uses an electrically energized thin wire to slice through metal. This process allows a solid piece of conductive metal material to be eroded away using repeated electrical discharges (sparks) to produce a precision component.

At LPE we operate a Sodick AQ537L machine that provides outstanding accuracy and capability for cutting punches and dies and the tool making process.

The EDM process offers a number of advantages including:

  • Machining of complex shapes that would otherwise be difficult to produce with conventional cutting tools
  • Very fine holes and tapered holes can be produced
  • Sharp inside corners can be produced
  • High accuracy tolerances can be achieved
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Offering production of high accuracy components in a wide range of materials, EDM Wire Cutting is ideal for;

Application The creation of mould tools

Application Prototype Production

Application Extrusions

Application Tool inserts

Application Small hole drilling

Application Post Machining

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