EDM – Electrical Discharge Machining
EDM – High Accuracy Wire Erosion
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
At LPE we tailor our EDM Wire Cutting service to each clients individual project, with materials sourced to customer specifications.
Some popular EDM Materials include;
- Stainless Steel
For further information contact our sales team on 028 9070 6940
The EDM Machine room currently features;
Sodick AQ537L Machine – with a maximum bed size of 500mm x 400mm x 350mm
With a team of traditional model makers working in-house, combined with a full scale spray painting booth, LPE can meet a wide range of finishing requirements.
Finishing services will be affected by the material selected, please contact our sales team on 028 9070 6940 for further details.
Offering production of high accuracy components in a wide range of materials, EDM Wire Cutting is ideal for;
- The creation of mould tools
- Prototype Production
- Tool inserts
- Small hole drilling
- Post Machining
Tight Lead Times:
Typical lead times for EDM are between 1-4 weeks. We work closely with our customers to ensure you remain updated at every stage of the production process.
Wide range of materials:
At LPE we do not have a predefined material range and work with you the customer to source the exact EDM material required for your individual project.
Expert, Impartial Advice:
As the longest established prototyping bureau in the UK and Ireland , LPE has over 25 years experience converting customers designs into fully functional prototype components and with a wide range of services available, we offer impartial advice tailored to your individual project requirements.
Committed to Customer Service:
An ISO 9001 & 13485 approved supplier, LPE consistently work towards excellence of both part quality and customer service. We endeavour to provide a fast, professional response to all customer enquiries and carefully monitor quality throughout the production process.
LPE work with local couriers to offer free Next Day Delivery on all orders. For time sensitive projects speak to the sales team about A.M. and Saturday delivery.
“Stereolithography models allow us to do production intents within days. On one project alone it saved us £100,000 in tooling costs and reduced the lead time from 7 months to 7 days”