What is Wire Cut EDM?
Wire Cut EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) is an electro thermal production process where a thin single strand metal wire, along with de-ionised water (used to conduct electricity) allows the wire to cut through metal by the use of heat from electrical sparks, while preventing rust.
How does Wire Electrical Discharge Machining work?
Wire Electrical Discharge Machining works by creating an electrical discharge between the wire or the electrode and the work piece. As the spark jumps across the gap, material is then removed from the work piece and the electrode. Due to the inherent properties of the process, wire electrical discharge machining can easily machine complex parts and precision components out of hard conductive materials.
To stop the sparking process from shorting out, a non-conductive fluid or dielectric is also used in the process. The waste material is removed by the dielectric, and the process continues.