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Wire EDM Machines
Wire EDM is an effective way to cut tough metals, creating patterns and shapes for many applications within a range of industries, including manufacturing and die-making. For you, more EDM Machines.
EDM Wire Machines Explained
Wire EDM machines are used to cut and shape materials such as tungsten that are too hard for other machines to work with. Known as wire electrical discharge machining (EDM), the process works by creating sparks between a brass wire and a workpiece - both electrically conductive – which erode the material. Wire erosion machines for sale can usually cut plates 300mm thick and are often used to make tool dies and moulds.
The Workings of an EDM
In a EDM wire device, the material to be worked on is submerged in a tank of dielectric fluid. When the machine is running, a current is applied to the workpiece and brass wire, and they are continually brought together to create sparks. The brass wire is positioned to usually within 0.004mm of accuracy by diamond guides above and below. For most used wire EDM solutions, the guides are CNC controlled, and the upper guide can move in z-u-v directions for creating transitional and tapered shapes.
Large and Small Wire Machines
Standard wire machines use a continuous piece of brass wire to cut hard materials. There are various wire EDM machines for sale in different sizes to suit customers’ needs. The larger types are built for cutting workpieces as thick as 20 inches, while for drilling holes a small hole drilling EDM head can be attached, which uses a wire to erode and penetrate into the workpiece.
Precise Wire Cutting
Wire EDM devices can cut tough materials such as hardened steel and tungsten. The precise cutting action of these machines makes them preferable to traditional EDM devices for fashioning intricate shapes and patterns. Additionally, any wire EDM for sale would be ideal for making prototypes due to its cost effectiveness on small jobs.
Leading manufacturers for Wire EDM Machines - Find Used ones here!
At many EDM auctions you’ll often see wire erosion machines for sale from leading manufacturer Charmilles Technologies SA, who command a third of the market. At any used wire EDM machines sale, a variety of machines can also be found from Sodick who produce accurate turnkey solutions. For affordable used wire EDM machines options, machining manufacturer Makino is a popular brand wire EDM for sale. Find used and second hand Wire EDM Machines for sale and for auction on TradeMachines.com.