Wire EDM, sometimes referred to as WEDM, is a variety of machining that is carried out using a thin wire which can easily cut in any X, Y, U, and V direction. EDM means “electric discharge machining.” This type of machining can effectively cut any kind of materials which conduct electrical current, regardless of whether it’s a hard or soft material. The thing that makes this special is that wire EDM can makes cuts without contact, and provides a burr-free finish. The actual type of wire that is used is remarkably fine, thereby enabling really small slots or even very small radius cuts with corners.
The wire does not ever touch the piece being cut, and because of this fact, there will not be any cutting forces. Because of this it is possible to cut very thin items as well as make precise cuts without causing damage. Wire EDM has been around the business for around five decades now in different forms.
For Your WEDM Chicago Needs
CAM Technologies, Inc. started in 1996 to serve the wire EDM needs for Chicago, Milwaukee, and other locations in the Midwest. At the time we had a single EDM wire machine and a dedication to providing the best quality and service possible. Now we are a growing facility with 12 high-speed wire EDMs, 2 EDM micro hole drilling stations, and 6,000 newly added square feet of shop space for expansion.
We continue to work very closely with our customers, providing quick turnaround while maintaining a high standard of quality. However, we are now large enough to tackle large production and contract jobs. We take pride in aiding our customers through every phase of the project – from prototyping to production runs. We will work with you and your schedule, and we have the ability to run 24/7.
If you are looking for WEDM in Chicago, contact us for more information.