Wire EDM, in some cases called WEDM, is really a way of machining that is carried out using a thin wire which can easily cut in any X,Y,U,V direction. EDM is short for “electric discharge machining.” This manner of machining can effectively cut all types of materials which conduct electricity, whether it’s a hard or soft material. The reason this is special is the fact that wire EDM can cut without making contact, and provides a burr-free finish. The actual wire that is used is remarkably fine, thus permitting exceptionally small slots or even very small radius cuts in corners.
The wire itself never touches the product being cut, as a result of this fact, there are no cutting forces. Because of this one can cut extremely thin items and make delicate cuts without breakage. Wire EDM has been in use in the industry for about five decades now in a variety of forms.
For Your Chicago Wire EDM Needs
CAM Technologies, Inc. started in 1996 to serve the wire EDM needs for Milwaukee, Chicago, 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 wire EDM in Chicago, contact us for more information.