Plunge EDM Companies

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  • Passing the Test

    For decades, the aerospace industry has relied on electrical discharge machining (EDM) for the manufacturing of aircraft components. Because of the shapes and alloys used in aerospace equipment, EDM has been the only viable option for these parts and, in the past, was seen as a necessary evil. The problem with EDM in the past was that surface integrity became compromised due to extreme temperatures generated by the process. The intense heat was creating micro cracks in the HAZ and recast layers, which could cause severe stress fractures and could...

  • The Advantages of Plunge EDM

    It is often a wonder how far technology has come throughout the years. Man is capable of doing almost anything these days, from communicating around the globe to being able to travel to the moon and back. As technology continues to increase daily, it is exciting to imagine all of the things that may be possible in a few hundred years (assuming we didn't destroy the planet on our way ). One way that technology has really grown is the way that we machine different items. Carving by hand has...

  • Plunge EDM and Other Forms

    Plunge electrical discharge machining or EDM is a way of making parts by eroding material by using electrical shock or sparks that generate enough heat to allow shaping to happen. Plunge EDM is the only of method of EDM in which they use heat to melt the excess metal away. It allows for the removal of metal much easier so any object can be formed. The method is perhaps best known for the capability to produce difficult shapes and designs out of the hardest of metals. This is a very...

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Plunge EDM

Plunge EDM, which goes by many names including conventional EDM, sinker EDM and ram EDM, produces parts by eroding materials in the path of the EDM tool using electrical discharges, or sparks that can generate heat anywhere from eight to twenty thousand degrees. The piece of material to be worked on is connected to a power supply and then an electrode is used to create a conductive path and cut the material into the desired shape or pattern.

Plunge EDM, which goes by many names including conventional EDM, sinker EDM and ram EDM, produces parts by eroding materials in the path of the EDM tool using electrical discharges, or sparks that can generate heat anywhere from eight to twenty thousand degrees. The piece of material to be worked on is connected to a power supply and then an electrode is used to create a conductive path and cut the material into the desired shape or pattern. There is no actual contact between the electrode and the work piece as the erosion takes place as a response to the electrical current being produced. The process takes place in a dielectric fluid, allowing electricity to be conducted. The fluid is always used to flush away the debris from the process allowing for clean and burr free edges. Plunge EDM is ideal for applications such as injection mold tooling, micro hole drilling, keyways, washers and scientific research apparatus. Industries served include aerospace, medical, tool and die, automobile and military. It is able to achieve high tolerances on complex geometries and patterns. Unlike wire EDM which uses a pre-drilled hole to feed the wire into for the process, plunge EDM does not require a hole. Common plunge EDM electrodes include machined graphite, copper tungsten and brass.

One of the two major types of EDM, plunge EDM differs from its counterpart wire EDM nor only in terms of the type of electrode used but also because plunge EDM has 3D capacities while wire EDM can only produce 2D parts. Furthermore, plunge or ram EDM can be applied to hard materials including stainless steel, copper, graphite, and exotic metals that would cause difficulties during conventional machining. The process of electrical discharge machining typically takes place in a shallow bath of dielectric fluid, which prevents premature sparking and flushes away debris. For high precision pieces, CNC EDM is used in which CNC machines are used to guide, monitor and control the machining process, as well as CAD and CAM software to ensure the highest tolerances. One disadvantage to using this process is the extra time and costs involved with fabricating the electrodes necessary for the specific procedure. These can be costly and can wear down easily due to the intensity of the electrical process. Therefore, it is important to take this aspect of EDM Machining into consideration before committing, however, the tight tolerances and minimal product damage remain as advantageous benefits to using EDM.



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