What is Wire EDM?

What exactly is wire electrical discharge machining, also referred to as Wire EDM? Wire EDM is the process whereby hard metals, those that previously could not be machined or manipulated by traditional methods, could now be machined, manipulated and designed by electrical charges in order to cut away the unwanted metal into heretofore unattainable shapes and designs with greater tolerances and precision.

The one limiting requirement for wire EDM is that the material must be electrically conductive. An example of traditional machining is putting a metal pipe on a lathe and turning it while cutting it with a carbide tip or some other similar cutting tool; in much the same way that wood is lathe-cut. While this is a pretty elementary example and shows how wide variances can be from product to product, wire EDM can allow companies to now manufacture much more elaborate items from metals heretofore incapable of being worked, even cutting shapes into 3D and extremely intricate Jewelry designs.

There are two general types of Electrical Discharge Machining, ram EDM and wire EDM. For the scope of this document, we will only discuss the latter ? wire EDM.

Observed originally by Joseph Priestly in 1770, electrical discharge machining had its start but was very imprecise and prone to failures. However, it was not until it was fully developed and commercially available in the mid-1970s that wire EDM began its rapid rise and came into its own in the 1980s when it migrated into a machine tool and became much more widely available and attractive over the traditional machining processes. In attempts to work with metals that were harder and to increase the precision of the cut, wire EDM allows just for that ability and precision.

Some of the types of industries that benefit from utilizing wire EDM include jewelry designers, metal shops, automotive manufacturing plants, artists who work with metals, as well as plants that specialize in wire EDM to supply parts to various industries, to name a few benefactors.

Because of wire EDM, we have automobiles whose engines are much more efficient as well as appliances that long surpass the life expectancy of those built before the advent of wire EDM. Because of wire EDM, we are much more capable of producing durable goods while best utilizing raw natural resources, which is good for everyone.

Wire EDM Info provides detailed information about wire EDM machines, machining, heat affected zone, technology and more. Wire EDM Info is the sister site of Metal Stamping Web.

The Great American Dream

Are you ready to starting building your dream home. House plan designs are abundant and... Read More

The Solar Energy Industry Grew 67% Last Year: Are You Making the Best Decision for Your Future?

Are you considering using renewable energy resources to heat water or generate electricity?Would you like... Read More

Planning Permission Tips UK - Trees and How They Can Affect Development when Applying for Planning

Like most folk, I believe that more can be achieved in life by open &... Read More

Building a Backyard Play Structure

A child's dream backyard includes a play structure complete with a slide and swings just... Read More

Which Lamp Should I Choose?

With all the lighting choices out there, you may want to reconsider just purchasing a... Read More

Building a Garage Addition to Your Home

One of the most rewarding home improvements I made to my house was to build... Read More

New Tax Breaks for Energy Efficient Home Improvements

If you would like to make your existing home more energy efficient and get some... Read More

Checking for Asbestos in Your Home

If you are concerned about asbestos exposure you are not alone. Many individuals wonder if... Read More

Deck Building Basics

In my previous article, "planning for a new deck," I outlined the steps for planning... Read More

Draught Proofing Your Home

This article takes a look at a number of ways of preventing or reducing draughts... Read More

Architect or Building Designer ? Who Do You Choose?

Thinking of building a new home or complex? Will you use an architect or a... Read More

Eclectic Patio Furniture Shows Your Style

Your home's interior is exquisitely decorated in your favorite style; why not treat your exterior... Read More

How To Choose The Perfect Granite Work Surface

My Grandmother used to say to me "Nothing cheap is good and nothing good is... Read More

Small Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Any remodeling idea for a small kitchen must address the following issues: counter space, storage,... Read More

Mexico: Who Farted?

Do you have embarrassing gas problems? Do you find this problem creeping up on you... Read More

Beginning Interior Design

Beginning interior design is a challenging, exciting adventure that one must be willing to endure... Read More

Ideas For Interior Design

Ideas for interior design are a dime a dozen these days. In fact, you can... Read More

Planning Permission Tips UK - Loft Conversions in UK Properties - Do They Add Value?

We get a great many requests to view the potential of Loft conversions. This type... Read More

You Get What You Pay for when it Comes to Above Ground Pools

When you think about an above ground pool do you think of the inflatable toy... Read More

Marble Information

Marble is any limestone or dolomite that can take a high polish and still be... Read More

A Look at Steel Building Kits

Steel building kits are a comprehensive set of all the parts required to assemble a... Read More

Conventional Steam Saunas vs. Infrared Saunas

The health benefits of steam saunas have been recognized for centuries, beginning with sweat lodges,... Read More

Building Your Own Home

Most people think building their own home involves vast knowledge of all aspects of the... Read More

Consumer Guides: Finding A Quality Contractor and Power Washing Tips

Power washing is the application of high pressure water spray. Some of the most popular... Read More

Ceiling Fans Look Great and Save You Money

It doesn't matter if you live in a hot climate or the North woods; there... Read More

Choosing Window Frames

There are three main types of material used to manufacture window frames. These are aluminium,... Read More

Feng Shui Your Home, Work and Life For Balance and Harmony

Feng Shui describes the communication that takes place every day between you and your environment,... Read More

A Beginner?s Guide to Buying House Plans

Learn How to Select a House Plan That Will Result in The Home of Your... Read More

Choosing a Furnace Humidifier

While everyone longs for a white winter, the problems associated with dry winter air can... Read More

Kitchen Remodeling Costs

It is important to prepare a budget for your kitchen remodeling plan before you start... Read More

How To Artify Your Home

Would you like to make your house feel more like a home? Is it comfortable... Read More

Non Slip Maintenance Of Honed Interior Marble

A honed finish is a satin surface with relatively little light reflection. It is specified... Read More

Bathroom Interior Design

Any advice or guide on the interior design of a bathroom should be based around... Read More

Installing a Bathroom Vanity and Countertop

The installation of a new bathroom vanity and countertop can transform an outdated bathroom into... Read More

A Few Concrete Suggestions

Up until a few years ago, my professional experience was in industries including retail, energy,... Read More

How to Modify Your Landscaping to Protect Your House from Burglars

Believe it or not, landscaping can be an important part of a good home security... Read More

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Every one lives in a house but every house is not a home. A house... Read More

Ridding Your Home of Geopathic Stress

Just as there are solar magnetic stresses that come from the sun and the galactic... Read More

Buyers Guide To Heavy-Built Mailboxes

If you are tired of replacing your mailbox every few months due to vandals or... Read More

Strapping a Ceiling

Prior to hanging sheetrock to ceiling joists it is important that strapping first be installed.Strapping... Read More

Tips To Improve The Quality Of Your Outdoor Space And Patio

It's easy to get overwhelmed trying to figure out just how to bring an outdoor... Read More

Repairing a Hole in a Sheetrocked Wall

It is quite simple to repair a hole in a Sheetrocked wall, however there are... Read More

There Is Always Something To Improve Or Innovate For Comfort

In this fast moving world of the 21st century, we are always forced to do... Read More

The Cost of Remodeling a Bathroom

Before beginning any bathroom remodeling, you should create a budget. Pick an amount of money... Read More

The Science of Architecture

You're told to take vitamins, drink plenty of water, get a good night's sleep and... Read More

Save Money On Home Improvement Projects

Many of us avoid home improvement projects due to their expense. Granted if you are... Read More

Skip Troweling Method for Textured Ceilings

There are several ceiling texture choices to choose from when finishing a room. You can... Read More

The $27,000 Toilet Seat - Funny DIY Story

This story was told to me by a plumber I know and it brings home... Read More

Colors: Their Connotations and Perceived Meanings

Throughout the ages, colors have been used to evoke certain emotions, and an examination of... Read More

Make Your Home Secure

The following list offers some inexpensive ways to make your home secure:* Do not leave... Read More