THE EXPERTS IN WIRE EDM & EDM HOLE DRILLING SERVICES

Advanced Wire EDM Machines

American Wire EDM’s 12,000-square-foot production machine shop houses eight advanced wire EDM machining equipment. Our high-performance, high-precision, computer-automated speed machining equipment helps us deliver the parts and components our customers need with accuracy within ± 0.0001.” With our advanced EDM machining experience we can provide perfect repeatability from the first part to the thousandth and beyond.

What is Advanced EDM Machining?

Electrical discharge machining (EDM), also known as spark machining and spark eroding, is regularly used when conventional machining is difficult or impossible. EDM processing is accomplished when electrical current passes between an electrode and a work piece, which are separated by a dielectric liquid. The spark discharge then vaporize the material to machine the designed part.

When is Advanced EDM Machining Necessary?

American Wire EDM’s spark machining capabilities are perfect for producing components that have tremendously intricate or fragile, thin wall shapes. Our wire EDM tolerances can be held to +/-.0001”. Parts are submerged in temperature controlled dielectric water while machined to eliminate thermal distortion. Advanced EDM machining is an excellent option when machining hardened metals. EDM machining is regularly used for parts with the following attributes:

  • Small shapes
  • Hardened metals
  • Tapered holes
  • Complex shapes
  • Thin walls
  • Thin metallic parts
  • Morphing features
  • Internal corner radius of (.002”) or less

Why use Advanced EDM Machining?

One of the main reasons that EDM machining is used is due to conventional contact machining hardness factors. Within this area of machining EDM machining has the advantage over conventional methods. EDM can cut hardened materials, and exotic alloys, while also providing excellent surface finishes. Other advanced EDM machining benefits, include:

  • Easily machines very small pieces
  • No burrs
  • Little or no polishing is required
  • Creates complex shapes
  • Can cut extremely hard materials
  • No direct contact between tools and work pieces

Mitsubishi EDM MV2400-S Advance at American Wire EDM

We are proud to announce our brand new state-of-the-art Mitsubishi EDM MV2400-S Advance which allows up to 12 inches with all new Cylindrical Drive Technology.

Mitsubishi EDM MV2400-ST Advance at American Wire EDM

We are proud to announce our brand new state-of-the-art Mitsubishi EDM MV2400-ST Advance which allows up to 16.5 inches with all new Cylindrical Drive Technology

Our Advanced Wire EDM Machines

Our electrode induced advanced EDM machines provide precise state-of-the-art detailed cutting and shaping for every work piece that they manufacture. American Wire EDM features a wide variety of advanced EDM machines for your specific project needs. The EDM machines that we currently operate include the following:

Mitsubishi MV-1200R

American Wire EDM’s Mitsubishi MV-1200 R is designed for EDM wire machine cutting of a variety diverse of products, from simple machine parts to complex, high-accuracy geometries like injection molding dies and tooling. It also utilizes an enhanced processing surface, an optimized wire-guide structure, and a highly efficient dielectric fluid supply to increase processing speeds.

Our shop includes 5 Mitsubishi MV-1200 R machines with fine finish capability and 16.5" workpiece height.
Axis Travel X, Y, Z: 15.7" x 11.8" x 8.7" (400mm x 300mm x 221mm)
Axis Travel U, V: +2.4" (61mm)
Max Workpiece Size: 31.9" x 27.6" x 8.5" (810mm x 701mm x 216mm)
Max Submerged Weight: 1102 lb (500kg)
Table Dimensions: 25.2" x 21.3" (640mm x 541mm)
U/V Travels from Center: ±2.4 x ±2.4 (61mm)
Wire Diameter Possible: 0.004~0.012 (.1mm - .3mm)

 

Mitsubishi MV-2400S Advance & MV-2400ST Advance

American Wire EDM’s MV-2400S and MV-2400ST systems provide exceptional corner and circular accuracy for complex part geometries. Our Mitsubishi MV-2400S Advance and MV-2400ST Advance include several innovative features that deliver improved accuracy and faster production speeds, with reduced energy consumption.

Mitsubishi EDM MV2400-S Advance

Axis Travel X, Y, Z: 23.6” x 15.7” x 12” (600mm x 400mm x 420mm)
Axis Travel U, V: ±3.0” (76.2mm)
Max Workpiece Size: 41.3" x 32.3" x 12.0" (1050mm x 820mm x 305mm)
Max Submerged Weight: 3307 lb (1500 kg)

Watch the Mitsubishi EDM MV2400-S Advance custom machine a 10 foot long bar below.

Mitsubishi EDM MV2400-ST Advance

Axis Travel X, Y, Z: 23.6” x 15.7” x 16.5” (600mm x 400mm x 420mm)
Axis Travel U, V: ±3.0” (76.2mm)
Max Workpiece Size: 41.3" x 32.3" x 12.0" (1050mm x 820mm x 305mm)
Max Submerged Weight: 3307 lb (1500 kg)

Mitsubishi MD + Pro III

American Wire EDM’s Mitsubishi MD + Pro III advanced EDM machines advanced sensors and controls allow for faster production and greater productivity, with no sacrifice of quality. The cylindrical drive technology and linear shaft motor (LSM) system provide high speed, high precision machining across the full length of its X and Y axes. The machine’s rigid structure also improves accuracy.

 
Axis Travel X, Y, Z: 15.7" x 11.8" x 8.7" (400mm x 300mm x 221mm)
Axis Travel U, V: ±2.4" (±61mm)
Max Workpiece Size: 31.9" x 27.6" x 8.5" (810mm x 701mm x 216mm)
Max Submerged Weight: 1102 lb (500 kg)
Table Dimensions: 25.2" x 17.7" (640mm x 450mm)
U/V Travels from Center: ±2.4" x ±2.4" (±60mm x ±60mm)
Wire Diameter Possible: 0.004"~0.012" (0.1mm~0.3mm)

View short video of the Mitsubishi MD+Pro III below:

Belmont Hole Poppers & Jib Crane

American Wire EDM also provides two Belmont hole popping machines that allow for fast, accurate hole punching and a high-powered jib crane that lets us move truly massive raw materials to create large-scale parts.

Belmont EDM hole popping machine: 0.004” to 0.250” diameter rapid drilling capabilities

Jib Crane: We use our jib crane to lift, suspend, transport and stabilize blocks of metal up to 1500 pounds. It is used in combination with our wire edm machines.

Jib Crane

All our EDM machining equipment is CNC controlled for guaranteed accuracy. We can work directly from your CAD/CAM files or other electronic design files and offer engineering assistance to help you refine your designs for improved performance by making production faster and more economical.

Contact American Wire EDM Today

Request a quote on advanced EDM machining for your application, or contact American Wire EDM to learn more about the speed machining capabilities of our production machine shop.