Copper EDM Hole Drilling
Copper EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) hole drilling works on the same technical principles as wire EDM processing. However, instead of wire, Copper EDM hole drilling uses an electrically-charged metallic electrode tool that works much like a traditional drill bit for hole machining. The material being worked serves as the second electrode, and electrical discharge between the workpiece and the tool creates sparks that rapidly cut away material. Both the electrode tool and the workpiece are submerged in deionized water, which flushes away cutting debris and acts as a dielectric safety barrier.
With Copper EDM hole drilling there is no physical contact between the tool and the workpiece; therefore, no cutting forces are involved. This enables extremely high dimensional accuracy and results in drilled holes with fine finishes that require no additional work to remove burrs or smooth the surface.
Many metal materials are difficult or impossible to machine without adding heat; however, when using copper EDM hole drilling as a preferred method heat does not have to be applied. Copper is a costly material and any undue waste can be a significant blow to your budget. Fortunately, through copper EDM hole drilling superior accuracy and precision is used throughout the process, which does not allow for unnecessary wasted material.
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Copper EDM Hole Drilling Experts
With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, American Wire EDM is your number one source for copper EDM hole drilling. We utilize state-of-the-art, CNC-operated EDM machinery to drill blind- or through-holes as small as 0.005” in diameter materials as thick as 11.61”. These holes can be part of your product design or used as pilot holes for additional wire EDM processing.
Our computer-automated copper EDM hole drilling equipment operates with exceptional speed and accuracy. We have the capabilities to drill thousands of holes in a precise pattern on a single workpiece, such as an aircraft turbine blade. We offer copper EDM hole drilling for prototypes, low volume manufacturing, and full production runs with quantities in the thousands.
Delivering top quality parts at competitive prices is our key concern, and our precision copper EDM hole drilling capabilities play a significant role in our success on that front. The speed of our copper EDM hole drilling services ensures quick turnaround times to help you get your product to market faster. The precision and accuracy of our copper EDM hole drilling services ensure that you’ll be satisfied with the results.