EDM Hole Drilling
What is EDM Hole Drilling?
EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) hole drilling works on the same technical principles as wire EDM processing. However, instead of wire, 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.
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.
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If your parts or components require extremely small-diameter holes drilled with high precision and accuracy, you need American Wire EDM. With the capabilities to drill blind or through holes as small as 0.005" in diameter, we offer EDM hole drilling services to meet the needs of any industry or application.
EDM Hole Drilling Materials
Many metal materials are difficult or impossible to machine without adding heat; with EDM hole drilling, these materials can be worked with exceptional precision without applying heat. EDM hole drilling is fast, effective, and can be used to machine virtually any electrically conductive or heat-treated metal material, including:
- Carbon graphite
- Carbon steel
- High alloy steel
- Stainless steel
- and many others
These materials are often extremely costly, and, as such, any undue waste can be a significant blow to your budget. Fortunately, our EDM hole drilling expertise ensures superior accuracy and precision, with no unnecessary material waste.
The EDM Hole Drilling Experts
With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, American Wire EDM is your number one source for 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 in 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 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 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 EDM hole drilling capabilities play a big role in our success on that front. The speed of our EDM services ensures quick turnaround times, to help you get your product to market faster; the precision and accuracy of our services ensure that you’ll be satisfied with the results.