American Wire EDM FAQ

How fast can I expect my wire EDM processed part to be completed?

Depending on the complexity of the part, our timeline ranges from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.


What tolerances can you hold?

We can easily hold and obtain wire EDM tolerances from +/- .002. With multiple cuts, we can obtain a tolerance of +/-.0002.


Do you work with hand-drawn sketches?

Yes, we consistently work with hand-drawn sketches, as long as the tolerances are understood.


What types of metals are you equipped to work with? Are there any metals you cannot work with at this point in time?

Our state-of-the-art wire EDM machines allow us to cut any material that conducts electricity. There are no metal materials that we cannot cut using our EDM hole drilling capabilities.


What is the minimum/maximum number of parts you can manufacture using your wire EDM processes?

We can manufacture anywhere from 1 to thousands of parts using our wire EDM processes at any given time.


Do you offer EDM hole drilling & wire EDM machining design assistance?

Yes, it’s very common for our customers to work with engineers over the phone, or in person, for material selection and toolmaker design suggestions for their wire EDM processes.


Where do you ship your finished wire EDM products?

We have the capabilities to ship our wire EDM products all throughout the world.


What do you need to provide a proper wire EDM service quote?

All we need is a PDF, or print and quantities, and we’ll take it from there.


How does the payment process work for your wire EDM services?

After we mutually decide on the terms of purchase we are then able to accept Cash on Delivery or a Credit Card payment.


What is the minimum/maximum thickness of metal your wire EDM machines can work with?

Our wire EDM machines can work with metal thicknesses anywhere from .001 to 16 1/8”.


What is the largest part your wire EDM machines can cut?

The largest diameter of a part our wire EDM machines can cut is 15” x 23” x 16.5” thick.


How accurate are your wire EDM machines?

Our EDM machines are highly accurate and can hold a tolerance of +/- 0.0001.”


What is the smallest sized hole your wire EDM machines can cut?

The smallest hole our EDM machines are currently able to cut is .011” with a 1/8” thick material or less.