Hanson Mold’s sinker EDM machining, like wire EDM, uses spark erosion to machine intricate cavity shapes, holes and threads. Also called conventional EDM, ram EDM, die-sinker, and plunge EDM, EDM sinking employs machined electrodes – often made from copper, graphite, or tungsten – sparks are produced along their surface to erode and sink or plunge the cavity. EDM sinking is ideal for many applications, including sharp corners, threads, ribs, and intricate details.
We can perform EDM sinking on any conductive material, including aluminum, brass, copper, steel, and titanium. Our sinker EDM machines can change tools, allowing us to increase unattended machine time and minimize your cost.
Wire EDM, which may also be referred to as wire cutting, wire burning, and traveling wire EDM, utilizes spark erosion from a traveling wire electrode to machine or remove material from any electrically conductive material, such as aluminum, brass, carbide, copper, steel, and titanium. Often, the wire electrode consists of brass or zinc-coated brass material.
Hanson Mold has fully-automated high-speed wire EDM machines to serve you, whether your application is a die build, prototype or you require higher-volume production. We can accept a wide variety of files for uncomplicated generation into wire EDM programs. Please contact Hanson Mold to learn what we can offer you.