Advantages of EDM FAQs / /
Q: Does Fathom offer Wire EDM machining?
A: Yes, Fathom offers wire EDM machining.
Q: What is Wire EDM machining?
A: Wire EDM is the process of machining metal that uses a tool to discharge sparks onto metal material. The discharge melts the material, creating an accurate cut.
Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016.
Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified.
Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016 certified.
Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?
A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171.
Q: What are the applications of EDM?
A: The applications of wire EDM include internal gear, miniature parts, small hole drilling, extrusion molds, tools, progressive stamping dies, medical devices, aerospace parts and more.
Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of EDM?
A: Wire EDM can produce patterns and shapes previously unachievable using conventional tools. Hard materials do not affect wire EDM’s cutting rate or ability to create complex geometric shapes. Wire EDM is not used if the raw material selected is not electrically conductive. Wire EDM can only cut 2D profiles and the material removal rate is lower than with conventional cutting methods.
Q: What are the limitations of EDM?
A: Wire EDM should only be used on materials that are electrically conductive. Wire EDM is only used for parts that require a 2D profile. The material removal rate of Wire EDM is lower than other conventional cutting processes.
Q: Is EDM sustainable?
A: Wire EDM is not considered a sustainable manufacturing method due to high energy use and hazardous emissions.