Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a unique process. The shapes and tolerances produced by this method are next to impossible to create using traditional machining techniques.
These abilities, combined with a high demand for complex parts from the automotive, aerospace, and medical sectors, are making EDM a must-have for modern shops. Die-sinker EDMs, in particular, often can solve the problems posed by machining materials such as high-nickel-content alloys used in the aerospace industry. Also, the complicated shapes and deep pockets commonly found in the mold-making industry are two-part features that pose a challenge to CNC chipping machines. However, these geometries lend themselves well to the CNC die-sinking process.
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