We marry the latest tool technology to accurate, well designed fixtures
Twelve Wire EDM machines
Four 5-axis Sinker machines
Four 6-axis Hole Popper machines
Electrical Discharge Machining
Veridiam offers EDM capabilities at multiple facilities. We specialize in the precision machining of complex geometrical components using high performance alloys. The range covers everything from simple cost effective cuts to the precision machining of complex geometrical components. We marry the latest tool technology to accurate, well designed fixtures for optimal manufacturing process and product outcome.
View a selection of our EDM production capabilities below. [click/select any photo for an enlarged view]
• Currently 12 machines.
• Complex geometries.
• Wire diameter down to .004"
• Four 5-axis sinkers
• Electrode/Tool Changers
• In-house development and manufacturing of sophisticated electrodes
Hole Popping/EDM Drilling
• Four 6-axis hole poppers
• Modified for production use
• Practicle for diameters up to 3/16"
What is EDM?
Electric discharge machining (EDM), sometimes colloquially also referred to as spark machining, spark eroding, burning, die sinking or wire erosion, is a manufacturing process whereby a desired shape is obtained using electrical discharges (sparks). Material is removed from the workpiece by a series of rapidly recurring current discharges between two electrodes, separated by a dielectric liquid and subject to an electric voltage. One of the electrodes is called the tool-electrode, or simply the 'tool' or 'electrode', while the other is called the workpiece-electrode, or 'workpiece'.
When the distance between the two electrodes is reduced, the intensity of the electric field in the volume between the electrodes becomes greater than the strength of the dielectric (at least in some point(s)), which breaks, allowing current to flow between the two electrodes. This phenomenon is the same as the breakdown of a capacitor (condenser) (see also breakdown voltage). As a result, material is removed from both the electrodes. Once the current flow stops (or it is stopped - depending on the type of generator), new liquid dielectric is usually conveyed into the inter-electrode volume enabling the solid particles (debris) to be carried away and the insulating proprieties of the dielectric to be restored. Adding new liquid dielectric in the inter-electrode volume is commonly referred to as flushing. Also, after a current flow, a difference of potential between the two electrodes is restored to what it was before the breakdown, so that a new liquid dielectric breakdown can occur. [Source]