Metal manufacturing has come a long way in the past 200 years of its evolution.
From the Industrial revolution, which started in the 1760s and the introduction of the assembly line, we have adapted and engineered new techniques that have paved the way for modern day machining and metal manufacturing as we know it. From hand tools to automated computer controlled machining we constantly find new capabilities that can be harnessed and implemented in the manufacturing world. Electrical Discharge Machining or EDM is one of the advanced technologies that we at Btec are proud to specialize in.
EDM is perfect for high-accuracy machining and tough contours, with tight tolerances of exotic metals. EDM’s ability to cut hard metals is perfect for carbides, inconel, titanium, and similar metals, but EDM will ONLY work on conductive metals. The EDM process has been most commonly used in the Tool and Die industry and for the mold-making industry, however, in more recent years, EDM has started to play a larger role in the creation process for prototypes and complex production parts throughout Aerospace, Oil, Energy and other industries across the board.
Electrical Discharge Machining uses an electrical current to erode or melt metals to make custom precision metal pieces. There are two main techniques: Wire and Sinker (which is also known as RAM)Read More