An EDM, also known as an Electrical Discharge Machine, is used for very hard metals. It is best suited for metals that cannot be manipulated using traditional machines, such as aluminum, titanium, carbide and steel. An EDM works to remove metal by producing consecutive electrical discharges that in turn remove material from the metal that is being worked on. The metal is cut through fluidly and this allows the desired shape of the metal to be achieved.
An EDM has the ability to shape metals for a large magnitude of reasons, including coins, jewelry and even parts for an airplane. Before buying an EDM, your business should research the appropriate type of machine. Conventional machines, small hole drilling machines, wire cutting machines and more can help expand your machining business. After purchasing the appropriate Electrical Discharge Machine, learn how to appropriately use the machine you have selected is vital.