Wire EDM Services

Brodeur Machine’s premier wire EDM services fulfill a wide range of applications with exceptional outcomes.

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a process of controlled metal removal through melting as opposed to cutting; this method vaporizes materials by electric spark erosion, leaving behind little debris and incredibly accurate results. The EDM process, or Electrical Discharge Machining, provides us the ability to process pieces, large or small, by controlled metal removal.

Not Your Typical
Wire EDM Shop

Brodeur is one of the leading, custom metal fabricators in North America. For more than 100 years, we’ve fulfilled projects with a scope, specifications, and timeline that other fabricators said couldn’t be done. ITAR registered and both ISO and NIST compliant, our wire EDM services include custom gear cutting, spline cutting, die & mold fabrication, custom prototyping and more.

WORKING DIMENSIONS: 49.2” X 40.1” X 32.0”

WORK PIECE WEIGHT: 6,600LBS

Brodeur wire edm services achieve tolerances as tight as 0.0001”
Brodeur wire edm services achieve tolerances as tight as 0.0001”

Enhanced
Abilities

Fulfill Larger Projects

Brodeur offers a work envelope of 49.2” x 40.1” x 32.0” to accommodate projects larger than the average wire EDM shop, as well as a workpiece weight capacity of up to 6,600 lbs. The capacity of our machines provides the opportunity to manufacture large workpieces in a more efficient and accurate way than previously used.

Achieve Tighter Tolerances

Brodeur’s wire EDM services range from standard to high precision tolerances as tight as 0.0001” (smaller than a human hair) . The process is incredibly effective because it imparts little, to no force or stress on the workpiece as it removes material. Parts are processed while submerged in deionized water. This crucial aspect creates a completely neutral environment which allows for stringent tolerances. Our machinery can run multiple wire sizes in order to address different project requirements.

Machine Hard, Conductive Materials

Machining hard materials usually requires intense processing with tooling and force, creating stress and distortion in the material along with rapid wearing on the tool. However, material hardness has little effect on the EDM process and doesn’t affect the cutting rate or the part geometries. The copper or brass wire is fed an electric current that reacts with the conductive material, creating sparks and effectively melting the material away.

Cost Effective & Efficient

The option of wire EDM processing provides a different approach to traditional machining for large and or complex parts. Materials can be procured closer to final dimensioning, reducing the waste and cost of excess stock that will be machined off. Wire EDM is also considered a “lights out” operation. Once the part is programmed and set up it is a fairly autonomous process. While the machine operates continuously, efficiently and accurately at high speeds, large pieces can be manufactured more quickly with less labor.

Machine Very Brittle Materials

Wire EDM gives us the ability to machine very brittle materials without damaging them by adding excess tool pressure in the process. The tool and the part do not make contact, allowing for delicate, thin walled, or weaker material to be fabricated without sacrificing accuracy or quality. Additionally, because this process is so accurate oftentimes no additional finishing is required to achieve the specifications.

CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS FOR WIRE EDM PROCESSING

Ferrous:

Steel: Stainless, Tool, Carbon & Alloy, Iron, Bronze, Carbide, Invar

Non-Ferrous:

Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Titanium, Tungsten, Tantalum, Cobalt, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Tin, Monel, Inconel, Hastelloy

EDM is great for

Gear
Fabrication

Spline
Fabrication

Medical Devices

Prototyping

Die & Mold
Fabrication

Contact us directly to learn more about our comprehensive machining and fabrication services or to discuss a specific project or challenge