Electron Discharge Machining (EDM) is a process where an electric current is used (sometimes in conjunction with a dielectric) to very precisely carry electrons of material away from the workpiece in the form of sparks.
Benefits of Wire EDM
(Electron Discharge Machining)
Fotofab utilizes Wire EDM services both in the process of producing our hard tools for forming and stamping operations and in conjunction with photo-etching to produce an individual feature that cannot be produced by etching alone.
|Process||Burrs||Stress||Metal Variety & Hardness||Tolerance to Metal Thickness|
|Wire EDM||Microburring||Possible Thermal Deformation and Structural Changes||Only Conductive Metals, Possible Issues with Hardness||± 10%|
|Photochemical Etching||No Burrs||No Stress or Structural Changes||Large Variety, No Problems with Hardness||± 10%|
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Value Added Services for Chemically Etched Parts
Fotofab offers an array of value-added and finishing options to guarantee your project gets closer to the production finish line. While chemical etching is our core capability, we have an extensive list of resources to give you a ready-to-use component, no matter what your requirements, including:
- Diffusion Bonding
- Custom Packaging
- Laser Cutting & More