Fast hole drilling EDM was designed for producing fast, accurate small and deep holes. It is conceptually akin to sinker EDM but the electrode is a rotating tube conveying a pressurized jet of dielectric fluid. It can make a hole an inch deep in about a minute and is a good way to machine holes in materials too hard for twist-drill machining. This EDM drilling type is used largely in the aerospace industry, producing cooling holes into aero blades and other components. It is also used to drill holes in industrial gas turbine blades, in molds and dies, and in bearings.
The Drill EDM process enables us to produce holes using electrodes from 0.20mm to 6.00mm diameter in materials such as hardened tool steel, tungsten carbide, aluminium, inconel, titanium and other exoctic alloys with exceptional accuracy on our AMS tech AD4L Linear Drive CNC and Astec 2Z400/P3 Module Head Fast Hole EDM machines – in fact as long as the metal is conductive it can be eroded with drill EDM.
The generous tank capacity (800 x 550 x 330mm) allows for large components even if the erosion area is substanially smaller and the machine has a table travel of X:400 x Y:300mm x Z:500mm (backslide) x W:330mm (electrode travel) and can accept parts up to 900kg in weight.
We undertake work for Press toolmaking, Extrusion toolmaking, General engineering, Aerospace & Power generation, Automotive & Autosport, Oil & Gas & Medical applications as well as projects for Universities & Research organisations, all enquiries are welcome.
From single part production to small volume production work, we offer a quick turnaround on jobs with customer satisfaction our top priority, we'd be happy to quote you.
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