Wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a highly precise technology to cut nearly any electrically conductive material. A thin, electrically-charged EDM wire mounted between two mechanical guides forms one electrode, while the material being cut forms the other electrode. Electrical discharge between the two electrodes (the wire & the workpiece) creates sparks that cut the material. Because the charged wire never contacts the workpiece in EDM machining this process can be used to manufacture very small and delicate parts that require levels of accuracy and intricacy that traditional machining cannot achieve.
Having begun life as a tooling company Contour has a wide range of EDM equipment and expertise that allows us to provide customers with a broad array of Wire EDM machining services, producing precision parts that match the dimensional tolerances of your designs. With state-of-the-art wire EDM machining equipment and advanced programming, Contour can produce even your most intricate parts. Whether it be one-offs for a special need, or production work in the 100’s or 1000’s, we have the expertise to tackle all your wire EDM needs. Our Mitsubishi wire EDMs all have the ability to cut up to nearly 8” thick material, as long as it is electrically conductive. Got a project you’d like to discuss, give us a call at 440-365-7333.