EDM wire is a type of wire that is commonly used in the manufacturing of tools and parts for various industries. EDM stands for Electrical Discharge Machining, which is a process that uses electrical sparks to remove material from a workpiece.
EDM wire is made from a high-strength metal alloy, such as brass or copper, and is designed to withstand the extreme heat and electrical discharge generated during the EDM process. The wire is typically very thin, with diameters ranging from 0.001 to 0.012 inches, and is wound onto spools for use in EDM machines.
During the EDM process, the wire is fed through the workpiece while an electrical discharge is applied between the wire and the workpiece. This creates a spark that melts and vaporizes the material, which is then removed by a flushing system.
EDM wire is a crucial component in the EDM process, as it is responsible for carrying the electrical current that generates the sparks. It is also important for ensuring precision and accuracy in the machining process, as the thin wire allows for very fine cuts and intricate shapes to be created.