High-Precision EDM Drilling Machines
Are you in the market for an EDM drill? Absolute Machine Tools is proud to offer high-quality EDM drilling machines from Ocean Technologies that have everything you need to take your manufacturing process to the next level.
How EDM Drill Machines Work
EDM drilling machines utilize electrical discharge machining for high-precision, accurate hole creation. A rotating electrode erodes the workpiece, while a dielectric fluid flushes away the material and cools the machine. The CNC system controls movement and rotation for precise drilling, achieving diameters as small as a few mm.
Commonly used in aerospace and turbine manufacturing, these machines excel at drilling deep holes in conductive materials like copper and tungsten carbide. With superior surface finish and dimensional accuracy, they are a reliable choice for precision drilling.
Benefits of Using an EDM Drill
EDM drill machines offer precise cutting for complex shapes and hard materials. They provide high accuracy, achieving tight tolerances and high surface finishes. They ensure consistent results with excellent repeatability, making them suitable for intricate and complex drilling operations. These machines can drill deep holes with a smooth surface finish, making them suitable for both small-scale and large-scale production.
Applications and Industries that Use EDM Drill Machining
An EDM drill can have diverse applications across different industries, including:
- In the aerospace industry for turbine blade manufacturing.
- In the medical industry for surgical instrument production.
- In the automotive industry for fuel injection nozzle creation.
- In the electronics industry for drilling fine holes in circuit boards.
Materials Compatible with High-Precision CNC EDM Drill Machines
EDM drilling machines are compatible with a wide range of materials, including:
- Tool Steel: Often used for creating molds and dies, EDM is perfect for machining complex shapes into tool steels.
- Titanium: Given its tough-to-machine nature, EDM is a preferred method for machining titanium, especially for aerospace and medical applications.
- Tungsten Carbide: Widely used in tooling for its hardness, EDM can shape it with precision.
- Aluminum: Even though it’s easier to machine using traditional methods, EDM provides better precision for certain complex parts.
- Super Alloys: These are used in high-temperature applications, like jet engine components, and EDM offers a way to machine them without inducing heat-affected zones.
- Inconel: A superalloy often used in aerospace and marine applications.
- Graphite: EDM electrodes are often made from graphite due to its excellent conductivity.
- Copper: While commonly used as an electrode material for EDM, it can also be the workpiece.
- Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD): Used in tools for machining and cutting, and can be shaped using EDM.
- Hardened Steel: Since EDM doesn’t rely on force like traditional machining, even hardened steels can be machined with ease.
The versatility of EDM means that it can machine a variety of conductive materials, even those that are considered hard to machine by traditional methods.
Ocean Technologies — A Pioneer in Small Hole EDM Drill Machines
Ocean Technologies specializes in manufacturing high-precision EDM drilling machines, known for their cutting-edge technology and precision engineering. With a wide range of small hole EDM drilling machines, Ocean Technologies offers customized solutions to meet specific drilling requirements. Trusted by industries for their reliable and durable machines, they are a pioneer in the field of EDM drilling.
Ocean Technologies’ small hole EDM drilling machines are the ideal choice for precision drilling. With high accuracy and consistency, these machines deliver reliable and repeatable results. They offer versatility, allowing for various drilling applications. Advanced features and controls ensure optimal performance. Additionally, Ocean Technologies provides excellent customer support and service.
Can High-Precision EDM Drilling Machines Cater to R&D and Contract Manufacturing?
CNC EDM drill machines are ideal for research and development purposes, allowing efficient prototyping and testing of new designs. They can also meet the demands of contract manufacturing, providing precise drilling for small-scale production and customization. These versatile machines excel in handling complex drilling requirements.