EDM fast hole drilling

EDM fast hole drilling is an economic and efficient method of creating start holes for wire EDM operations. It is particularly useful when machining holes on curved or angled surfaces such as aerofoils, as the electrode does not exert any pressure on the surface.

Our mix of CNC and manually operated machines enables us to drill start holes with extremely high accuracy in both hard and soft materials, ensuring precise control of the resulting erosion process. We have specialised drills for a wide range of materials, including specialised steels, copper, nickel, silver and gold.

We also use our hole drilling capability to burn small holes (0.3mm to 3mm) which may be required in parts to allow the flow of air or lubricant.

Our expertise includes some of the world’s most prestigious automotive brands such as Maserati and Bentley as well as high precision parts for aero engines.

Equipment

A&M has invested in a Sodick K1CN CNC fast hole drilling machine with an automatic electrode changer which provides the highest levels of accuracy and control available. It provides a reduced recast area, which is of particular benefit to the aerospace sector. We also have a range of conventional EDM hole drilling equipment, enabling us to meet all requirements.

 

EDM fast hole drilling

 

Machines

K1C hybrid

We are able to produce high-quality work very quickly with the K1C, and supply parts to the motor racing and aerospace industries, as well as manufacturing a wide range of components used in extremely sensitive technical equipment. We also make parts for the film industry, and are regularly contracted to other engineering firms where our expertise is in demand.

K1C CNCK1C CNC

Our K1C models can bore tiny holes with a machining range of 0.25mm to 3.0 mm diameter up to depths of 250mm, particularly in materials which cannot be machined by traditional methods, and without high tooling cost.

K1C (x2)K1C (x2)

Sodick’s K-series range of machines can produce very small holes quickly and efficiently.

The manually operated K1C model is ideally suited for the production of small diameter holes with a machining range of 0.25 to 3.0 mm diameter, particularly in materials which cannot be machined by traditional methods, and without high tooling cost.