Fanuc CNC EDM Wire cut machine
This machine uses a very fine brass wire 0.25 diameter, to cut through any conductive material.
The wire is one pole and the material is the other, when they come close to contact, they arc and heat the material up to a point that it melts. As the material melts, the particles are washed away and so the cutting begins.
The shapes can be quite intricate as well as precise tolerances can be achieved.
This has opened up new opportunities for Avtech, which enables us to offer new services to our current and future client base.
Our staff are using it to cut parts that would have been machined in a more conventional way previously. It works unmanned and hence overnight.
Optional equipment that has been included is a Rotary Axis, enabling the cutting of spiral shapes, as well as rotating a part to cut a different face. Reducing the need to reset and re-clamp.
The maximum cutting height is 400mm, which is the largest in Perth.