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by Carl Sommer

Carl Sommer, President of Reliable EDM, has extensive experience in EDM, machining and tool and die making. Sommer started working in a machine shop in 1949 in Brooklyn, NY. He became a tool and die maker, machinist, foreman of a tool and die shop, tool designer, and operations manager for one of the largest tool, die, and stamping shops in Houston. He wrote the 432 page book, Non-Traditional Machining Handbook, and with his son, Steve, they wrote Complete EDM Handbook. Reliable EDM was established in 1986.

Electrical Discharge Machining



Wire EDM



Ram/Sinker EDM



Small Hole EDM



Tool and Die Making



Carl Sommer: Reliable EDM, Technical Books, and Passion


Sommer Time Stories
Carl Sommer, Author
  • 42 Character-building children's books
  • Number Success - Free math web program: Addition to Trigonometry
  • Phonics Adventure - Motivational literature-based phonics reading program, over 170 readers
  • And more
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