Multi-Axis Rotary Wire EDM
With advances with rotary multi-axis rotary wire EDMs, all sorts of complex shapes may be created. from large to micro parts.
Rotary EDM: Multi-Axis Machining
As the chuck rotates, the wire can move in the X, Y direction.
Also, the top wire portion of the wire EDM machine can move in
the U and V direction. Due to this multi-axis machining process,
various shapes can be machined.
Splitting Bar of Aluminum
The chuck slowly rotated as the EDM wire cut in the X direction.
Slots Machining into a Steel Tube
Repeated slots EDMed as the chuck rotates.
Ball, Thin Shank, and Dime
Since wire EDM can machine various shapes and is a non-contact machining process, it can machine extremely thin parts. A dime is placed next to the EDM part.