Electrical Discharge Machine (Sinker EDM)

Electrical Discharge Machine (Sinker EDM)

Electrical discharge machining, or EDM, is a non-traditional method in which material is removed from a workpiece using thermal energy. Much like processes such as laser cutting, EDM does not need mechanical force in the removal process. This is the reason why it is considered non-traditional contrary to, for example, the processing with cutting tools.

In tool and mold making, EDM is very popular due to its applicability especially for hard materials like titanium or for particularly complex shapes that are hard to achieve with milling.

If you would like to use this piece of equipment, please contact Jason Low | jclow@ncsu.edu or 919.515.1424.