5 Axis Wire EDM

Precision Tooling Specialists



5 AXIS WIRE EDM Himes Machine operates a very "high tech" EDM department utilizing the best of equipment and tooling. Our Wire EDM expertise enables us to wire cut virtually all conductive steel types as well as all grades of carbide. Himes Machine can maintain tolerances to +/- .00005" and can cut with wire diameters as small as .002" when very sharp corners are needed. Our Wire EDM department is where Himes Machine has perfected the "Turn and Burn" wire cutting process to obtain extreme small diameters. Because of our late model machine tools utilizing the latest in technologies, we can obtain the best in surface finished required by our customers.

Turn & Burn EDM Process is an EDM process in which a round part is spinning submerged in a Wire EDM machine while the EDM cuts a very small precise finished diameter. This process is not physically practical using other conventional machining processes because of the tool pressure caused by these methods. The end result is an extremely close tolerance diameter and an industry standard fine EDM finish.