EDM Hole Drilling Services

EDM hole drilling is completely compatible with extremely hard materials that are difficult to machine using traditional equipment. The use of thermal energy instead of mechanical force allows for higher precision hole drilling and the dimensional accuracy required to cut intricate shapes without damaging the material. EDM drilling also produces fine finishes that need no additional work to remove burrs or smooth the surface.

What is EDM Hole Drilling?

Electrical discharge machine drilling, also known as EDM fast hole drilling, works on the same technical principles as wire EDM processing. However, instead of wire, EDM hole drilling uses an electrically charged metallic electrode tool that works much like a traditional drill bit. The material being worked serves as the second electrode, and electrical discharge between the workpiece and the tool creates sparks that rapidly cut away material.

There is no physical contact between the tool and the workpiece; therefore, no cutting forces are involved. Both the electrode tool and the workpiece are submerged in deionized water, which flushes away cutting debris and acts as a dielectric safety barrier.

EDM Drilling Provides a Solution for Complex Machining Projects

If your parts or components require extremely small-diameter holes drilled with high precision and accuracy, you need American Wire EDM. With the capabilities to drill blind or through holes as small as 0.005″ in diameter, we offer EDM hole drilling services to meet the needs of any industry or application.

High precision and the ability to machine hard materials make CNC EDM drilling an excellent option for any industrial machining project. Examples of items produced using precision hole drilling include:

  • Injection mold nozzles and parts 
  • Oil drain and coolant holes
  • Turbine blades
  • Fuel injectors
  • Plastic mold vent holes
  • Starter holes for machining

Request a quote on EDM drilling for your project, or contact us for more information. 

What Materials Are Compatible with CNC EDM Drilling?

Many metal materials are difficult or impossible to machine without adding heat. The application of heat, however, can cause deformation to some materials, leading to waste and scrapped parts. EDM hole drilling allows materials to be worked with exceptional precision without applying heat. The EDM fast hole drilling process is quick, effective, and can be used to machine virtually any electrically conductive or heat-treated metal material, including:

  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Tungsten
  • Carbon graphite
  • Carbon steel
  • High alloy steel
  • Inconel
  • Stainless steel
  • Hastalloy
  • Titanium
  • Kovar
  • and many others

These materials are often extremely costly, and, as such, any undue waste can be a significant blow to your budget. Fortunately, our expertise ensures superior accuracy and precision, with no unnecessary material waste.

The EDM Hole Drilling Experts

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, American Wire EDM is a trusted resource for EDM hole drilling. We utilize state-of-the-art, CNC-operated EDM machinery to drill blind- or through-holes as small as 0.005” in diameter in materials as thick as 11.61”. These holes can be part of your product design or used as pilot holes for additional wire EDM processing.

Our computer-automated equipment operates with exceptional speed and accuracy. We have the capabilities to drill thousands of holes in a precise pattern on a single workpiece, such as an aircraft turbine blade. We offer drilling for prototypes, low volume manufacturing, and full production runs with quantities in the thousands.

Our Commitment to Quality and Fast Turnaround Times 

Delivering top quality parts at competitive prices is our key concern, and our precision capabilities play a big role in our success on that front. The speed of our EDM services ensures quick turnaround times, to help you get your product to market faster; the precision and accuracy of our services ensure that you’ll be satisfied with the results.

Contact Us to Discuss Your EDM Drilling Requirements

We have the equipment and expertise to handle even the most challenging precision hole drilling and material cutting requests. 

Request a quote on precision EDM hole drilling for your application, or contact American Wire EDM to learn more.

Contact our headquarters in Orange, California, at (714) 524-3360 or fill out our online form.