Sodick A535 Wire Eroder

Our newest machine is the Sodick A535 Wire Eroder. We're very pleased to have it because it has almost doubled the capacity of Wire Erosion we can carry out. Whereas the A320D has a capacity of 320mm x 205mm x 175mm, the A535 has 555m x 355mm x 300mm. This obviously means we can work with much larger single pieces whilst maintaining the accuracy of Wire-Cut EDM.

Accuracy of just a few micrometres is achievable, and the surface finish is near-perfect especially when compared to normal drilling techniques where the drill bit is in contact with the workpiece.

With Wire Erosion, an ultra-thin wire is passed through the work and the entire piece is then submerged in an insulating liquid; deionized water is used to control resistivity and wash away debris from the cutting action. The wire is spooled continually and controlled via upper and lower diamond guides. The lower guide moves in the x-y axis, but the upper guide can also control the wire in the z-u-v axis meaning the surface can be tapered and shapes can be drilled.

Sodick make some of the best Wire Eroders available so we're pleased to be able to offer our customers the A535. The precision and finish possible means that industries relying on extreme levels of accuracy – for instance the Aerospace industry and motor racing – come to us knowing that the end result will meet their requirements perfectly.