Does your company currently rely on 3-axis machining? While 3-axis machining has its benefits, it does pose certain manufacturing limitations. The primary difference is that 5-axis machining introduces the element of rotation of the A and B axes. In addition to enabling faster production of complex shapes, the 5-axis parts production process results in a higher-quality surface finish. Other important 5-axis CNC machining benefits include:
As many as 60 percent of the parts produced in CNC shops these days require five-sided machining. As such, 5-axis milling and machining services are in high-demand for various applications in a wide range of industries. A primary consumer of 5-axis machining services is the aerospace industry, where machined parts must be designed to conform to the aerodynamic shapes found in most types of aircraft. 5-axis production parts are also key components when manufacturing products for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical and energy production industries
Wire EDM is a cutting operation that utilizes a Computer Numerically Controlled and electrically charged brass wire to “burn” through a raw block or stack of material, producing an extremely accurate cut and clean finish suitable for aerospace and medical applications.
INOTECH LASER has the capability to manufacture production parts and tooling components of tight tolerance by utilizing Wire EDM. We specialize in production runs of precision components and tube cut offs, creating fixtures, building spare tooling for metal stamping dies, and sharpening shaped die components.
We use Wire EDM for customer contract work as well as our internal requirements. INOTECH LASER can assist your company with its Wire EDM needs from design assistance to final completion. Fixtures used for production runs are designed by our talented Design Engineering Team and built by our experienced toolmakers. Our programmers use CAD information to produce high-volume and low-volume Wire EDM parts in our state-of-the-art Wire EDM machines and to our customer’s custom specifications.
Wire EDM @ INOTECH LASER is a core component of our Tool & Die maintenance and repair capabilities. Our Wire EDM department supports our Maintenance Department by providing sharpened or replacement tooling components in order to repair a worn or damaged tool. All jobs that enter our Wire EDM department are analyzed by our Quality Assurance Department to ensure that all dimensions are correct and geometries have been met. Blocks are checked for squareness and absolute size. In-process SPC data collection is utilized to maintain quality in production modes.
We currently run 4-axis machines capable of wire diameters from .004″ to .012″ Our machines have a cuttable travel (XYZ) of 20.5″X 14.5″X 12.0″and minimum corner radius of .0023″ as necessary. We have the capability of working with material in our machines up to 2200 pounds. Wire EDM machine accuracy to within .0001″ repeatability to .00005″ INOTECH LASER also has one CDM Drill which allow holes to be drilled as small as .012″ or as large as .250″with a maximum work piece height of 8.0″
We take pride in providing machining solutions for HIGHLY COMPLEX PARTS holding very tight tolereances and PROFILES. Our ONE SHOP MACHINE STOP has every machining solution under one roof. 5-AXIS MACHINING, WIRE-EDM, LASER MICRO-MACHINING, CNC MILLING, CNC LATHE... whatever your machining needs...Reach out to INOTECH LASER PROCESSING INC.