What is Sinker EDM?
Sinker EDM (also called cavity type EDM, volume EDM or die-sinking EDM) is a method of electrical discharge machining that cuts out a shape. Our customers in the mold shops hire us to create keyways, hex shapes and taps for a mold or die. Sinker EDM is perfect for the tooling industry because it creates molds with smooth finishes and can cut intricate shapes.
However, EDM die-sinking can be applied to any industry that has a need for a high-quality finish in difficult-to-reach places. Because the metal never comes into contact with the tool, but only with the electrical sparks, delicate or thin material can be formed without damage.
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EDM die-sinking can work for your industry because not only does it provide tight tolerances, high surface finish and a finished product with little or no burring, it also:
Can cut exotic materials
Cuts through hard materials
Requires little or no polishing after the process
Cuts thin or delicate material without damaging it