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Introduction to Electrical Discharge Machining

With EDM, also referred to as spark eroding, material is removed by current discharges repeated in rapid sequence between two electrodes in a dielectric liquid. Traditionally the machining of hard metals was expensive and it was particularly difficult to create intricate contours. EDM has changed all this by opening a new world of possibilities with regards to the machining of hardened steel, titanium, kovar and many other hard metals & alloys. 

 The EDM short learning programme exposes participants to EDM techniques by allowing participants to engage, hands-on, in a step-by-step process to fabricate components under the guidance of an experienced facilitator. This entry level technical hands-on course is ideal for those with little or no knowledge of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) and who want to gain fundamental CNC programming and EDM operating skills. 

Programme Outcomes:

  • Fundamentals of EDM
  • EDM safety
  • Creating CAD file
  • Creating CNC files for EDM
  • Setting up work pieces
  • Machining work pieces on EDM equipment
  • Operate AgieCharmilles Wire EDM machine 
  • Operate AgieCharmilles +GF+ machine
  • Maintenance of an EDM machine
  • Training Type: Contact Theory and Practical
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Who Should Attend: Machine Operators, Tool & Die Makers, Artisans, Technicians, Technologists requiring upskilling on EDM and enthusiasts of Modern Manufacturing Techniques; Businesses active in Manufacturing and Technical Services requiring upskilling of staff on EDM or Hard Metal Machining
  • Price: R6 000 excluding VAT

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