Tanksley Machine & Tool, Inc. is one of the few companies in the area that offers basic Electrical Discharge Machining operations with our Charmilles wire EDM machine. Our Wire EDM machine allows us to produce parts with complex part geometry, and in some cases, materials that cannot be machined by conventional methods.
This manufacturing process obtains a desired shape using electrical discharges. The wire does not touch the workpiece, thereby minimizing damage or distortion to thin, fragile parts.
An EDM machine can machine anything that is electrically conductive regardless of the hardness, from relatively common materials such as tool steel, aluminum, copper and graphite, to alloys including hastaloy, waspaloy, inconel, titanium and carbide.