Sodick SL400G Wire-EDM


The wire-edm cuts material with a thin brass wire. It does so using a process called spark erosion. This means that your workpiece has to be conductive. While it's one of the slower machines in the lab (feedrates are on the order of .1 in/min), it's great for making super-precise parts out of difficult to machine materials like hardened steel.

Here's an example of an application it's perfectly suited for - custom tool and die for stamping out plastic Lego-GIK


This is the manual for the wire-edm.

Machine Setup

Example Workflow