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CNC Machining

Alpha Wire EDM is a CNC machine shop at its core. We may specialize in breaker plates and wire EDM but our capabilities extend far beyond that! We take on lots of different CNC machining jobs and provide our customers with rapid quoting, competitive pricing, and fast delivery.  

Materials used include

  • Plastics

  • Brass/Bronze

  • Aluminum

  • Carbon Steel

  • Stainless / PH Steels

  • Tool Steel

CNC Turning

Pins, bushings, plugs, caps..

Lathe Turning (2D)involves the cutting of material by spinning the stock on its central axis and using a stationary cutting tool to remove material from the face and sides to form a profile. 

CNC Milling

3D surfacing

This entire part is made on the Mill in two setups. The video clip shows the mill moving in a 3-axis tool path to surface finish a curving contour on the part. Our CNC mill has infinite block lookahead and high-speed machining capabilities to complete this task easily. 

Wire EDM

Core Roughing with Precision Finish

In the clip to the left, the wire EDM is employed to erode out an internal spline with relatively small inside corner radii. We turned the part on the lathe first, then ran the core and finish operations in the wire EDM. You are seeing one of the finish passes being run.  This shape and feature would have been very challenging for traditional milling operations.

Surface Grinding

Tool Steel Knives

We machined some industrial cutting knives from A2 tool steel and sent them to a Heat Treating Vendor for a certified Hardness of 48-50 RC. When They returned We employed the Surface grinder to finish the thickness and cutting edge. 

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