Electro-chemical cutting, machining & grinding

tube forming - EDM wire erosionWe specialize in the contract tube cutting of all workable alloys including stainless steel hypodermic tubing (hypotube), exotics, brass & copper. We use a multi-stage fabrication process to shear cut tubular parts with no material loss. Most end forming & machining can be done during the tube cut-off process. Wire & tubular parts are bent without kinking, headed & bulged.

  • ECM/EDM benefits available for cut-to-length tubing
  • Cut out achieved without mechanical or thermal stress
  • Reverse plating process removes burrs
  • Precision tube fabricating & bending services - up to billions of parts
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Four Slide Products Inc. - A Custom Manufacturer of Precision Cut Tube Parts

Helpful electrochemical machining (ECM), electrochemical grinding (ECG), and electrical discharge machining (EDM) information resources include: Making the Cut (Mechanical Engineering Magazine), Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide, Case Western Reserve University Electrochemistry Encyclopedia
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EDM wire erosion - spark machining tube

EDM: Wire Erosion Cutting

Electrical discharge machining (EDM), also called spark machining, spark eroding, burning, die sinking or wire erosion, is primarily used for hard metals or electrically conductive metals that are difficult to machine in other ways. EDM can cut intricate contours and cavities in hardened metals without requiring heating and re-hardening.
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Electro-chemical Machining - ecc electrochemical cutting - electrochemical saw

ECC Electrochemical Cutting - Electrochemical Saw

Electrochemical cutting or electrochemical saw cutting is a form of electrochemical grinding (ECG) utilizing a cutting wheel in place of an abrasive grinding wheel. Most tube parts over 3 inches in length are cut with an electrochemical saw. Cut tube parts are automatically deburred by the reverse plating (de-plating) process.
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electro-chemical grinding machining

ECG: Electrochemical Grinding

Electrochemical grinding (ECG) uses electrical current and an abrasive wheel to cut without heat stress, burrs or mechanical distortions. Oxidation stops the cutting. Then an abrasive grinding wheel removes the metal oxide, restarting cutting. Cathode-anode current flow, conductivity and electrochemical reactivity determine the ECG machining rate.
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ECM: Electrochemical Machining

Electrochemical Machining (ECM) or reverse electroplating utilizes an electrically conductive work piece as an anode with a conductive tool as a cathode in an electrical circuit. As the gap between tool and metal decreases, current flows and dissolves the workpiece material. Electrolytic fluid flushes material as the tool advances.
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