Design Tips from the Pros :: Creating Small Part Features

Posted by acleveland on November 28, 2011

Have you ever been frustrated with those critical features that other quick turn injection molding companies told you were too small to produce?  While Quickparts cannot produce everything, their injection molding expertise and leading-edge manufacturing equipment gives them the ability to meet your needs where others fail. Quickparts utilizes the EDM process to produce the small features and sharp corners desired for many injection molded parts.

What is EDM?
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a machining method primarily used for hard metals or those features that would be impossible to machine with traditional techniques. EDM is especially well-suited for cutting intricate contours or delicate cavities that would be difficult to produce with a grinder, end mill, or other cutting tools. EDM functions by removing very small amounts of metal by producing a rapid series of electrical discharges. These electrical discharges are passed between an electrode and the metal being machined, and create a set of successively deeper craters until the final shape is produced.

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)

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