Electrical discharge machining (EDM) hole drilling has proven to be an effective method to put holes in all types of electrically conductive materials including high temperature alloys. The EDM process, the design and capability of EDM drilling machines, part design considerations, inspection of EDM drilled holes, and typical applications will be explored. Case studies will be presented showing improved part designs, solutions to production challeng es, and improved processes through the use of EDM drilling.
- Gain knowledge of the capabilities of and limitations of EDM drilling
- Gain an understanding of how geometry, holes size and tolerance, and other factors influence success in EDM drilling
- Gain an understanding of how EDM drilling can increase product performance