One of the largest in Canada, Apollo’s Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) department uses both sinker and wire style EDM machines directed by the latest computer systems. Compared to traditional machining methods, our EDM machining equipment can work on any shape or configuration of parts, including those made of hard metals. Our EDM machining facility allows us to manufacture parts that cannot be drilled, tapped, or milled in small and detailed areas.
Sinker EDM uses an electrically charged electrode that is constructed to a specific geometry to burn the geometry of the electrode into a metal component. We have 13 sinker-style machines with 30″ × 20″ extended tanks.
Wire EDM uses a thin wire electrode (0.005″–0.010″ in diameter) to cut conductive material along a preprogrammed path. We have three wire-style machines with 47″ × 27″ tables and a 15.75″ maximum height. Four axes allow for tapered cuts.