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Sodick’s new brass E-40 wire, now available in the UK from Sodi-Tech EDM, will enable EDM users to achieve higher machining speeds and enhanced accuracy from their equipment.

The E-40 wire (with a copper-to-zinc ratio of 60:40) is manufactured in house – from foundry, through wire drawing to packaging – to ensure maximum control over every part of the process and, therefore, to ensure excellent wire quality.

The wire is available in diameters of 0.07mm, 0.1mm, 0.15mm, 0.2mm, 0.25mm and 0.3mm; the 0.07mm and 0.1mm wires are paraffin coated.

All wires can be used on both Sodick and other EDM manufacturers’ EDM machines.

The E-40 wire offers excellent straightness, ensuring reliable automatic wire threading, and each spool is individually tested to eliminate curling and torsion, according to Sodi-Tech EDM.

The wire’s stable mechanical characteristics include a tensile strength of +950N/mm2, an elongation of four per cent or less and contact sense variation, confirmed in internal tests, of plus or minus one micron.

In common with other Sodick consumable wires, the new E-40 wire provides high dimensional accuracy with a diameter tolerance of between +0~0.002mm and circularity within 0.001mm.

The quality control system, using special diamond wire-drawing dies and lubricating oil, ensures that the wire’s ultra-smooth surface is free from irregularities, dirt and scratches.

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