VIDEO: Machining for the Aerospace Industry with Electrical Discharge Machining

EDM uses conductive machine tools and electric discharges to power through refractory materials.

In aerospace machining, materials are hard and often refractory and when it comes to engines, hot sections and turbine components, the problems are multiplied.

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) uses electrical discharges to power through tough materials, making it an ideal solution for such applications.

In the video interview above, we speak with Mark Emerson, president of ONA EDM USA, about facing honeycomb seals, surface finish, electrode-friendly materials, machinable materials with EDM, training and the company’s ONA QX4, die sinking EDM machine.

For more information about EDM technology at ONA, visit their website.

Written by

James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.