EDM Carbide Inserts
The EDM power feed contacts and wire cut carbide inserts are designed to produce high quality, strong products that typical EDM equipment can’t achieve. McWilliams carries a variety of contacts for your wire EDM machine from many popular brands, including Japax and Sodick.
What is Carbide?Carbide, also called hard metal, is a popular manufacturing material because it offers beneficial characteristics. With its wear-resistance and superior strength, carbide is used for saws, drills, end mills, insert cutters and other machine parts.
Inserts are made from a mixture of tungsten carbide and other materials that have been cemented together by using cobalt to bind them together. Creating contacts using wire cut carbide provides a range of benefits. These include:
- Higher cutting temperatures
- Faster machining
- Better finishes
- Closer tolerances
- Longer tool life
Types of Carbide Inserts
Japax Round V-Groove Type:
This carbide contact is used for Japax brand wire EDM machines for use on Japt 3F, 3FM, 3J, and 4G controls. McWilliams supplies a range of EDM carbide inserts for Japax and other popular EDM machines.
Japax Square Type:
This carbide contact is a square insert that is used for Japax brand wire EDM machine. It is for use on Japt 3F, 3FM, 3J, and 4G controls.
Japax Larger Square Type for AF-4:
This carbide contact is a larger square insert that is designed for Japax 4G controls for AF4 Japax brand wire EDM machines.
Sodick Rectangular Block:
This rectangular carbide contact is designed for type 87-3 Sodick brand wire EDM machines. It is useful for non-AWT machines, as well as newer AWT machines.
Early Sodick Round Cylindrical Upper AWT Type:
This carbide contact is a round, cylindrical upper AWT type machine. It is designed for use with Sodick brand wire EDM machines.
Contact McWilliams for Your EDM ConsumablesMcWilliams Sales & Services offers a large assortment of EDM consumables for all makes and models of EDM machines. We have long-term relationships with leading manufacturers and can provide you with the highest quality wire cut carbide contacts and other consumables to improve your production process.
Request a quote or more information about our EDM consumables, contact us today.