MACH2450 Fundamentals of EDM

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of electrical discharge machine (EDM) technology. The process covered will include the programming, tooling, setup, and operation of traveling wire and sinker EDM machines.




CNC Operators Certificate, or equivalent industry experience with instructor's approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate EDM safety precautions
Examine EDM machine controller system
Select EDM process and setup
Develop wire EDM program and wire paths
Validate wire EDM program
Complete EDM edits
Produce wire EDM projects
Complete inspection
Examine sinker EDM machine controller system
Create program EDM program and erode strategies

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details