Wire Erosion specialists
For nearly 40 years H V Wooding have specialised in Wire Erosion, where we have developed the highest levels of expertise to become true market leaders. Ongoing investments mean we remain at the forefront of this technology.
Our wire erosion department produce a varied scope of wire eroded components from prototyping and small batches for F1 to volume production for multinationals across sectors including Aerospace, Medical, Research, Automotive, Electric Motors, Electric & Hybrid vehicles & Defence.
We have expertise in wire eroding motor laminations – in the form of individual pieces and pre bonded stacks. Read more on our Laminations page.
We have experts on hand to add value to your project, offering technical advice and support from prototyping to volume production. Our 24-hour operation ensures fast turn around and expert ongoing technical support is provided.
Our facilities include the latest Charmilles wire EDM machines with automatic wire feed, submerged cutting and large beds for multi-loading. These machines utilise the latest generator technology for optimal surface finish and tolerance.
Experienced, Efficient, Effective
- Exceptional technical knowledge & nearly 40 years of wire erosion experience
- Evolved processes for volume production
- Expert technical advice and demonstrations
- Prototype components and tooling
- ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 approved. FMEA / SPC
- Reverse engineering for special projects
- Specialists in wire eroded laminations for high-end motors (Aerospace, F1, Defence)
- High-quality metrology department with CMM and Quick Scope – read more
- Electrical Steels – ranging from 0.1mm to 1.0mm thick – Silicon & Cobalt Irons- pre-glued material (Suralac 9000)
- Tolerances from +/- 5 microns
- Automatic wire feeding and submerged cutting
- Large loading area – up to 500mm diameter & 200mm depth
Above: Wire Erosion was used in our production of high grade steel yokes for the Large Hadron Collider, cut to sub 5 micron tolerance – see our case study for our work with CERN
Science & Research - CERN
A twin-aperture, 10 m long, prototype magnet was designed by CERN to gain experience in the construction of full scale twin-aperture Dipole Magnets. HV Wooding were given the task to produce the Twin-aperture Dipole magnet Laminations. Click to read a Case study demonstrating our ongoing work with CERN on the Large Hadron Collider - and the positive impact from our input.
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