Sodick EDM helps Westcut engage aerospace market

Westcut Engineering is using its investment in a Sodick SLC600G wire EDM to help boost its appeal to the aerospace and defence sectors. Installed by Sodi-Tech EDM at the company’s Melksham facility in August 2014, the investment was supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

“Using the Sodick SLC600G we can produce very complex shapes that would otherwise be difficult to produce with conventional milling techniques. We are also able to process hard materials to extremely close tolerances, as well as very small workpieces that might be damaged by conventional cutting tools due to excess pressure,” says company Director, Richard

“Our wire EDM production is much more reliable with the Sodick SLC600G, and requires far less operator intervention,” he says, concluding; “We recognise the need to improve on a continuous basis to deliver the quality that our customers need and expect.”