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Wire Erosion – Impeller Splining

Project Name: Wire Erosion – Impeller Splining Industry Sector: Mining, Dredging etc (Slurry Collection) Type of Work: Wire Erosion Client Requirements: Our clients required large quantities of impellers. An impeller is a rotor that is part of a centrifugal pump. It is used to increase the pressure and flow of a fluid. It accelerates the Read More

Wire Erosion – Bar Production

Project Name: Wire Erosion – Bar Production Industry Sector: Subsea Type of Work: Wire Erosion Client Requirements: Our clients needed a bar to be wire eroded to the required diameter from a larger round bar. You can see, from the photograph included, the initial size of the round bar and the number of smaller round Read More

Wire Erosion – Heat Sink Prototype

Project Name: Wire Erosion – Heat Sink Prototype Industry Sector: Electronics Type of Work: Wire Erosion Client Requirements: Cheshire Wire Erosion was recently approached by a new client who was a subcontractor. They urgently required an aluminium 6082 Heat Sink prototype. While it needed to be engineered within 2-3 days, it also had to be Read More

Wire Erosion – Split Bearings

Project Name: Wire Erosion – Split Bearings Type of Project: Brass Large Split Bearings Client Requirements: The client had a 460mm thick 6off 1.2 metre ring that required splitting in half. Having used Cheshire Wire Erosion previously our client was keen to use us again knowing that we would deliver on time and to their Read More

Spark Erosion – 5-Axis Aluminum Component

Project Name: Spark Erosion – 5-Axis Aluminum Component Type of Project: To create a scientific component made from Aluminum Client Requirements: The customer sent Cheshire Wire Erosion a very complex 5 axis conventionally machined component that required various operations on it. This included removing radial corners as well as other “deep” machining operations. These machining Read More

Wire Erosion – Drive mechanism

Project Name: Wire Erosion – Drive mechanism Type of Project: To create a scientific component made from Aluminum The Industry: Petro Chemical Client Requirements: The client asked Cheshire Wire Erosion to machine a large involuted gear ring which had 20 sectors. The involute gear is one of the most commonly used systems for gearing. In an Read More

Precision Wire Cutting – Pastry Cutters

Project Name: Pastry Cutters Type of Work: Food Industry Client Requirements:The client asked Cheshire Wire Erosion to wire erode two off cutters from a stainless steel blank. In addition, we were to wire erode a twin aperture cutter holding plate that the cutters were to then be attached to. You can see from the photographs, the Read More

Spark Erosion Project – Drain Hole into Super Duplex Pump

Project Name: Spark Erosion of Drain Hole into Super Duplex Pump Type of Work: Housing /Chemical Client Requirements: Cheshire Wire Erosion was asked to spark erode a lateral “drain hole” into an Inconel pump impellor housing. This material is known as a superalloy as it is oxidation-corrosion resistant so well suited for use in extreme environments Read More

Wire Erosion of 4-Axis profile – Paper Shredder

Project Name:      Paper Shredder (specifically to shred used plastic £5 bank notes) Industry Sector:    Financial/Business Type of Work:       Wire Erosion of 4-Axis profile Client Requirements: Cheshire Wire Erosion was recently asked to wire erode 9 pointed details, tapering to a plain diameter. This is clearly illustrated in a couple of the photographs provided. As you Read More

Separator Plates – Wire Erosion of Multi Plates

Project Name:      Separator Plates Industry Sector:    Oil and Gas Type of Work:       Wire Erosion of Multi Plates.  Various hole and profiled apertures Client Requirements: The client asked Cheshire Wire Erosion to wire erode holes of various diameters and profiled apertures into multiple plates. These plates were 1.2 metres in diameter. You can see the range Read More

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