- Volume 7 Issue 4
W-EDM is generally used to manufacture punches and die plates from among press mold parts. Before W-EDM was used, however, punches and die plates manufactured via mechanical processing were used to manufacture products, with the die life of the mold expiring after 2,000,000~2,300,000 products have been manufactured. When the mold manufactured through W-EDM was used, however, its service life expired only after 700,000~800,000 products have been manufactured. Since this was attributed to the deformed layer formed after using W-EDM, the surfaces before and after W-EDM was used were scanned using SEM to verify the occurrence of such layer. This study sought to come up with a method of eliminating such phenomenon.