Expand Your Application of EDM Hole Drilling to Nearly Any Conductive Material

Approximately 80 different metals -- that's the number of potential elemental materials that are candidates for EDM hole drilling. Stark Industrial has also successfully used other small hole drilling processes on certain non-conductive materials.

If you were to take a look at the periodic table of elements, most of the metals are candidates for EDM hole drilling. The typical criteria are that the element is conductive and non-hazardous to humans.

The key to working with such a wide array of materials is understanding the reaction of the element to EDM hole drilling technology. For instance, if EDM hole drilling is applied to aluminum incorrectly, there is a tendency to create aluminum oxide during the production process. This creates a problem most EDM hole drilling providers are unable to solve. Stark Industrial, however, understands the nature of working with various types of materials and correctly applies the EDM hole drilling technique to achieve the desired customer result.

Because Stark Industrial has served the industry for more than 50 years, we understand the evolution of small hole drilling. Not every project is a candidate for EDM hole drilling. And because we still use conventional hole drilling technologies, we take an unbiased approach to your particular challenge and objective.

While we can apply EDM hole drilling technology to a wide variety of materials, the alloys and elemental metals we see most frequently include:

  • Carbon Steel Alloys (1018, 4140, 8620, 52100, and more)
  • Stainless Steel Alloys (303, 304, 316, 440, 455, 465, and more)
  • Tool Steel Alloys (A2, D2, P20, H13, and more)
  • Aluminum Alloys (2024, 6061, 7075, and more)
  • Inconel Alloys (625, 718)
  • Carbide Alloys (C2)
  • Titanium Alloys (6Al4V, 5553)
  • Tantalum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze

Because EDM hole drilling can be applied at so many levels knowledge of the
process and the material in question is critical to a successful outcome.

Stark Industrial has worked hand-in-hand with universities around the country researching various materials eligible for EDM hole drilling. We understand how these elements react and respond.

When traditional methods for micro hole drilling leave you frustrated, contact Stark Industrial and we'll be happy to research your project needs without cost or obligation. For more information, call 1-800-362-9732 or contact us online.