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New High-Quality EDM Wire



EDM manufacturer Sodick has announced a new line of EDM wire consumables, JQ (Japan Quality) wire. "JQ wire is an uncoated brass wire that is designed to achieve greater cutting speeds than existing brass wire as a result of Japanese craftsmanship," said a company spokesperson. "JQ wire, made at Sodick-owned factories in Japan, makes use of the country's highly developed manufacturing infrastructure."

Sodick begins by melting its own raw copper and zinc, analyzing the nascent mixture for optimal purity. Virgin wire is then drawn at a standardized size, before being annealed and redrawn through diamond dies engineered to provide a pristine surface. After reaching its final size, JQ wire is subjected to a battery of quality assurance tests, including laser roundness measurement, tensile strength testing, straightness inspection and microscopic surface inspection.

For more information contact:

Sodick Inc.

Hightech Consumables Division

1605 N. Penny Lane

Schaumburg, IL 60173

877-310-3361

consumables@sodick.com

www.sodick.com

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