Wire cutting Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) machines are crucial for producing intricate and precise parts in the metalworking industry. Before investing in one, it's essential to consider several key factors. First, verify the machine's precision and accuracy to ensure it can produce cuts within a tight tolerance range. Advanced software and programming capabilities can enhance productivity and meet deadlines more effectively. Additionally, evaluating the machine's overall condition, including its age, maintenance history, and any wear and tear, is vital for ensuring its longevity and performance.

Another important consideration is the machine's brand and reputation within the industry. Kitmondo offers a comprehensive selection of used wire EDM machines from top manufacturers, providing a user-friendly platform for buyers to find machines tailored to their specific needs. With the ability to compare and negotiate prices, buyers can confidently invest in high-quality machinery that will meet their production requirements.

Brother HS 50A Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1999

X Axis 410 mm
Z Axis 170 mm
Max. workpiece width 350 mm
Y Axis 260 mm
Max. workpiece length 580 mm
Max. workpiece height 170 mm

AGIE Agiecut Classic S Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2000

X Axis 350 mm
Z Axis 256 mm
Max. workpiece width 550 mm
Y Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece length 750 mm
Max. workpiece height 250 mm

Sodick VL 400Q Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2017

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 220 mm
Worktank length 860 mm
Y Axis 300 mm
CNC Type
Worktank width 690 mm

Sodick AQ 600L Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2012

X Axis 600 mm
Z Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece width 550 mm
Y Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece length 790 mm
Max. workpiece height 250 mm

FANUC Aplha-1iA Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1999

X Axis 520 mm
Z Axis 310 mm
CNC Type FANUC Series 18i-W
Y Axis 370 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1000 kg

Makino EU64 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1999

X Axis 600 mm
Z Axis 260 mm
CNC Type MAKINO MGW-N
Y Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1500 kg
Worktank length 1026 mm

Mitsubishi FX20K Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1999

X Axis 500 mm
Z Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece width 800 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1050 mm
Max. workpiece height 295 mm

AgieCharmilles Robofil 440 CCS Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2010

X Axis 550 mm
Z Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece width 700 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1200 mm
Max. workpiece height 400 mm

AgieCharmilles CUT 300 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2012

X Axis 550 mm
Z Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece width 700 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1200 mm
Max. workpiece height 400 mm

CHARMILLES ROBOFIL 240 CC Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2005

X Axis 350 mm
Z Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece width 550 mm
Y Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece length 1000 mm
Max. workpiece height 220 mm

CHARMILLES Robofil 510 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1997

X Axis 700 mm
Z Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece width 700 mm
Y Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece length 1200 mm
Max. workpiece height 400 mm

Sodick VL400Q Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2017

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece width 610 mm
Y Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece length 830 mm
Max. workpiece height 215 mm

EXCETEK V650G Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2016

X Axis 650 mm
Z Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece width 700 mm
Y Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece length 1000 mm
Max. workpiece height 345 mm

AgieCharmilles CUT 20 P Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2015

X Axis 350 mm
Z Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece width 480 mm
Y Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece length 700 mm
Max. workpiece height 250 mm

JS EDM Wi-200s Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2018

X Axis 210 mm
Z Axis 155 mm
Max. workpiece width 470 mm
Y Axis 200 mm
Max. workpiece length 550 mm
Max. workpiece height 115 mm

Mitsubishi MV1200S Wire cutting EDM machine

Year: 2014

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece width 700 mm
Y Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece length 810 mm
Max. workpiece height 215 mm

CHARMILLES ROBOFIL 290 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1997

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 200 mm
Max. workpiece width 500 mm
Y Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece length 850 mm
Max. workpiece height 200 mm


AgieCharmilles CUT 20 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2008

X Axis 350 mm
Z Axis 249 mm
Automatic Wire Feeding Yes
Y Axis 249 mm
CNC Type Charmilles

Mitsubishi Electric FA20-VS Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2006

X Axis 1050 mm
Z Axis 295 mm
CNC Type MITSUBISHI 64-BIT-CNC
Y Axis 800 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1500 kg


Main Factors to Consider When Buying a Wire Cutting EDM Machine

When purchasing a wire cutting EDM machine, it's essential to focus on several key aspects to ensure a sound investment:

  1. Precision and Accuracy: Ensure the machine can produce precise cuts within tight tolerances, and verify its cutting speed, accuracy, and repeatability.

  2. Software and Programming: Advanced software and programming capabilities can significantly enhance productivity and help meet tight deadlines.

  3. Condition: Examine the machine's age, maintenance history, and potential wear and tear on critical parts to ensure longevity and performance.

Additional Options to Consider

Here are some features and options you might encounter:

  • Automatic Wire Threading: Reduces setup time and increases efficiency by automatically threading the wire through the workpiece.
  • Automatic Wire Tensioning: Maintains consistent wire tension during cutting for more accurate cuts and reduced wire breakage.
  • Chiller: Cools the dielectric fluid, improving cutting performance and reducing the risk of thermal distortion.
  • Workpiece Height Measurement: Ensures more precise cutting and reduces the risk of machine damage.
  • Rotary Indexing Table: Allows the workpiece to be rotated for more complex cuts and reduced setup time.
  • Tool Changers: Automatically change the electrode during cutting for more complex cuts and reduced manual intervention.
  • Remote Monitoring: Enables operators to monitor performance and receive notifications of issues or errors.

Control and Software

Wire cutting EDM machines rely on specialized software and controls for programming and cutting:

  • CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) Software: Programs machine movements and generates the necessary G-code for cutting. Features may include 3D modeling, simulation, and optimization.
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Software: Controls machine movements and positions the wire for precise cutting. Features may include automatic toolpath generation, machine monitoring, and real-time error detection.
  • EDM Power Supply: Generates the electrical discharge used for cutting. Control may be via software or manual adjustments.
  • User Interface: Allows operators to interact with the machine and input commands or adjust settings, often through touchscreens, keyboards, or other devices.

Difference Between Wire Cutting EDM and Die Sinking EDM Machines

Wire cutting and die sinking EDM machines serve different purposes:

  • Wire Cutting EDM: Uses a thin wire electrode to cut through a workpiece, ideal for creating complex shapes such as gears without extensive tooling.
  • Die Sinking EDM: Uses a shaped electrode to create cavities or impressions in the workpiece, ideal for creating molds and dies.

Main Manufacturers

Reputable manufacturers of wire cutting EDM machines include:

  • Makino: Known for high accuracy and reliability.
  • Sodick: Renowned for precision and advanced software.
  • Mitsubishi Electric: Noted for speed and cutting performance.
  • GF Machining Solutions: Known for accuracy and advanced features.
  • Fanuc: Recognized for precision and automation capabilities.
  • ONA: Known for precision, reliability, and efficiency.
  • AGIE: Noted for accuracy, surface finish quality, and advanced technology.
  • Charmilles: Known for precision, cutting speed, and reliability.

Kitmondo's extensive selection of used wire cutting EDM machines includes options from these leading manufacturers and more.

How Wire Cutting EDM Works

Wire cutting EDM, also known as wire erosion, is a non-traditional machining process using an electrically charged wire to cut and shape metal parts. The wire, typically made of brass or tungsten, generates an electrical discharge that vaporizes the metal, creating precise cuts. This process is ideal for producing intricate shapes with high accuracy.

Budget Considerations

Prices for used wire cutting EDM machines range from €13,000 to €48,000, depending on various factors. The cost of transportation, installation, and necessary repairs or maintenance can also impact the overall investment. Kitmondo's pricing algorithm Valorexo can help determine a fair market price.

Logistic Considerations

  • Transport: Consider logistics for transporting the machine.
  • Software Version and Language: Ensure compatibility with your needs and access to technical support.
  • Installation: Requires specialized equipment and expertise.
  • Training: Necessary for proper operation.
  • Maintenance: Ensure access to spare parts and technical support.

Confirm all details with the seller or seek support from your Kitmondo agent to ensure a smooth transaction.