Wire EDM

CIMWorks™ Wire-EDM core routines and posting engine have been servicing the manufacturing sector since 1994. Starting out as Impact, this was one of the first systems to utilize the concept of Feature Machining and the use of a cutting conditions database to automatically apply the correct cutting parameters to the generated wire path based on the type of material being machined. Our wire edm has now been seamlessly integrated into SOLIDWORKS 2018 and enhanced to automatically analyze the solid model, generate a machining plan for 2 Axis, 2 Axis Taper, and 4 Axis Features and post the G-Code with a single mouse click. We call this Solid to G-Code. (patent pending)

Watch Agie Charmilles and Wire EDM Video  Watch Sodick and Wire EDM Video

A partial list of the features of CIMWorksTM EDM include:

  • ​Solid to G-Code
    • • ​Find features​​
    • • ​Machine features using technical database
    • • ​Post process all features
    • • ​Display posted output in Edit Dialog
  • ​​​Cutting Conditions Database
  • Automatic wire path generation for 2 Axis, 2 Axis Taper, and 4 Axis Features based in the Cutting Conditions Database
  • Automatic Feature Recognition of 2 Axis, 2 Axis Taper, and 4 Axis Features in the Solid Model
  • Automatic/Manual Glue Stops
    • *Supports up to 8 glue stops
  • Automatic calculation of Lead-in’s and Lead-out’s
  • Dynamic editing of Start point Location and Leads without going to Machining Dialogs
  • Land and Taper Function
    • *Part and feature level automation
  • Definable Corner Types
  • Definable number of Skim Passes to 8
  • Stock or Feature Machining Height
  • User Comments
  • Definable Post Attributes for each Feature
  • Definable wire path Start Point
    • *Auto start point location finding
  • Support to Thread Wire
  • Output of Start Hole Program for EDM hole making machine
  • Independent Post Processing Order options for Punch and Die
  • Definable Work Plane and Program Plane
  • Definable Stop Types
  • ​Sub-routine support


For the following EMD Machines:

  • Sodick
  • Charmille
  • Agie Mitsubishi
  • Makino
  • Chmer
  • Japax
  • Fanuc
  • Ona
  • Hansvedt
  • Brother