• Program: Machine Tool Technology
  • Course: Fundamentals of EDM
  • Course #: MACH2450
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of electrical discharge machine (EDM) technology. The process covered will include the programming, tooling, setup, and operation of traveling wire and sinker EDM machines.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate EDM safety precautions
Examine EDM machine controller system
Select EDM process and setup
Develop wire EDM program and wire paths
Validate wire EDM program
Complete EDM edits
Produce wire EDM projects
Complete inspection
Examine sinker EDM machine controller system
Create program EDM program and erode strategies

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    CNC Operators Certificate, or equivalent industry experience with instructors approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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