Wire EDM Company Serving Berkeley, CA
Need short runs or small batches of highly accurate, tight tolerance components from a wire EDM cutting shop?
Trusted Worldwide Since 1963
Natura Products, a wire EDM contract manufacturer with deep roots in cutting die manufacturing, is based in Northbrook, Illinois, USA and serves customers in Berkeley, CA. We have 58 years of proven experience and are trusted by some of the most recognizable companies in the world for wire EDM services. We excel at wire EDM machining and production of high-quality, high-precision parts in the medical, aerospace, pharmaceutical, petroleum, electronics, automotive and nuclear industries.
Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) — sometimes called spark machining, die sinking, arc machining or "cheese-cutter" EDM — can machine extremely hard materials such as titanium, kovar, monel, inconel and hastelloy to very tight tolerances. It can also machine steel, brass, and other metals. Wire EDM can handle complex, detailed and intricate patterns unsuitable for traditional machining methods.
Wire EDM can:
- Machine hardened or heat treated material, eliminating risk of distortion from secondary treatments
- Produce small quantities including prototypes
- Output accurate, predictable, repeatable results during every production run
- Cut extremely hard material to very close tolerances
- Create accurate prototypes with shorter lead times
- Machine fragile sections and weak materials without distortion
- Output very fine surfaces
- Handle complex shapes, narrow slots, and fine holes that are difficult using conventional cutting tools
- Machine sharp, square-edged internal cuts
- Cut intricate contours and cavities in pre-hardened steel without the need for heat treatment
- Produce very small pieces
How Wire EDM Works
Wire EDM uses precisely controlled electrical discharges — sparks — created between an electrode and a workpiece. These sparks produce intense heat and melt a small path along the workpiece. The spark is very carefully controlled and localized. A wire acts as the electrode and slowly passes through dielectric fluid before and after passing through the workpiece. Dielectric fluid acts as an insulator, flushes eroded scrap particles, and cools the workpiece. The wire passes through the workpiece similar to how a woodworker's band saw passes through wood. Unlike a band saw, there is no direct contact between the wire and the workpiece. The spark occurs between the workpiece and the wire, allowing for machining without distortion of the workpiece.
Materials We Can Machine:
- Wire EDM Titanium
- Wire EDM Brass
- Wire EDM Inconel
- Wire EDM Tungsten
- Wire EDM Alloy Steel
- Wire EDM Kovar
- Wire EDM Beryllium Copper
- Wire EDM Stainless Steel
- Wire EDM Zirconium
- Wire EDM Copper
- Wire EDM Nickel
- Wire EDM Waspaloy
- Wire EDM Bronze
- Wire EDM Cobalt
- Wire EDM Low Carbon Steel
- Wire EDM Molybdenum
- Wire EDM Medium Carbon Steel
- Wire EDM Silicon
- Wire EDM Aluminum Bronze
- Wire EDM Tin
- Wire EDM Tool Steel
- Wire EDM Zinc
- Wire EDM Aluminum
- Wire EDM Monel
- Wire EDM Steel
- Wire EDM Hastelloy
- Wire EDM Lead
- Wire EDM Magnesium
- Wire EDM Carbon Steel
- And More...
Natura Products is certified by UL DQS Inc. to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2015. Using sophisticated, certified, calibrated QC measuring instruments and equipment, quality checks are performed at various stages throughout the metal stamping process.
3 Affiliated Companies Under 1 Roof
With an array of nearly 200 CNC and manual machining tools under one roof in our 80,000 sf facility, Natura Products is well-positioned to provide wire EDM machining services for customers in Berkeley, California. And, we can easily scale when a customer's technology, materials, volume, or requirements change. As one of three affiliated companies under one roof, we provide a single source for low volume precision machining, high volume precision machining, micromachining, wire EDM, and metal stamping.
Design & Engineering
When it comes to new applications, product improvements, or cost reduction, wire EDM projects often require design & engineering expertise. Whether you have detailed drawings or simple sketches on the back of a napkin, our team of Certified SolidWorks Professionals will evaluate your concept and suggest improvements to maximize efficiency and productivity rooted in 58 years of experience.
- Superior technical and troubleshooting know-how
- High performance
- Maximum efficiency
- Custom solutions for any challenge
- Serving customers in Berkeley, CA
Natura Products is certified by UL DQS Inc. to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2015. We are an affiliate of Chicago Cutting Die and a global supplier of high-performance matched dies, stamping, and wire EDM. Natura was established in 1963 by a former Chicago Cutting Die employee, Dick Brettner. Dick named his new company after his first customer: the Field Museum of Natural History.
Dick was a talented die maker and a trusted outsource partner of Chicago Cutting Die for decades. When Dick retired in 1985, Chicago Cutting Die's holding company acquired Natura Products. In 1995, both companies moved to Northbrook, Illinois. The companies now share a facility and a commitment to precision, quality, and personal service.
- over 40 industries served
- customers in 22 countries
- nearly 200 machines & tools
- 80,000 square foot facility
- 3 affiliated companies under one roof
- 1 point of contact