Wire EDM Company Serving Gresham, OR
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 Gresham, OR. Founded 60 years ago and 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 components for the aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, nuclear, medical, petroleum and automotive industries.
Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) — sometimes called spark machining, "cheese-cutter" EDM, die sinking or arc machining — can machine extremely hard materials such as monel, kovar, hastelloy, titanium and inconel 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
- Machine sharp, square-edged internal cuts
- Output very fine surfaces
- Cut extremely hard material to very close tolerances
- Output accurate, predictable, repeatable results during every production run
- Create accurate prototypes with shorter lead times
- Produce small quantities including prototypes
- Cut intricate contours and cavities in pre-hardened steel without the need for heat treatment
- Machine fragile sections and weak materials without distortion
- Handle complex shapes, narrow slots, and fine holes that are difficult using conventional cutting tools
- 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 Inconel
- Wire EDM Copper
- Wire EDM Brass
- Wire EDM Aluminum Bronze
- Wire EDM Molybdenum
- Wire EDM Tin
- Wire EDM Alloy Steel
- Wire EDM Hastelloy
- Wire EDM Tungsten
- Wire EDM Tool Steel
- Wire EDM Stainless Steel
- Wire EDM Monel
- Wire EDM Zinc
- Wire EDM Titanium
- Wire EDM Steel
- Wire EDM Aluminum
- Wire EDM Silicon
- Wire EDM Magnesium
- Wire EDM Low Carbon Steel
- Wire EDM Zirconium
- Wire EDM Carbon Steel
- Wire EDM Lead
- Wire EDM Waspaloy
- Wire EDM Nickel
- Wire EDM Kovar
- Wire EDM Bronze
- Wire EDM Medium Carbon Steel
- Wire EDM Cobalt
- Wire EDM Beryllium Copper
- 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 Gresham, Oregon. 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 product improvements, new applications, or cost reduction, wire EDM projects often require design & engineering expertise. Whether you have simple sketches on the back of a napkin or detailed drawings, our Certified SolidWorks Professionals will evaluate your concept and suggest improvements to maximize efficiency and productivity rooted in 60 years of experience.
- High performance
- Superior technical and troubleshooting know-how
- Maximum efficiency
- Custom solutions for any challenge
- Serving customers in Gresham, OR
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