It All Starts with a Spark

A tool and die maker by trade, Ken Heins founded KLH Industries in 1987 as a wire EDM shop. Even 33 years ago, he knew wire EDM was a unique and game-changing technology for the tool and die industry. As wire EDM began the transition from niche service to commodity, KLH knew we had to continue to find ways to differentiate. To do this, we slowly began adding complimentary services such as waterjet cutting and CNC machining, milling, turning and grinding. This allowed KLH to be a more turnkey provider while still serving those wire EDM only jobs that sparked this business many years ago. Today, with two southeastern Wisconsin facilities, KLH remains firm in its dedication to producing quality life-altering wire EDM projects for the country and world.

EDM Simply Stated

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), also referred to as “spark machining,” is the process of using electrical sparks to cut metal. In Wire EDM, a wire (commonly brass) is used as a tool electrode; during this process, an electric current is used to remove excess material and leaves behind a smooth surface without exerting a strong cutting force.

In addition to being able to work within +/- 0.0001” accuracy, Wire EDM’s ability to work with hard materials is incomparable to similar methods such as laser or waterjet cutting. Wire EDM also stands out when it comes to cutting difficult or complex shaped geometries with minimal to no HAZ (Heat Affected Zone).

KLH Advantage

For over 33 years, KLH has built a reputation for precision with quality. Our customer-focused mindset and commitment to continually invest in state-of-the-art equipment are what make KLH stand out from the crowd. We guarantee our work from cradle to grave. KLH’s quality guarantee is supported by strict registrations and quality certifications, including Nadcap, ISO 9001 and AS9001 certified, as well as being ITAR registered.

At KLH, we are devoted to delivering products on time. To ensure this, we never stop running. We have invested in top-of-the-line automation systems, so our workshop remains open, even without operators. Whether you need your product in four weeks or a couple of hours, KLH will do whatever it takes to fulfill tight timelines.

Are you ready to see how KLH can meet your wire EDM needs? Contact us today or request a quote to get started!