Master Cut EDM, a company known for its high-precision cutting and machining of oversize parts, also has the flexibility required to deliver within tight timelines.

A customer in the power generation industry needed Master Cut EDM to slice an alloy steel turbine wheel into two equal hemispheres, a task that perfectly suited our Makino U86 custom wire EDM and its specific capabilities. Because the wheel measured 74″ in diameter and was 6″ thick, we did two cuts, each of which took 14 hours including setup time. We ensured the kerf was .017″ or less, as had been specified by the customer. The turbine weighed 4,500 lbs and Master Cut EDM performed the requisite cuts in 1.5 days for delivery to our in-state customer. 

Please see the table below for more information and feel free to get in touch with Master Cut directly.


Product Description
  • Our customer required this turbine wheel to be cut into 2 equal hemispheres. Each Cut took 14 hours including set-up.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Wire EDM
    • Split Turbine Wheel into 2 Equal Hemispheres
    • Kerf Needed to be .017″ Or Less
    • Cut in Two Set-Ups
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
  • Makino U86 wire EDM
Overall Part Dimensions
  • Diameter: 74″
  • Thickness: 6″
Tightest Tolerances
  • +000/-.005
Material Used
In process testing/inspection performed
  • Not required
Industry for Use
  • Power Generation
Turbine Weight
  • 4,500lbs
  • 2 Units
Turn Around Time
  • 1-1/2 days each
Delivery Location
  • Illinois
Standards Met
  • Customer supplied specifications
Product Name
  • Turbine Wheel

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With a combined 90+ years of experience and a team that is able to work 24 hours a day we are pleased to offer expedited production and delivery on high precision, wire EDM and hole popping projects.