ONA has added micro hole EDM technology to its product catalogue with the MF5 machine. This machine produces pieces with holes that are 0.08mm to 4mm in diameter. Thanks to the purchase of 30% of the American company AAEDM, with a technical team accumulating over20 years’ experience, this new technology enables the manufacture of the most complex pieces with excellent precision levels. This technique is applied in such diverse fields as energy generation, aerospace, the aeronautical industry, the automotive industry (diesel fuel injectors) and the medical industry.
These machines offer multiple advantages such as very economical maintenance and a wide range of hole shapes thanks to its programmable head (conical, semi-conical and irregular). In addition, the flexibility and robustness parameters characteristic of ONA are also applied to these machines, which can be customized, and also offer numerous automation options like automatic flow tests, adapted controls, laser markers or vision systems.
For ONA, this acquisition is part of the company’s diversification strategy with a clear objective to complement traditional organic growth channels. ONA raises its business opportunities with current as well as new clients from such well-known industries as the energy industry, aerospace, the automotive industry and medicine. Similarly, this operation will help AAEDM machines access the European market.
Moreover, ONA is currently working on new proposals to adapt micro hole technology to the cooling of blades in the aeronautical sector