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Brass Sumitomo SBG 0.012" 1000 N/mm2 P5 is manufactured exclusively for Single Source Technologies and only uses Japanese-made virgin raw materials. It is a zinc-enriched, paraffin-free CuZn40 (60% copper, 40% zinc) brass alloy and provides excellent straightness for improved autothreading and superior surface integrity without scratches or dents.


Sumitomo Premium Brass EDM wire is manufactured exclusively for SST Consumables. Sumitomo has been manufacturing to the highest quality standards since 1983 and is globally known as one of the premier and leading producers of EDM brass wire. Sumitomo only uses Japanese-made virgin raw materials and each of its manufacturing facilities is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.
Sumitomo Brass Wires exhibit excellent straightness for improved auto threading and have the highest surface integrity which produces a very smooth surface without dents or scratches. This helps to prevent brass build-up in the guide system. With using optimal take-up tension during the winding process, Sumitomo brass wire spools will unwind reliably and consistently helping to create an uninterrupted production run with minimal wire breaks.
All Sumitomo brass wires have been developed in close collaboration with well-renowned Japanese Wire EDM machine manufacturers to provide optimum machine performance. They are manufactured to be paraffin free which helps to prevent built-up of debris in the machine's guide system.

Sumitomo SBG is a zinc-enriched, paraffin-free CuZn40 (60% copper, 40% zinc) brass alloy EDM wire available in a wide variety of diameters, spool sizes, and spool weights. It is manufactured to a tensile strength of 1,000 N/mm2. Sumitomo SBG EDM wire is widely used as an alternative to OKI Type PSX wire.
Sumitomo SBG wire is recommend by Fanuc and Makino. It also performs particularly well on Sodick wire EDM machines and is a good choice on older Agie machines.

EDM Wire
Wire Diameter (in) .012
Wire Diameter (mm) 0.30
Elongation <3
Wire Core Brass 60/40
Wire Coating n/a
Tensile Strength (N/mm2) 1,000
Target Materials Steel
Flushing Conditions Average
Application Priority (speed vs precision) Precision and finish
Recommended Usage Aerospace, Precision Machining, Tool & Die, Molds, General Machining, Medical, Production EDM
Spool Type P5
Spool Weight (lb) 13.2
Spool Weight (kg) 6
Approximate Length/spool (yd) 10,630
Approximate Length/spool (m) 9,720
Packaging Quantity 4/box
Machine Manufacturer Fanuc

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