Houstex 2015 Preview Slideshow
Click through the slideshow to see a selection of technologies to be displayed at Houstex in advance of the February 24-26 trade show.
Sinker EDMs Enable Zero-Electrode Wear
Sodick’s AD series of sinker EDMs includes the AD35L and the AD55L high-performance models.
2014 JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive
All According to Plan
This moldmaker influences its own destiny by staying true to itself, knowing exactly where it wants to go, and ensuring everyone in the organization understands how to get there.
Controlling Costs by Controlling Production
A process-driven manufacturing strategy and extensive data tracking have enabled this company to double down on the advantages of integrated toolmaking and molding capability.
Streamlining Setups at Seescan
In addition to new equipment, this captive shop’s transformation involved implementing strategies to make the most of existing resources.
Breaking Barriers Between Vision and Reality
For this OEM, speeding time to market required empowering its captive moldmaking operation with not only new technology, but the culture to use it effectively.
Sinker EDM to Perform Graphite Wear Testing
Ohio Carbon Blank will be performing EDM graphite wear testing with a Sodick AD35L sinker EDM and showcasing results of its “Test 6” program.
Automated Cell Demonstrates Machining of Mold Insert
In addition to a variety of machines that offer rigid linear motor technology, visitors to Sodick’s booth were able to see “live” machining of a mold insert through the integration of electrode production, EDM and high-precision, high-speed milling in one automated cell.
EDMs Feature Rigid Linear Motor Technology
Sodick will be exhibiting a range of EDM units, highlighting workpiece capacity and rigid linear motor technology.
EDM Stabilizes Wire Tension
Sodick's SL400G rigid, linear-motor-driven wire EDM incorporates a Fixed Jet (FJ) automatic wire threader, said to offer accurate and reliable threading rate for both submerged and non-submerged threading.
2014 Leadtime Leader Awards Winner: Westminster Tool Inc.—Bridging the Gap without Losing Focus
A strong sense of self and a focus on people enabled this mold manufacturer to rapidly expand pre- and post-manufacturing services without getting overwhelmed by its own growth.
Wire EDMs Reduce Number of Cuts
Sodick offers two models of its SL-G wire EDMs, the SL400G and the SL600G, both driven by linear motors.
Sodick Linear-Motor-Driven Wire EDMs Improve Cutting Speeds
Sodick’s SL-G range of linear-motor-driven wire EDMs includes the SL400G and SL600G.
Maintaining High Levels of Initial Machining Accuracy
While planning for the future, Mold Craft is disposing of less capable equipment taking up valuable floor space and replacing it with profitable, state-of-the-art machines, such as its latest investment.
Sodick Appoints General, Regional Managers
The company has promoted an employee from its R&D branch.
New Tech for the Mold Shop
I’m not sure how many moldmakers attended Sodick’s “Smart Technology” open house in Schaumburg, Illinois last month, but the offerings unveiled at the event were particularly relevant to our corner of the industry.
Sodick Hires Regional Manager for Northeast, North-Midwest
Sodick Inc. has hired Todd Romeiser as a new regional manager with responsibility for managing sales of the company’s wire EDM, sinker EDM, small-hole EDM, high-speed milling machines and electrode machining centers in the Northeast and North-Midwest United States.
Minco Purchases Sodick, OKK Machines
Minco Tool & Mold has purchased two new machines for its Dayton, Ohio, operations.
Attracting the Next Generation while Keeping the Current One Satisfied
Sodick’s recent Smart Technology event showcased new machines as well as screen options designed to attract the next generation.