Sodick Inc. Joins Phillips Federal’s Additive Manufacturing Team at the Rock Island Arsenal – Delivering Wire EDM and High-Speed Milling

Jul 30, 2020

Hanover, MD –  Phillips Corporation, Federal Division, has developed a strategic partnership with Sodick Inc. This partnership will provide cutting-edge Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) machines and high-speed milling to support the initiatives at the Phillips Additive Solutions Center inside the Rock Island Center of Excellence (CoE).

Sodick has become the leader in EDM field by implementing advanced technology into machine design.  As an example, Sodick EDMs utilize linear motor technology, which creates better positioning accuracy, part repeatability, and production speed.  Linear motors are “direct drive” eliminating backlash and having fewer wear components significantly reducing maintenance.  Sodick EDMs are configurable to meet most applications, and the company also offers custom solutions for the most demanding applications.

Sodick’s EDMs are currently being used to produce technologically advanced, high precision components including turbine disks, shroud segments, turbine blades, turbine nozzles, and vane segments in aerospace and related industries. Sodick’s machine tools are the first choice for leaders in high-technology industries due to their ability to produce exceptional precision in a wide range of work piece sizes.

Dave Thomas, Executive Vice President, states: “From our initial meeting, it was clear that Sodick Inc. and Phillips Federal shared the same business principles in providing the latest state-of-the-art technology. This commitment, along with our shared dedication to maintaining the highest level of business ethics and superior level of customer support, made us a perfect match.”

John Harrison, President of Phillips Corporation Federal Division, adds, “We are excited to have Sodick join our exceptional additive manufacturing partners at Rock Island Arsenal. As a global leader in EDM machines, Sodick will be a key member of Phillips’ additive team contributing to achieving and maintaining the Army’s preparedness through their industry-leading EDM technology.”

About Sodick, Inc: Since 1976, Sodick has manufactured over 60,000 EDM machines and over 45,000 linear motor driven EDMs. Sodick machines are used for the production of dies, molds, and applications that cannot be produced by standard machining methods. Sodick’s mission is to continuously serve you by offering the most advanced machines to meet rapidly evolving customer requirements.

Courtesy of Phillips Federal Division

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