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EDM and 3-D Printing Technology

Sodick dealer P.D. Browne South will showcase the latest in EDM and 3-D printing at HOUSTEX 2017.

On display will be the Sodick VL600Q advanced performance wire EDM, which features 23.6" x 15.75" XY travels. The Sodick VL Series makes use of the Pop-Up AWT function, which allows for fast, automatic rethreading. This feature is designed to improve threading performance even on difficult surfaces, such as sloped or hollow forms. The VL model offers additional upgrades over the previous generation VZ model, including an advanced surface finish circuit that achieves both faster and finer finishes.

Also on display will be the AD55L sinker EDM with a 47.25" x 31.5" work tank, zero electrode wear capabilities and arc-less machining circuit. "With cutting performance equivalent to Sodick's premium AG series sinker, the AD series offers high-speed, high-accuracy EDM capabilities in a manual door configuration," said a company spokesperson. "For customers in need of enhanced cutting performance without the extra frills of an automatic drop tank, the Sodick AD series serves as a workhorse machine with minimal maintenance requirements."

P.D. Browne South will also offer a glimpse into the OPM250L metal 3-D printer, which is capable of both printing and milling metal components in a single powder-bed process. "This process allows the OPM to produce highly specialized designs, such as conformal cooling channels within molds or finished surfaces within enclosed structures - designs that are impossible to produce any other way," said the spokesperson. "Sodick's OPM250L is capable of quickly printing a variety of high-hardness tool steels with a 99.99% density - the highest melt ratio on the market. The product is backed by over 12 years of experience with additive technology that was developed by Sodick's own OPM Laboratory, founded in 2003."

For more information contact:

P.D. Browne South, Inc.

440 Benmar Drive #3150

Houston, TX 77060


HOUSTEX 2017 Booth #2521

Sodick Inc.

1605 N. Penny Lane

Schaumburg, IL 60173

847-310-9000 / 888-639-2325

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