Milestones

Year Business & Facilities Products & Technology
1980
Jun Completed the Fukui office at Sakai-cho, Sakai, Fukui Prefecture as a main production center.
Fukui office
Fukui office
Jun Started sales of NC Die-sinker EDM in U.S.A.
Aug Started development and sales of "Assist" software for NC Die-sinker EDM.
Oct
Completed "PIKA-1" mirror surface finish circuit.
1981
    Jan Started sales of NC Wire-cut EDM "330W" equipped with 5 axis control.
NCWire-cut EDM 330W
NC Wire-cut EDM "330W"
1982
    Jan Developed and started sales of "8133" power supply for Die-sinker EDM with built-in 16 bit microcomputer. (The name was changed to "MARK III" in April 1982)
Mar Developed special "VITOL" machining fluid for Die-sinker EDM.
Apr Started sales of FINE Sodick "A" series NC Die-sinker EDM.
Oct Completed new head office building (Shin Yokohama)
Building of new head office (Shin Yokohama)
Building of new head office
(Shin Yokohama)
   
1983
    Mar Announced new "Mark IV" and "Mark V" NC power supply units. NC power supply units was arranged in series.
Apr Started "National Sodick Dealer Association".
    Nov Developed the "NC EDM with 4-axis plus rotating main axis".
1984
    Sep Developed and announced a Small-hole Drilling EDM.
Nov Announced "PIKA 2" ultra fine finish circuit for wire cutting.
Announced "A1C" NC Die-sinker EDM and also new "MARK VII" NC power supply.
1985
    Feb Announced "EPOC" EDM series.
Nov Held a private show at Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Harumi), sponsored by the Sodick Eastern Japan Dealer Association.
Announced new "MARK X" and "MARK XI" NC power supply, which enables a colored, interactive CTR display that displays Chinese characters. At the same time, each model series was rearranged.
New Mark X NC power supply
New "Mark X" NC power supply
1986
Feb Company listed on the section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Oct

Announced NC Die-sinker EDM equipped with "AP3S-ATC" 3D measuring device.
Announced "DiPro X" (DiPro ten) automatic mold design and manufacturing system and "APM1" NC electrode milling machine.
DiPro X automatic mold design and manufacturing system
"DiPro X" automatic mold design and manufacturing system
1987
Mar Inaugurated the Kaga Office, which features a flexible manufacturing system (FMS).
Kaga Office
Kaga Office
   
Aug Announced the "A series" NC Wire-cut EDM and Gold type "Mark X" series NC power supply unit.
Dec Completed a ceramics production line in the Kaga Office.    

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