Milestones

Year Business & Facilities Products & Technology
1988

Jun

Approved the establishment of "Sodick (Thailand) Co., Ltd." in Thailand through a joint venture with Japan ASEAN Investment Co., Ltd. (currently Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd.) , and held a joint signing ceremony.
Apr Announced the "GT5" NC graphite electrode milling machine as well as the "AP1R" NC Die-sinker EDM.

Nov

Established Sodick (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Sodick(Thailand)Co., Ltd.
Sodick(Thailand)Co., Ltd.
Oct Announced "A65R" NC Die-sinker EDM, "AP330" NC Wire-cut EDM, "K3CN-4ATC" Small-hole Drilling EDM, "APM 2" NC electrode milling machine, and "MARK 20" 32-bit microcomputer built-in power supply for EDM.
1989
Mar Inaugurated "Technical & Training Center" in Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City.
Sodick head office
Sodick head office
   
Aug Completed an additional building for the ceramics R&D center in the Kaga Office.
Oct

Announced a new business expansion for injection molding machines.
Nov Completed an injection molding machine line at the Kaga Office.    
1990
    May Large graphite electrode milling machine "GT10" was announced.
1991
Apr Acquired an equity stake in Japax Inc.    
May Established Shanghai Sodick Software Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Sodick Software Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Sodick Software Co., Ltd.


Aug


Total sales for the A series NC Wire-cut EDM (A500, A350) reached 2,000 sets.
NC Wire-cut EDM A350
NC Wire-cut EDM "A350"
Nov Completed a new head office building for Sodick, Inc. (U.S.A.).    
1992
Jul Established Sodick Engineering Co., Ltd., Sodick Plustech Co., Ltd. and Sodick New Material Co., Ltd. (currently Sodick Shinyoko Co., Ltd. EMG Division).    
Oct From Japax, Inc ., acquired a portion of the sales department for the EDM division.
1993
    Apr Announced the "NF" series of NC power supply unit based on neuron-fuzzy logic.
May Announced the "EXC100" high-precision Wire-cut EDM , whose body is made of ceramics.
EXC 100 high precision Wire-cut EDM made of ceramics
"EXC100" high precision Wire-cut EDM made of ceramics
1994
    Feb Developed and announced the "BS II", an electrolysis-free high precision finish unit for Wire-cut EDM, an "SW circuit" for cemented carbide finish power supply, and the "PGW" series high speed mirror finish Wire-cut EDM.
Apr Established Sodick Singapore Pte., Ltd. in Singapore.
Sodick Singapore Pte.,Ltd.
Sodick Singapore Pte.,Ltd.
Apr Announced the "DiPro 20" EDM CAM system.
Jun Established Suzhou Sodick Sanguang Machinery Electric Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China.
Nov Established Sodick Electromechanical (Beijing) Co., Ltd. in Beijing, China.
Dec Established Suzhou Sodick Special Equipment Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China.
1995
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Sep

Established Suzhou STK Foundry Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China.
Suzhou STK Foundry Co., Ltd.
Suzhou STK Foundry Co., Ltd.
Mar Developed and announced the "PGM" series high speed mirror finish NC Die-sinker EDM.
1996
    May Announced the "DiPro WIN" CAD/CAM system, which features additional modeling functions.
1997
Jan Moved the head office to the "Technical & Training Center" at Nakamachidai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama.
Established Sodick Taiwan Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.
Sodick(Taiwan)Co., Ltd.
Sodick(Taiwan)Co., Ltd.
   
Apr Established Sodick Electromechanical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
Sodick Electromechanical(Shanghai)Co., Ltd.
Sodick Electromechanical(Shanghai)Co., Ltd.
Apr Announced the "MC" series Machining Center.
Oct Established Sodick (H.K.) Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong.
Nov

Announced the "MARK 25" and "MARK 30" NC power supply units.

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