Milestones

Year Business & Facilities Products & Technology
2000

May

Through a stock exchange, KHS Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary company of Sodick.
Apr Started sales of the "S series" linear servo motor unit.
2001
Aug Sodick Plusstec Co., Ltd. listed on the JASDAQ stock market.
Dec

Developed the "NANO-100", the world’s highest class nano level precision processor.
NANO Machine NANO-100
NANO Machine "NANO-100"
2002
    Apr Announced the "LQ series" NC power supply equipped with 3D solid model.
Aug Announced the “MC430L” ultra precision linear nano machining center.
High speed milling machine MC430L
High speed milling machine "MC430L"
Oct Established Sodick Korea Co., Ltd. in Korea. Oct Completed ceramic-made, linear motor drive ultra-precision NC Wire-cut EDM “EXC100L”.
Completed the “AP1L”, a small ultra-precision linear motor drive NC Die-sinker EDM.
2003
    Jan Total shipments of linear motor drive machines (Die-sinker EDM / Wire-cut EDM / press machine / machining center) reached 5,000 sets.
Sodick (Thailand) Co., Ltd. reached total shipments of 10,000 sets.
Mar Opened the Shanghai Technical Center in Shanghai, China. Mar Suzhou Sodick Special Equipment Co., Ltd. reached total shipments of 2,500 sets since its operation.
Jun Developed and announced the “LQ33W”, the world’s fastest high speed Wire-cut EDM.
Aug The “LQ series” NC power supply with built-in 3D solid model became a standard feature and began sales of that unit.
Developed and started production of the “AQ360L” and “AM360L“ 4-axis linear motor drive NC Wire-cut EDM, which are strategic models for the Chinese market.
Sep Started sales of the “PF00A / PF32A, the world’s first electron beam PIKA Finish Machine (EBM)”.
PIKA面加工装置 「PF-32A」
PIKA Finish Machine "PF32A"
2004
Apr S & O Co., Ltd. changed its name to Sodick CPC Co., Ltd. to handle all Sodick business in China.    
May Establish Sodick Deutschland GmbH (with a capacity of Europe Technical Center) in Stuttgart, Germany. Also, established Sodick Europe Ltd. in Birmingham, England.
Sep

Started sales of the “AQ327L Premium series”, the world’s fastest high speed CNC Wire-cut EDM.
AQ327L Premium series
"AQ327L Premium series"
2005
    Jan The world’s shortest linear motor drive machine (Die-sinker EDM and Wire-cut EDM, press machine, machining center) reached total shipments of 10,000 sets.
Jun Announced the “AP1L Premium”, a small ultra-high precision linear motor drive Die-sinker EDM.
Sep Announced the “Ultra NANO 100”, an ultra-high precision NANO machine, which features improvements over the “NANO-100”.
Announced the “SPACE series” “AE 05” high precision nano EDM.
Ultra high accuracy NANO EDM, AE 05
Ultra high accuracy NANO EDM "AE 05"
Oct Announced the “AQ15L” large size Die-sinker EDM and “AP500L” medium-size Wire-cut EDM.
Nov Announced the “SPACE series AZ 150” Nano machining center with ultra-high precision and high efficiency.
Dec Sodick Hightech Co., Ltd. listed on the stock market of Hercules of the Osaka Securities Exchange.    
2006
    Apr Announced the “AQ900L Premium”, a large size, high speed, linear motor drive Wire-cut EDM.
May Announced “Intelligent Q3Vic”, the world’s first artificial intelligence-assisted full automatic Wire-cut EDM CAM.
Jul Sodick Amoy Co., Ltd. opened in Amoy, China.    
Sep A new office of Sodick Deutschland GmbH opened in the former East Germany. Sep Extended the warranty on the machine accuracy of the linear motor drive Die-sinker EDM and Wire-cut EDM to 10 years.

Announced the “Hybrid Wire” linear motor drive hybrid Wire-cut EDM. Made public Hybrid Wire, an integration of the Wire-cut EDM and water jet machines.
The integration of Wire EDM and Water Jet machine, Hybrid Wire
The integration of Wire EDM and Water Jet machine,
"Hybrid Wire"
Oct Announced the “SD3LR”, a 3-axis linear motor drive Die-sinker EDM specially designed for difficult processing materials and high speed processing .

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