Officials at Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) and Sodick Inc. announce an agreement to develop and showcase manufacturing concepts and methods that will benefit manufacturers.
The collaboration supports CCAT’s efforts to provide technology infusion for small and medium-sized manufacturers with the addition of two Sodick EDM (electrical discharge machining) machines to its Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) located in East Hartford, CT. Sodick will help companies adopt EDM in their shops and facilitate the use of new mainstream manufacturing techniques.
“CCAT’s goal is to help manufacturers be more competitive and this collaboration exemplifies that effort,” states Elliot Ginsberg, CCAT president and CEO.
“With the addition of the Sodick Wire and Sinker EDM machines to the AMC, companies in the regional aerospace supply chain, which includes nearly 1,000 manufacturers in Connecticut alone, will have the unique opportunity to use this advanced technology in the production of aerospace components and other applications, which cannot be produced by standard machining methods.”
Sodick, recognized as a leading supplier of wire, sinker, and small hole EDMs and high speed mills, has paved the way for linear motor drives in EDM. The company’s machines that are now housed at CCAT’s AMC – the AQ400L Wire EDM and the AD30L Sinker EDM – feature Sodick’s linear motor drive technology that comes backed by a 10-year positioning guarantee.
“Sodick is excited to work with CCAT,” says Alex Ogozarek, Sodick regional sales manager. “CCAT can now offer EDM technology as part of their capabilities and Sodick will be able to showcase their machines at the CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center facility.”