Complete Tooling Solutions (CTS) has given its machine shop a huge boost by replacing two ageing manual spark eroders with the latest Sodick AD35L CNC die sink from Sodi-Tech EDM. According to the company, the AD35L has “totally outperformed” its manual machines.
We are very conscious of keeping up with the latest machine tool developments,” explains director Gary Lewis. “This is a competitive market and getting left behind from a technology perspective would be disastrous. Our old spark eroders were getting temperamental so we decided to review the market. As we use Sodick wire EDMs, Sodi-Tech was one of the companies we shortlisted for a new die sink machine. When we were introduced to the AD35L, we could immediately see its capabilities.”
“With the AD35L, which was installed in October 2015, we can achieve finer finishes and tighter tolerances, and can process more complex parts,” says Mr Lewis. “Furthermore, as existing Sodick users, the control is second nature to us. Anyone working on our wire EDMs can switch across to the AD35L with ease, which meant we hit the ground running.”