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Sodick Ushers in an Era of Change Across EDM, Milling and Additive

At IMTS 2018, Sodick is showcasing an era of change with new offerings in its EDM, milling and additive technologies.

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With a new North American headquarters, a new satellite office in Connecticut dedicated to aerospace, new hiring as well as new product offerings, Sodick Inc. has recently accelerated the pace of change within the company. While both Sodick Inc. (the U.S. division) and the Sodick Group (its publicly-traded entity) have long prided themselves on offering an EDM machine suited to every customer—including the VL600QH, a new high-column economy wire EDM that specifically targets postproduction for additive manufacturing—Sodick is seeking to expand its offerings in both its milling and additive technologies.

These efforts are on full display in its booth, where visitors can see Sodick’s latest hybrid metal 3D printer, the OPM350L. A larger-capacity version of the OPM250L that debuted at IMTS two years ago, the 350L direct metal laser sintering powder-bed printer combines a 500-watt ytterbium laser with a 45,000-rpm linear motor spindle, which can perform milling operations during pauses in the printing process that allow access to internal features that otherwise would be inaccessible when the part is finished. The OPM350L also includes parallel mode technology, a recent addition that optimizes the machine’s 500-watt laser path by allowing it to target four points simultaneously within a build. Available as a recommended option with the 350L is Sodick’s new materials recovery system (MRS). This system automatically delivers powder into the 350L’s’s material feeder for use in the additive manufacturing process. As excess powder is delivered to the powder receptacle, the MRS unit conveys this material back for sieving and return to the material feeder. By continually recycling powder, Sodick says that the MRS unit allows the 350L to run continuously for up to a week using just 30 kg of material.

But Sodick’s ongoing commitment to additive manufacturing via the OPM line doesn’t mean the company is any less committed to its core business. Debuting at IMTS this year are two EDM models: the ALN800G wire EDM, which the company says is the world’s largest drop-tank EDM model, and the VL6000QH wire EDM, a high-column economy EDM specifically targeted at the additive industry.

Sodick has also changed the way these machines and other products are displayed at its booth this year. The company has organized its booth with discrete sections targeting specific industries, including aerospace, carbide machining and additive manufacturing. In its aerospace display section, Sodick is debuting the prototype of its new multi-axis hole drill, which, according to Evan Syverson, additive business development manager, includes high-precision features at a price that will not break the bank. “This all-linear-motor hole drill is based on extensive research into the needs of American aerospace manufacturers,” he says, “in keeping with the customer-first focus that now defines Sodick’s direction as a company.”

Syverson adds that these changes are subtly reflected in Sodick’s new logo, which is displayed prominently throughout its booth. The angled structures mirror the logo itself, adding some cohesiveness to the experience throughout the booth.

Source: https://www.mmsonline.com/blog/post/sodick-ushers-in-an-era-of-change-across-edm-milling-and-additive

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World’s First Carbon Fiber Monocoque Smartphone Introduced

Carbon Mobile, maker of the new Carbon 1 MK II smartphone, is moving the industry forward with a thinner, lighter, and more sustainable device. According to the company, the electronics industry creates 50m tons of e-waste every year and 80% is not recycled. The materials used in the Carbon 1 MK II not only reduce […]

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Carbon Mobile, maker of the new Carbon 1 MK II smartphone, is moving the industry forward with a thinner, lighter, and more sustainable device.

According to the company, the electronics industry creates 50m tons of e-waste every year and 80% is not recycled. The materials used in the Carbon 1 MK II not only reduce weight and strengthen the device, but they can also be more easily broken down and reused for future devices.

The shape of the Carbon 1 MK II is a monocoque design and it is made of hybrid carbon fiber composites. Due to the strength of the design and the material, there is no need for a metal internal frame, further lightweighting the device. The use of carbon fiber brings the weight of the device down to 125 g, 33% less than the average smartphone weight of 182 g. The phone is also 25% thinner than the average 8.3 mm thick smartphone at only 6.3 mm thick. The reduced weight and size make the device easy to carry and use. Not only is the phone light and strong, it’s also sleek featuring a carbon fiber matte black color.

In the past, smartphone designers turned away from carbon fiber as a design material because of its signal blocking properties. After four years of research, Carbon Mobile came up with its patent-pending HyRECM® Technology (Hybrid Radio Enabled Composite Material Technology) forging carbon fibers with complementary ‘radio-enabled’ composites.

Explaining the direction of Carbon Mobile, CEO and chief technology officer Firas Khalifeh said, “We created Carbon to explore where others won’t dare and bring you the beautifully crafted miniature and sustainable tech of tomorrow, quicker. Through relentless R&D, we challenge the conventions of an industry that repeatedly ignores its responsibility to the planet and its people in the resources and processes it relies on.”

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Why are warehouse break buzzers so expensive??

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Looking into getting an audible buzzer system for the shop floor to signal shift start, break, end, ect…. I’m looking around online and the median price is $500+ ! It’s an alarm clock with a buzzer, why is it so expensive?

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Why are warehouse break buzzers so expensive??

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Looking into getting an audible buzzer system for the shop floor to signal shift start, break, end, ect…. I'm looking around online and the median price is $500+ ! It's an alarm clock with a buzzer, why is it so expensive?

Anyone here have a good low-cost brand to offer up?

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