Sodick and Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Announce Agreement


SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Sodick, Inc. and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) 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, Connecticut. 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," stated 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," stated 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."

About CCAT

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., is a unique economic development organization that combines expertise in cutting-edge manufacturing technology with specialized centers of excellence in STEM, education, workforce strategy and alternative energy solutions to help organizations increase efficiencies, improve workforce development and boost competitiveness. CCAT promotes partnerships between industry, academia and government to create a new collaborative framework for tackling 21st century economic challenges.

About Sodick

Sodick Inc., established in 1976, has sold over 55,000 EDMs worldwide and has had over 30,000 linear motor EDM deliveries. Sodick machines are used for the production of dies and molds and other various applications that cannot be produced by standard machining methods. Sodick has four ISO certified manufacturing facilities with over 3,100 employees worldwide and technical centers located in Chicago, New Jersey and California. Sodick offers the industry's first 10-year positioning guarantee on all of its linear motor driven EDMs.

For more information please contact:

Karen Jarmon, Communications

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.

222 Pitkin Street, Suite 101

East Hartford, CT 06108

860-282-4211

www.ccat.us

Isabel Florence

Marketing Manager

Sodick, Inc.

1605 N. Penny Lane

Schaumburg, IL 60173

iflorence@sodick.com

ph:847-310-9000/888-639-2325

Fax: 847-310-9011

www.sodick.com

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