Sodick Establishes Direct Sales in Ohio
Sodick has appointed Joe Caine and Brad Angeny, both experienced regional managers, to work as sales managers for this territory.
Machine tool manufacturer Sodick Inc. has launched a new direct sales structure in the state of Ohio. The move is expected to reduce costs for end users and to allow for greater communication with customers.
Sodick has appointed Joe Caine and Brad Angeny to be sales managers for this territory, with Mr. Caine supporting customers located east of Interstate 77 and Mr. Angeny supporting those on the western half of the state. Both people are experienced Sodick district managers.
Through this new direct sales model, Sodick says it will eliminate intermediary costs and save customers money. Additionally, Ohio manufacturers will have a direct line of communication to Sodick management, improving responsiveness to the local area’s needs.
A shop specializing in wire EDM for large mold components now offers EDM “turning” of small, intricate parts. Despite the potential risks involved in early adoption of new technologies, the shop believes this practice gives it a leg-up on the competition and lets it gain experience with alternative machining techniques before offering them to customers.
Wire EDM units that swivel a horizontally guided electrode wire in a CNC-controlled E axis give this shop the workpiece clearance and flexibility to produce complex, high-precision PCD-tipped cutting tools.
In many die and mold shops, the choice between ram EDM and CNC milling is far less clear than it used to be. Changing technology is changing the rules.