AM Conference Speaker: Sodick

The integration of additive and subtractive technologies can move beyond direct energy deposition. Learn more during a presentation at the Additive Manufacturing Conference in September.


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According to Sodick, integration is one of the defining advantages of additive manufacturing. Through integration, parts can be produced with fewer components, additive and subtractive can be combined, and equipment can be more readily integrated into the Internet of Things (IoT) by compiling multiple processes into a single CNC machine tool. Sodick has focused its efforts on optimizing integration by adding new applications and implementing other additive technologies besides direct energy deposition in order to further advance hybridization.

Sodick recently created a setup in which a subsidiary replaced conventional equipment with the company’s “One Process Machine” (OPM). Thanks to the system’s unmanned and integrated capability, the design department can remotely control the entire production site.

Tom Hipp, Masa Fukushima and Andy Ando will discuss Sodick’s innovations in integration during the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference, co-located with IMTS 2016, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, in room W375-B.