JSG tools up with another Sodick EDM

A tool-making specialist has increased its portfolio of Sodick machines with the addition of a new AL40G die-sink model from Sodi-Tech EDM. Hampshire-based JSG Engineering is enjoying long-term success using a range of Sodick EDM wire, die-sink and hole-drill machines that provide high-quality work for the company’s customers and help generate repeat business.

“Business is strong at present, particularly on pharmaceutical side,” states director Gary Carpenter. “One customer in particular has been requesting several mould tools as we’ve progressed through the Covid-19 pandemic.”

This demand recently led the company to review its die-sinking capacity. JSG Engineering had some older die-sink machines on site (not Sodick) that were reaching the end of their useful service life.

During a telephone conversation with Sodi-Tech EDM, JSG Engineering learnt that a demonstration model of the Sodick AL40G die-sink model would be on display at the MACH 2022 exhibition in April, so Carpenter expressed his interest. It was not long before the machine was undergoing installation at the company’s Emsworth facility near Portsmouth.

“Some of the tools we produce are up to three times faster to produce on our AL40G than our previous die-sink resource,” he says. “The quality is also far better and we can achieve a mirror finish if required. Where before we would have to polish a cavity after sparking, now there’s no need for 90% of our jobs, so it’s saved an awful lot of time.”

Energy efficiency is another benefit, particularly in the current inflationary environment for electricity, where manufacturers are having to find ways of offsetting the cost burden.

Says Carpenter: “The fact that the latest Sodick technology is energy-efficient and so fast with its linear technology means that we definitely save on our bills.”
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