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1988~ Overseas Development

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1988 Apr
Announced the "GT5" NC graphite electrode milling machine as well as the "AP1R" NC Die-sinker EDM
Announced "A65R" NC Die-sinker EDM, "AP330" NC Wire-cut EDM, "K3CN-4ATC" Small-hole Drilling EDM, "APM 2" NC electrode milling machine, and "MARK 20" 32-bit microcomputer built-in power supply for EDM
Established Sodick (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Sodick(Thailand)Co., Ltd.
1989 Mar
Inaugurated "Technical & Training Center" in Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City

Sodick head office
Completed an additional building for the ceramics R&D center in the Kaga Factory
Announced a new business expansion for injection molding machines
Completed an injection molding machine line at the Kaga Factory
1990 May
Large graphite electrode milling machine "GT10" was announced
1991 Apr
Acquired an equity stake in Japax Inc
Established Shanghai Sodick Software Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Sodick Software Co., Ltd.
Total sales for the A series NC Wire-cut EDM (A500, A350) reached 2,000 sets

NC Wire-cut EDM "A350"
Completed a new head office building for Sodick, Inc. (U.S.A.)
1992 Jul
Established Sodick Engineering Co., Ltd., Sodick Plustech Co., Ltd. and Sodick New Material Co., Ltd. (currently Sodick Shinyoko Co., Ltd. EMG Division)
From Japax, Inc ., acquired a portion of the sales department for the EDM division
1993 Apr
Announced the "NF" series of NC power supply unit based on neuron-fuzzy logic
Announced the "EXC100" high-precision Wire-cut EDM , whose body is made of ceramics

"EXC100" high precision Wire-cut EDM made of ceramics
Established Sodick Singapore Pte., Ltd. in Singapore

Sodick Singapore Pte.,Ltd.
1994 Feb
Developed and announced the "BS II", an electrolysis-free high precision finish unit for Wire-cut EDM, an "SW circuit" for cemented carbide finish power supply, and the "PGW" series high speed mirror finish Wire-cut EDM
Announced the "DiPro 20" EDM CAM system
Established Suzhou Sodick Sanguang Machinery Electric Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China
Established Sodick Electromechanical (Beijing) Co., Ltd. in Beijing, China
Established Suzhou Sodick Special Equipment Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China
1995 Mar
Developed and announced the "PGM" series high speed mirror finish NC Die-sinker EDM
Established Suzhou STK Foundry Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, China

Suzhou STK Foundry Co., Ltd.
1996 May
Announced the "DiPro WIN" CAD/CAM system, which features additional modeling functions
1997 Jan
Moved the head office to the "Technical & Training Center" at Nakamachidai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama
Established Sodick Taiwan Co., Ltd. in Taiwan

Sodick(Taiwan)Co., Ltd.
Established Sodick Electromechanical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China

Sodick Electromechanical(Shanghai)Co., Ltd.
Announced the "MC" series Machining Center.
Established Sodick (H.K.) Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong
Announced the "MARK 25" and "MARK 30" NC power supply units