The electrical discharge machines (EDM) market in Europe was heavily impacted with the emergence of the global pandemic in early 2020. A year down, the industry segment is still struggling to get back on track. We put a spotlight on the current condition of the European EDM market.
Foremost Specialist Products is a subcontract manufacturer of precision engineered components based in Derby, UK. To take on the “complex and awkward parts that no else wants to tackle”, the company has invested in a Sodick ALC600G CNC wire-erosion machine from Sodi-Tech EDM. Among the jobs being successfully accommodated by the machine are stainless steel tubular stem guides for power generator turbines.
Neptune Engineering, a Hertford, UK-based injection moulding and toolmaking specialist, has invested in Sodick wire and die sink technology from the supplier’s British agent Sodi-Tech, a decision said to have spurred even greater growth.
Over the past three years, Sodick vendor Sodi-Tech EDM has installed six units at UK precision tool house AJM Engineering Ltd. The company reportedly selected the technology for its price-to-performance ratio following market research and cutting demonstrations.