Sodi-Tech EDM, the exclusive distributor of Sodick Europe EDM products in the UK, took four orders during what the company is saying was the company’s most successful MACH exhibition to date, with over 300 new enquiries generated.

“I am delighted with the exhibition overall,” says Chris Hellyer, UK technical sales manager for Sodi-Tech. “We took the largest number of genuine sales enquires at MACH 2012 than at any previous exhibition. Manufacturing in the UK is buoyant and we saw many high-end, modern engineering companies from all sectors of industry on the stand, which always boosts confidence and confirms that the cost of exhibiting is still a worthwhile exercise.”

Promach 3D was one of the four businesses that purchased an AG600L LP2WH wire EDM machine at the exhibition, requiring the new machine to keep up with demand for its prototype products. Its first wire-cut EDM unit, the company wanted a machine that would require little training, but which still offered high end results and cutting accuracy. After spending time considering various machines on the market, Promach 3D settled on Sodick’s AG600L.

Martin Spooner, managing director of Promach 3D, explained: “A lot of the work we do requires complex machining of bespoke components for the aerospace, motorsport and rail industries. As a result, we needed an EDM machine that offered the pinpoint accuracy of high end machines, which also had controls that are easy to understand and use. Sodick’s AG600L machine met both these demands. As our first wire EDM machine, the AG600L will dovetail nicely with current operations and give us extra scope for cutting difficult-to-machine materials accurately.”

An exclusive deal on Sodick consumables was launched at MACH 2012, offering discounts on pipe electrodes and conductivity pieces.

Andy Parsons, consumables manager for Sodi-Tech EDM, added: “We did a lot of work on our consumables promotion before MACH, sending out e-shots and spreading the work about our exclusive 30% money off deal. It has been received really well and we have seen a huge amount of interest in our consumables at this year’s exhibition. I would say that this year has definitely been one of the best MACH exhibition’s to date for Sodi-Tech.”