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Sodick Inc. Joins Phillips Federal’s Additive Manufacturing Team at the Rock Island Arsenal – Delivering Wire EDM and High-Speed Milling

Phillips Corporation, Federal Division, has developed a strategic partnership with Sodick Inc. to provide cutting-edge Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) machines and high-speed milling to support the initiatives at the Phillips Additive Solutions Center inside the Rock Island Center of Excellence (CoE).

As the industry EDM leader, Sodick’s machines feature linear motor technology and offer custom options with distinct advantages, including improvement in accuracy, repeatability, speed, and acceleration. Since rigid linear motors are a direct electronic drive with no mechanical parts, they eliminate problems with backlash and wear.

Sodick’s EDMs are currently being used to produce technologically advanced, high precision components including turbine disks, shroud segments, turbine blades, turbine nozzles, and vane segments in aerospace and related industries. Sodick’s machine tools are the first choice for leaders in high-technology industries due to their ability to produce exceptional precision in a wide range of work piece sizes.

Dave Thomas, Executive Vice President, states: “From our initial meeting, it was clear that Sodick Inc. and Phillips Federal shared the same business principles in providing the latest state-of-the-art technology. This commitment, along with our shared dedication to maintaining the highest level of business ethics and superior level of customer support, made us a perfect match.”

John Harrison, President of Phillips Corporation Federal Division, adds, “We are excited to have Sodick join our exceptional additive manufacturing partners at Rock Island Arsenal. As a global leader in EDM machines, Sodick will be a key member of Phillips’ additive team contributing to achieving and maintaining the Army’s preparedness through their industry-leading EDM technology.”

For additional information and news about the Phillips Corporation and Rock Island Arsenal initiatives, visit their website at

About Sodick, Inc: Since 1976, Sodick has manufactured over 60,000 EDM machines and over 45,000 linear motor driven EDMs. Sodick machines are used for the production of dies, molds, and applications that cannot be produced by standard machining methods.For more information on Sodick and how we create your future, visit

Sodick’s mission is to continuously serve you by offering the most advanced machines to meet rapidly evolving customer requirements.

About Phillips Corporation: Since 1961, Phillips has served the DoD with manufacturing technology products and expertise. Phillips has exclusive partnerships with industry leaders to provide additive and subtractive support to the Federal Government.

For more information on how Phillips Federal is shaping the future of manufacturing, visit