I've been running a Sodick MC430L mill for three months now. I have to give it a 10 out of 10 score.
After working with it for a day, I could tell that they talked to NC operator and [U]listened[U] to what they had to say.
The machine comes standard with a laser tool setter and shrink fit tooling.
My latest project was milling four slide from solid. They shut off on a core pins, top and bottom in the center, and each other on the sides. The part was a medical gear.
In the past the side shutoffs would have been ground and the center would have been jig ground.
But I sucessfully finished milled all the shut off surfaces to zero.
What I'm really excited with this machine is that it uses Linear Motors. No more servo motors, screws and nuts to wear out. There is absolutely NO backlash, and never will be.