An account emailed to me from one of our field guys--
just did a test cut for a local Detroit company using HEAT. This was a
HEAT Technology test cut, and I am very pleased with our results. This
customer currently uses a competitor's machine to cut this part. We
beat the other machine's roughing speed by about 30%...and the amazing
thing is that this comparison is with the other machine using 0.012”
brass wire and the Makino using 0.010” brass wire!
feedrate was about 0.050” per minute, and the customer has told me that
they typical rough at about 0.035” per minute. This customer visited us
recently to see the cut, and our estimated time of 8hr 10min using .010
wire was about 20-30 minutes faster than the estimated time on his
other machine using 0.012 wire. The estimated time on the SP43 with
.012 brass wire came out to 6 hours 57 minutes. Our actual time using
0.010” wire was 7hr 30min!