everybody, forgive me for the lack of posts recently. We’ve been busy helping
customers with a few challenging applications.
Today I wanted to share a couple of success stories I received from customers
using the PICO wire guide system.
The customer was using a U32j with PICO to thread two series of holes in a die
plate. The die plate contained a total of 836 holes, half of them were
0.012", and half were 0.015" in diameter. The wire this customer used
was 0.006" brass. To the pleasant surprise of this customer, the machine
correctly threaded 835 of the 836 holes.
Many customers have had great success with the PICO guides in several different
applications, including holes smaller than 0.020" diameter, and/or with
pitch locations of less than 0.060" center-to-center. Another customer is
actually automatically threading through a series of holes in a stack of parts
with separation between each part in the stack. The part stack, including the
spaces, is about 1-1/2 inches tall.
Many of these success stories have come from applications used in medical and
aerospace parts manufacturing. If you’re using Makino’s new PICO system and
want to share your experience, email Brian Pfluger at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!