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  1. I agree with Larry's comments. Several...

    I agree with Larry's comments.

    Several manufacturers, including Makino, offered bolt-on EDM Drilling units like this in the 80's, and most have since discontinued offering them…with good reason.
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    Mignoffo, It appears that you have identified...

    Mignoffo,

    It appears that you have identified a process to get you where you need to be, which is great!

    The PICO Round Guide were a retrofit option for the SP43 machines, and as you have...
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    Mignoffo, My name is Brian Pfluger, and I am...

    Mignoffo,

    My name is Brian Pfluger, and I am the EDM Product Manager at Makino. As Marcus has stated, there is a process of elimination and a number of different areas to look at to ensure...
  4. Radar987, Your assumptions are correct...the...

    Radar987,

    Your assumptions are correct...the Cycle Time becomes shorter as the work piece thickness becomes smaller, but the part accuracy does not necessarily improve with additional skim cuts or...
  5. @Hanermo, The Axis Positioning and...

    @Hanermo,

    The Axis Positioning and Repeatability of the Makino U3 machine is +/- 0.001mm over the full stroke when equipped with 0.05 micron glass scales.

    The U3 machine configuration for the...
  6. The UPV-3 machine is structurally identical to...

    The UPV-3 machine is structurally identical to the U32j machine, but the mechanical alignments are held to even stricter tolerances to achieve finer accuracies. The UPV-Series generator has also...
  7. Radar987, I am the EDM Product Manager at...

    Radar987,

    I am the EDM Product Manager at Makino, and the (x2) machines you have identified are both capable of producing the work you have outlined. I believe you will have difficulty in telling...
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    Jehe, Can you please make a call to Makino...

    Jehe,

    Can you please make a call to Makino Technical Support at 1-888-625-4664 and request to speak to Wire EDM Applications? This will be the quickest way for Makino to help you!


    There are...
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    RJT, We do not see many customer's using the...

    RJT,

    We do not see many customer's using the Probe on the Wire EDM's. From a technical stance, the Probe system is more accurate/repeatable and the measurements are influenced less by...
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    zosotd, You will need to purchase this option...

    zosotd,

    You will need to purchase this option from the machine tool OEM, as this requires more than just the Probe hardware. There will a specialized interface that is required to establish...
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    It is refreshing to see a lot of the acid...

    It is refreshing to see a lot of the acid cleaners mentioned are actually engineered EDM cleaners!

    I have personally witnessed several customers use industrial chemicals, such as super heavy-duty...
  12. Scott, Another item to consider is the...

    Scott,

    Another item to consider is the condition and vintage of the di-electric oil that is in each machine.

    Do you know the type and age of fluid in each of your machines?

    If you are...
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    Richard, I would recommend doing this on a...

    Richard,

    I would recommend doing this on a Wire EDM, as it will be a faster and more repeatable process. You can use 0.004" wire to achieve the smaller than 0.003" radius. You can also look at...
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    Marcus, Try EDM Department in Bartlett,...

    Marcus,

    Try EDM Department in Bartlett, IL...they can go down to 0.0008" wire.

    EDM Department Inc.
    1261 Humbracht Circle
    Bartlett, IL 60103

    Phone: (630) 736-0531
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    RJT, The debris from cleaning of the wire gets...

    RJT,

    The debris from cleaning of the wire gets routed back into the dirty reservoir tank of the machine where it is then picked up and removed by the filtration system. Either guide system...
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    RJT, Can I help you with any additional...

    RJT,

    Can I help you with any additional information on the Makino machine? Since it was brought up, I would like to provide some additional information on the Makino machine on the HOW and WHY we...
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    SeymourDumore, There are a few ways you can...

    SeymourDumore,

    There are a few ways you can approach and tackle your processing challenge. I think the best way might be to program in an M18 (Generator Power OFF) and then position with a G00...
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    Keurb, Try one of these settings...the machine...

    Keurb,

    Try one of these settings...the machine I ran had a 60Amp power supply, but hopefully these might be of some use to you.

    -Brian226170
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    Bob, It would be about 16 minutes using 0.012"...

    Bob,

    It would be about 16 minutes using 0.012" Brass wire with roughly 0.13 lbs. of wire consumed on a Makino U3 or U6 Series machine.

    -Brian
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    Kaszub, The closest place to get this is from...

    Kaszub,

    The closest place to get this is from SST-Consumables. We can ship from Pine Brook, NJ or New Britain, CT. Their contact number is below...


    SST Consumables
    EDM Supplies| EDM...
  21. Kurtis, I have a few questions: - Is it a...

    Kurtis,

    I have a few questions:
    - Is it a start hole that you are picking up?
    - If yes...then what size is the start hole?
    - Is the start hole or feature you are picking up clean and free from...
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    Mootrix, Did you pick-up the part from a...

    Mootrix,

    Did you pick-up the part from a center hole, or did you pick-up from the outside of the part?

    Are you able to determine which direction the profile was cut incorrectly off by 0.004”?...
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    Jim7511, Sounds like you are hitting a...

    Jim7511,

    Sounds like you are hitting a software limitation of the machine in terms of the maximum radius size. Have you called Mits about this (maybe there is a parameter that can be changed to...
  24. Eddie, What you are asking is 100% possible...

    Eddie,

    What you are asking is 100% possible using Wire EDM, but as KilrB and Roysol have pointed out requires some different processing techniques. Depending on the size and thickness or your...
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    Framc, You might also want to take a look at...

    Framc,

    You might also want to take a look at the Makino EDGE3 machine that we recently reintroduced...you will be surprised with the combined performance and price point of this machine! Makino...
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