Backers, Printers, Friends,
As we receive the last of Pico’s supplemental components, we still eagerly await the machined 303 stainless steel Pico bodies and brass nozzles. Our second visit this week to our manufacturer revealed a possible delay extending the date of shipment. We met with the manager in charge of scheduling and were told that the step 2 machining process is taking a bit longer than expected. During a quality inspection, the finding of a reamer issue was caught, which caused a sub par surface finish to the inner bores of Pico. The problem was solved and after a backtrack of parts and a new schedule, we are expecting to begin shipping late March and have all the 300°C Picos shipped by mid April as opposed to the end of March. The 500°C Picos are still on schedule.
Our communication and visits with our manufacturer still remain constant as we keep pushing (bugging) for a speedy completion. Machining step 3 of 4 is expected to begin this Monday.
Also during our visit, we had a chance to record actual video of machining step 2.
Pictured are the last of the supplemental components to Pico: the tight tolerance USA heaters, fans and Lexan™ PC filament in 6 different colors.