May’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight covers machines and tools used for micromachining applications.
The Tribos-RM toolholder from Schunk provides precise, steady clamping without distortion for the small tools used in micromachining operations. It is suitable for speeds ranging to 60,000 rpm.
Makino’s UPN-01 wire EDM features an air injection and suction system for reliable wire threading, even in unattended operation. The EDM accommodates wire diameters as fine as 0.00078" (0.02 mm) for high-accuracy, micro-tolerance machining applications.
Walter USA’s Titex X-treme DM micro-drills offer internal cooling and a precisely dimensioned flute geometry for greater process reliability. The tools are designed for drilling holes smaller than 3 mm in diameter.
The G0745 Micro Metal benchtop manual lathe from Grizzly Industrial features a compact footprint measuring 14" × 5 1/2". It is intended for small workpiece applications such as jewelry and model-making.
Hexagon Metrology’s m&h IRP40.50 infrared touch probe is just larger than a standard USB drive. The self-contained wireless CNC probe is well-suited for measuring small, delicate workpieces in tight spaces.
Micromachining equipment can be anything used to generate very small workpieces or part features. The Modern Equipment Review Spotlight in our May issue sampled some of this equipment. Click through the slideshow or visit the Micromachining Zone to learn more.