This video of a micromachined part was captured using a microscope. The turned part is 3 mm in diameter. The hex-shaped pocket was milled. The shop that performed this work is Hummingbird Precision Machine of Lacey, Washington. See the article under “Editor Picks” at right.
Micro-Turned and Micro-Milled Workpiece
Video captured with a microscope shows micromachined part.
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Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.