Exploring the: Micromachining Zone

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Published: 9/23/2016

Drilling “Invisible” Holes
UV laser micromachining makes it possible to drill holes that are not visible to the human eye—until they are meant to be seen, that is.

Published: 8/17/2016

Backing Tech with Technique
Whether in machining or any other pursuit, knowledge and the right touch are critical to taking full advantage of technology and equipment.

Published: 7/27/2016

Micromachining in a Big Way
With the acquisition of a new CNC Swiss-type lathe, this company can now bid on small, complex parts it wasn’t able to in the past, while also slashing setup and cycle times.

Published: 7/26/2016

Machine “Power Users” Push Limits of Precision
For this shop, moving into micron-tolerance work required not just a new machining center, but also a willingness to understand technical features and techniques that never come into play for many programmers and operators.

Published: 4/13/2016

Fundamentals Can Go a Long Way
For this shop, machining small parts from plastic is largely about applying the basics on a smaller scale.

Published: 5/25/2015

May 2015 Slideshow: Micromachining
With a focus on equipment for machining very small workpieces and features, this month’s product spotlight runs the gamut from micro drills to waterjets to dedicated micromachining centers.

Published: 3/25/2015

Micromachining Tidbits
Here are a few tricks this shop uses to be more effective at micromachining.

Published: 1/21/2015

Video: 1964 Game Show Demos Drilling through Human Hair
See a clip of the founder of Maryland’s National Jet on the “I’ve Got a Secret” game show demonstrating his company’s ability to drill through something as small as a human hair.

Published: 6/16/2014

Milling Hard-to-Machine Materials on a Micro Scale
The idea of a tool that effectively controls heat with a special grade of carbide, a new coating and internal channels that deliver cooling through ports in the shank where the milling flutes begin, is worth a look.

Published: 6/3/2014

Product Spotlight Slideshow: Micromachining
Our Modern Equipment Review spotlight in May highlights a range of micromachining equipment—from a full-sized EDM to a line of micro-drills. View the slideshow to learn more.

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