Process Zones

Micromachining

Machining tiny parts and features with small tools and precision machines.

Featured Zone Content

A Big-Picture View of Micromachining


 Matrix Tooling makes injection molds for components that have features you cannot see.

Ask the Expert: Micromachining


Initiate a dialogue with some of the industry's most respected experts. Ask John Bradford a question related to micromachining.

How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production


A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.

Micromachining Powder Metal on a VMC


By refining its micromachining process for powder metal tool steels, this shop has reduced production costs, lead times and secondary bench work for complex tooling components.



Micromachining Tidbits

By: Derek Korn
Here are a few tricks this shop uses to be more effective at micromachining.

Micromachining Evolution

By: Derek Korn
Challenge Machine continues to add high-speed equipment for the increasing amount of micromachining work it is performing. Here are some lessons it has learned along the way, using tools as small as 0.001 inch in diameter.

Video: 1964 Game Show Demos Drilling through Human Hair

By: Derek Korn
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.

Milling Hard-to-Machine Materials on a Micro Scale

By: Lori Beckman
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.

micromachining

Product Spotlight Slideshow: Micromachining

By: Stephanie Monsanty
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.


Loading the player ...
MMS ONLINE
Channel Partners
  • Techspex