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Micromachining

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

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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.



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.

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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.

GenSwiss Adds Micro Drills for Swiss-Type Lathes

By: Lori Beckman
GenSwiss now offers a line of cobalt and carbide micro drills in 0.1-mm through 3-mm diameter sizes in 0.01-mm increments to suit a range of micro drilling and spot drilling operations.

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Product Spotlight Slideshow: Micromachining

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May’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight covers machines and tools used for micromachining applications.


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