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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.

GF Machining Solutions to Acquire Micromachining Specialist Microlution

By: Jedd Cole
The move is part of GF’s expansion strategy to target industries such as aerospace and medical.

A small part, machined from plastic, is balanced on a pencil tip.

Fundamentals Can Go a Long Way

By: Matt Danford
For this shop, machining small parts from plastic is largely about applying the basics on a smaller scale.

Hardinge SV 200

Effective Plastic Machining Requires Effective Chip Control

By: Matt Danford
Clean, burr-free cutting is fundamental to competitiveness for a shop that specializes in micro-machining complex geometry from some of the softest materials in the industry.

Big Kaiser RBX12

Air Spindle Enables Micromachining on Existing Machines

By: Jedd Cole
Big Kaiser’s RBX12 air-drive spindle achieves variable rotational speed of 100,000 to 120,000 rpm and enables existing machines to be upgraded for high-speed micromachining.


Machining Micro Parts for Medical

By: Derek Korn
This shop’s micromachining needs, primarily for medical components, ultimately led to the development of a new multifunction turning center platform geared toward producing tiny parts complete.

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