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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.

Makino iQ300

VMC Makes Big R&D Strides on Micro Applications

By: Edited by Emily Probst
Waters Corp. needed to develop extremely tight-tolerance prototypes quickly, so the company upgraded to a Makino iQ300 VMC to produce complex, low-volume part concepts for R&D.

May 2015 Slideshow: Micromachining

By: Stephanie Hendrixson
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.

Makino iQ300 micromachining center

May 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Micromachining

By: Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
From cutting tools to waterjets, this slideshow highlights equipment suitable for micromachining.

Omax MicroMax JetMachining Center

Waterjet Cuts Delicate, Complex Patterns

By: Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
Omax’s MicroMax JetMachining Center is capable of cutting micron-level parts or features from materials including exotic metals, composites, polymer thermoplastics and glass.

Yasda YMC 430 Ver. II micromachining center

Micromachining Center for Die/Mold Applications

By: Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
Available from Methods Machine Tools, the Yasda YMC 430 Ver. II micromachining center is designed for precise manufacturing and high-quality surface finishes required on small, complex features in components, dies and molds for applications in the medical and semiconductor industries.

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