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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.



May 2015 Slideshow: Micromachining

By: Stephanie Monsanty
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 Monsanty
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 Monsanty
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 Monsanty
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.

Makino iQ300 micromachining center

Micromachining Center Promotes Component Temperature Control

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Makino’s iQ300 precision micromachining center offers improved component temperature control and 0.005-micron scale feedback for sub-micron accuracy.


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