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Laser & Waterjet

Holding Submicron Part Tolerances

Sunlight-Tech Inc. has used GF Machining Solutions’ Microlution laser micromachining and micro-milling centers to produce parts with tolerances tighter than 1 micron.
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CAD/CAM

Four New High-Performance Milling Techniques for 3D Machining

With many 3D milling applications demanding both shorter cycle times and smoother surface finishes, it’s time to review how you go about programming and machining parts. These four strategies will let you rough dramatically faster and achieve astonishingly fine surface finishes.
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5 Tips for Making the Switch to Micromachining

Working at the micro-level requires changing the way you approach machining parts, and these tips can help you avoid pitfalls.
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Bridging a Skills Gap with Micromachining

As experienced model makers aged out of the jewelry industry, R&D Manufacturing found a faster alternative to hand crafting in Datron’s Neo micro milling machine. It all came down to rpm. 
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Milling Tools

Micromachining End Mill Handles Materials as Hard as 65 Rc

Expanding the Jabro range of solid carbide end mills, Seco’s JM100 Mini is designed for shops struggling to machine micro-size workpieces with adequate surface finish, accuracy and precision.
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Five-Axis

High-End Watchmaker Eliminates Offshoring with Five-Axis Machining Center

Instead of shipping small components from overseas, a watchmaker was able to accommodate increased demand by purchasing a used five-axis machining center.
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Jet Coolant Nut Directs Fluid to Cutting Edge in Micromachining

Big Kaiser’s Mega micro coolant nut is said to provide precise coolant supply to micro cutting tools applications at high speeds when using the Mega micro chuck 6S.
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4 Takeaways for Shops New to Micromachining

By taking the plunge into micromachining, one Minnesota micro molding and machining shop now specializes in the design and production of parts 0.015 inch and smaller. Here is that story and the lessons learned in the process.
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NEWS

Manufacturer of Precision Micro Parts to Debut in North America

Tavadec S.A. will formally launch at IMTS 2018 through an exclusive partnership with IndustryControlling LLC.
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EDM

Moving Past Micro-EDM Boundaries

To push past the limits of conventional EDM equipment, this German injection molding company adopted atypical micro-EDM “milling” technology to machine small molds for tiny, critical, injection-molded parts.
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VMCs

Watchmaking: A Machinist’s View

Old-world craftsmanship combines with precision machining on a vertical machining center and Swiss-type lathe to produce some of the only U.S.-made mechanical wristwatch movements.
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Cutting Tools

What Should You Consider When Turning Micro Parts on a Lathe?

Various factors, including the machine, cutting tools and operator, must be taken into consideration to turn very small parts.
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Cutting Tools

Horn Continues Growth Path

The company highlighted its facility expansions and new cutting tool technologies during a recent open house at its global headquarters in Tübingen, Germany.
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NEWS

GF Machining Solutions Hires Director of Business Development

Karl Kleppek will oversee sales, business development and marketing.
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Laser & Waterjet

Drilling “Invisible” Holes

UV laser micromachining makes it possible to drill holes that are not visible to the human eye—until they are meant to be seen, that is.
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Backing Tech with Technique

Whether in machining or any other pursuit, knowledge and the right touch are critical to taking full advantage of technology and equipment.
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Machine “Power Users” Push Limits of Precision

For this shop, moving into micron-tolerance work required not just a new machining center, but also a willingness to understand technical features and techniques that never come into play for many programmers and operators.
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VMCs

Machining Micron-Tolerance Micro-Parts Teaches Lasting Lessons

Different tools and machining strategies have driven this shop to seek new efficiencies beyond its most demanding work and most capable machining center.
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Turn/Mill

Advancing to Micromachining on a CNC Swiss Lathe

By moving up from a standard lathe to a Swiss-type machine, this company can now bid on making small, complex parts it wasn’t able to in the past, while also slashing cycle times on legacy parts.
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NEWS

GF Machining Solutions to Acquire Micromachining Specialist Microlution

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