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50-Micron Milled Channels

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Video captured with a microscope shows that a full-scale machining center is capable of micro-size milling work.

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This milled part was videotaped using a microscope. The narrow passage where the channels meet is 50 microns by 50 microns. These channels were milled on a Makino V22 vertical machining center at Hummingbird Precision Machine in Lacey, Washington. See the article under “Editor Picks” at right.


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