Engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) used a turn/mill center to reproduce a series of tiny portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, down to only 1.4 mm wide, onto brass.
A variety of tooling spindle options brings micromachining work within reach for shops looking to expand their capabilities.
In testing new ceramic microtools, a precision dynamometer ensures that cutting forces are measured precisely so tool performance parameters can be determined.
Applications for micromachining continue to grow. Successful machining with small tools calls for a different set of process skills on the shop floor.
Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-machine materials.
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.
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.