MICROMACHINING

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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Micromachining is About Precision

Holding tolerances on very small part features is not for the faint of heart. The skill is not only in the machining, but cleaning and inspection as well.

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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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Laser P 400 U Five-Axis Machine Incorporates Dual Laser

GF Machining Solutions’s high-performance Laser P 400 U five-axis machine can machine small, intricate parts with a dual laser head that incorporates both a fiber nanosecond laser and a femtosecond pulsed laser. 

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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Turn/Mill

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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Additive Manufacturing

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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Choosing the Right Toolsetting and Detection Technologies

Investing the time to invest in the right machines can mean the difference between a profitable operation and an ongoing headache.

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GF Machining Solutions Hires Director of Business Development

Karl Kleppek will oversee sales, business development and marketing.
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