MICROMACHINING

NEWS

GF Machining Solutions Hires Director of Business Development

Karl Kleppek will oversee sales, business development and marketing.
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Holemaking

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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Manufacturing Efficiently at a Micron Level

Grinding very small-diameter instruments for use in medical procedures is a niche business for this micro-grinding machine manufacturer. The company makes machines that use a variety of grinding techniques to manufacture guidewires for the medical industry.

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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Micromachining in a Big Way

With the acquisition of a new CNC Swiss-type lathe, this company can now bid on small, complex parts it wasn’t able to in the past, while also slashing setup and cycle times.

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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Five-Axis

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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Fundamentals Can Go a Long Way

For this shop, machining small parts from plastic is largely about applying the basics on a smaller scale.
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