MICROMACHINING

Holemaking

Micro-Boring Bars Resist Wear

Citco PCD micro-boring bars from Fives feature a tungsten carbide body and PCD grade to optimize performance.
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Workholding

Rotary Table Handles Small Workpieces

Sharp Industries’ Model SR-6.7 rotary table features a diameter of 6.7" and is designed for optimum handling of small workpieces using the 5C collet and collet closure system.
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Micromachining Tidbits

Here are a few tricks this shop uses to be more effective at micromachining.
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Cutting Tools

Micromachining Evolution

Challenge Machine continues to add high-speed equipment for the increasing amount of micromachining work it is performing. Here are some lessons it has learned along the way, using tools as small as 0.001 inch in diameter.
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Holemaking

Video: 1964 Game Show Demos Drilling through Human Hair

See a clip of the founder of Maryland’s National Jet on the “I’ve Got a Secret” game show demonstrating his company’s ability to drill through something as small as a human hair.
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Milling Hard-to-Machine Materials on a Micro Scale

The idea of a tool that effectively controls heat with a special grade of carbide, a new coating and internal channels that deliver cooling through ports in the shank where the milling flutes begin, is worth a look.

Product Spotlight Slideshow: Micromachining

Our Modern Equipment Review spotlight in May highlights a range of micromachining equipment—from a full-sized EDM to a line of micro-drills. View the slideshow to learn more.
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Micro Deburring Gets Hot

“Micro deburring,” a name commonly used to describe the deburring of tiny small parts, is often considered more of an art than a science. Although this is true to some extent, deburring micro parts does not always have to require hand manicuring parts with a scalpel under 10× to 20× magnification.

Holemaking

Micro-Drills Feature Internal Cooling

Walter USA has expanded its Titex X-treme DM micro-drilling line with tools in the 16×D and 30×D drilling depth ranges.
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VMCs

Micromachining Center Reduces Energy Consumption

Willemin-Macodel’s 701S three-axis micromachining center offers a compact footprint measuring 1 m2 and reduced energy consumption for toolmaking, watchmaking and micromold applications.
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