MICROMACHINING

HMCs

Precision Micromachining Center Features Temperature Control

Makino’s iQ300 precision micromachining center uses 0.005 micron scale feedback for increased sub-micron accuracy.
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Holemaking

Precision-Finish Boring Head for High-Speed Spindles

Big Kaiser’s EWN 04-7 series of precision-finish boring heads are designed for use on micro-milling machines with high-speed spindles such as HSK-E25, E32 or E40.
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Holemaking

World’s Smallest Boring Head?

With a diameter range of 0.016” to 0.276”, this boring head is well-suited for a variety of micromachining applications.
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Laser & Waterjet

The Promise of Waterjet Technology for Micromachining

The potential benefits of using waterjet technology to produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns are compelling. Developers and researchers are getting close to breaking the barriers that stand in the way of micromachining in the 150- to 200-micron range and below.
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Micro-Boring Tool Calms ‘Perfect Storm’ for Medical Parts Fabricator

In one of its first commercial applications, an Ingersoll micro-boring tool has brought process stability to a machining application that the user describes as a “perfect storm.”

Cutting a Micron at a Time

When the task is to remove very small amounts of material, this process may be the answer.

Turn/Mill

Turning to an Alternative for Small, Complex Work

The QuickTech TT-42 from Absolute Machine Tools provides many of the same advantages as a Swiss-type lathe for small, complex parts that don’t justify the use of a guide bushing.
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Keeping Watch on Small Parts

From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.

Measurement

Video: Micro Inspection at Matrix Tooling

Various inspection and measurement resources help a moldmaker produce tooling for tiny molded parts.
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An Alternate Micromachining Process for Composites

This process combines sandblasting and photolithography to enable fast machining of multiple, accurate features into composites.
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