MICROMACHINING

Deburring

Controlling Burr Formation within Small Intersecting Holes

A reader struggles with burrs between intersecting holes 1 mm and less in diameter. MMS Online’s micromachining expert offers advice.
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Aerospace

What's the Best Process for Machining a Precise Hole in Aluminum?

This small hole is actually large enough that any of three different processes might be used.
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Toolholders

The Importance of Float During Micro Reaming

Micro reamers require a floating holder to compensate for any machine positioning inaccuracies.
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New Waterjet Technology Offers Micromachining Alternative

Micro Waterjet LLC offers a machine that overcomes the lack of positioning accuracy and limited cutting stream control that have historically barred waterjet from work at the micro scale.
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Small Parts Have Big Impact

Advanced micromachining capabilities have had a monumental effect on the way parts are produced. But as parts continue to get smaller, complexities increase, as do corresponding tolerance requirements.

VMCs

Hard Milling Isn’t Just High Speed Machining

Milling complex forms in hardened tool steel involves more than just fast, light cuts, says this maker of medical-related injection molds. Here are some of the ingredients of an effective hard milling process.
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Micro Measuring

Making micro sized parts is one thing; measuring them is another.

Cutting Tools

When to Mill Keeps Changing

Technology improvements steadily expand the range of tool and die parts that justify high speed machining.
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CAD/CAM

It Takes Firm Resolution To Master The Micro

This shop’s experience of successfully machining a micro aneurysm clip in silicon nitride ceramic points out the need to have CAD, CAM and CNC capability at high resolution—plus the commitment to pull it all together.
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Micro-Drilling Calls for Considerations

“Tiny” usually comes to mind when the term “micro” is used. So it is easy to assume that micromachining equates to very small parts found in the medical and electronics manufacturing industries.