Expanding Micromachining Capabilities

Once a shop finds its niche, it is essential that its staff keeps up with the latest technology for their favorite process and learns tips and tricks along the way to stay competitive and efficient for its customers.

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For most micro-milling work, Challenge Machine uses end mills from Performance Micro Tool. Improvement in micro-tool geometries and finishes have been key to enabling the shop to get the most out of its high-speed equipment.

Once a shop finds its niche, it is essential that its staff keeps up with the latest technology for the favorite process and learns tips and tricks along the way to stay competitive and efficient for its customers.

Follow Challenge Machine’s story of its micromachining journey and some lessons learned along the way in an article titled “Micromachining Evolution.” Approximately 80 percent of this 18-person shop’s work involves machining prototypes and producing small batches of parts with micro features in both plastics and metals. It uses tools as small as 0.001 inch in diameter for some jobs. Click here to read the article.