Zone: Micromachining

OVERVIEW: Machining tiny parts and features with small tools and precision machines.

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A small part, machined from plastic, is balanced on a pencil tip.

Fundamentals Can Go a Long Way

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

Hardinge SV 200

Effective Plastic Machining Requires Effective Chip Control

Clean, burr-free cutting is fundamental to competitiveness for a shop that specializes in micro-machining complex geometry from some of the softest materials in the industry. ...MORE

Big Kaiser RBX12

Air Spindle Enables Micromachining on Existing Machines

Big Kaiser’s RBX12 air-drive spindle achieves variable rotational speed of 100,000 to 120,000 rpm and enables existing machines to be upgraded for high-speed micromachining. ...MORE

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Machining Micro Parts for Medical

This shop’s micromachining needs, primarily for medical components, ultimately led to the development of a new multifunction turning center platform geared toward producing tiny parts complete. ...MORE

Makino iQ300

VMC Makes Big R&D Strides on Micro Applications

Waters Corp. needed to develop extremely tight-tolerance prototypes quickly, so the company upgraded to a Makino iQ300 VMC to produce complex, low-volume part concepts for R&D. ...MORE