Zone: Micromachining

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

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cable connector

Micron-Tolerance Machining Means Never Looking Back

Different tools and machining strategies have driven this shop to seek new efficiencies beyond its most demanding work and most capable machining center. ...MORE

Cincom L12-type VII

Advancing to Micromachining on a CNC Swiss Lathe

By moving up from a standard lathe to a Swiss-type machine, this company can now bid on making small, complex parts it wasn’t able to in the past, while also slashing cycle times on legacy parts. ...MORE

GF Machining Solutions to Acquire Micromachining Specialist Microlution

The move is part of GF’s expansion strategy to target industries such as aerospace and medical. ...MORE

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