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VMC Makes Big R&D Strides on Micro Applications
Modern Machine Shop

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.

May 2015 Slideshow: Micromachining
Modern Machine Shop

With a focus on equipment for machining very small workpieces and features, this month’s product spotlight runs the gamut from micro drills to waterjets to dedicated micromachining centers.

May 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Micromachining
Modern Machine Shop

From cutting tools to waterjets, this slideshow highlights equipment suitable for micromachining.

Waterjet Cuts Delicate, Complex Patterns
Modern Machine Shop

Omax’s MicroMax JetMachining Center is capable of cutting micron-level parts or features from materials including exotic metals, composites, polymer thermoplastics and glass.

Micromachining Center for Die/Mold Applications
Modern Machine Shop

Available from Methods Machine Tools, the Yasda YMC 430 Ver. II micromachining center is designed for precise manufacturing and high-quality surface finishes required on small, complex features in components, dies and molds for applications in the medical and semiconductor industries.

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OVERVIEW:
Micromachining

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Machining (via the machine tool and cutting tool) shapes metal workpieces. Understanding both traditional and advanced machining techniques is critical to overcoming the various dimensional and finish challenges associated with mold machining. Processes include milling, drilling, grinding, high-speed machining, five-axis, hard milling, micro machining, large mold machining, multi-tasking, waterjet and laser. Workholding is also important.
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