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Published: 6/2/2020

Speed Matters in Microtooling Applications

A variety of tooling spindle options brings micromachining work within reach for shops looking to expand their capabilities.

Published: 5/12/2020

Measuring the Merit of Ceramic Cutters

In testing new ceramic microtools, a precision dynamometer ensures that cutting forces are measured precisely so tool performance parameters can be determined. 

Published: 4/20/2009

Micro-Drilling: 9 Questions to Answer Before Beginning

Applications for micromachining continue to grow. Successful machining with small tools calls for a different set of process skills on the shop floor.

Published: 8/1/2019

5 Tips for Making the Switch to Micromachining

Working at the micro-level requires changing the way you approach machining parts, and these tips can help you avoid pitfalls.

Published: 5/30/2019

Bridging a Skills Gap with Micromachining

As experienced model makers aged out of the jewelry industry, R&D Manufacturing found a faster alternative to hand crafting in Datron’s Neo micro milling machine. It all came down to rpm. 

Published: 5/16/2019

Burr-Free Micro Thread Whirling

Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-...

Published: 1/24/2019

High-End Watchmaker Eliminates Offshoring with Five-Axis Machining Center

Instead of shipping small components from overseas, a watchmaker was able to accommodate increased demand by purchasing a used five-axis machining center.

Published: 9/24/2018

4 Takeaways for Shops New to Micromachining

By taking the plunge into micromachining, one Minnesota micro molding and machining shop now specializes in the design and production of parts 0.015 inch and smaller. Here is that story and the lessons learned in the process.

Published: 7/20/2018

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Machining

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. ...

Published: 9/28/2017

What Should You Consider When Turning Micro Parts on a Lathe?

Various factors, including the machine, cutting tools and operator, must be taken into consideration to turn very small parts.