With the technology becoming more and more accessible and the increasing demand for small and complex parts, micro machining is increasingly becoming an important precision engineering technology. There are millions of micro mechanical devices used in automobiles and many other mechanical and electronic systems around the world. As a result, we see that micro machining technology has become easier to meet these needs. But what is micro machining? What are the benefits and applications of micro machining to precision engineering enterprises?
Introduction Of Micromachining
Mechanical micromachining technology refers to the manufacturing of small parts with a feature size of 0.01~10mm. It is a “small machine tool for processing small parts”. It has the characteristics of small size, low energy consumption, flexible production, high efficiency, etc. It is the most effective processing method for processing small parts of non silicon materials (such as metals, ceramics, etc.)
An important key technology of micro machining is the manufacturing of micro machining machine tools. The machining system of microcomputer bed equipment is small in size and high in spindle speed, so it is difficult to design and manufacture.
Micro machining was developed as a technology in the late 1990s to meet the growing demand for smaller and more complex parts in the semiconductor and medical industries. In addition to micro cutting, micro machining can also be realized by micro special machining technology. Using high frequency, small pulse energy and small feed EDM process, the micro car mold and the micro plastic car pressed with the mold were successfully made, with a scale of about 1mm.
Benefits Of Micromachining
The main advantage of micromachining using specialized techniques and tools is that it allows reliable repetition and efficient production of small and complex parts with strict tolerances.
Micro machining provides a single process processing method for smaller parts, so milling and turning can be completed on the same machine. This reduces delivery time and allows parts to be processed more efficiently.
Micro machining is very suitable for processing prototypes and parts with plastic and metal micro characteristics, and has many applications.
Micromachining using high spindle speed machines or Swiss type lathes has the advantage of creating cleaner cuts, more accurate dimensions and tighter tolerances to suit professional applications in the semiconductor and medical industries.
On the machine used for micro machining, larger parts can be processed with higher precision and speed. As more and more industries need these parts, the demand for smaller and more complex micro machined parts is also increasing, and micro machining will become a more important and important aspect in the work of precision engineering companies.