Ultra Precision Micromachining Solutions
Our micromachining manufacturing services technology allows for enable the fabrication of precision machined parts and components too small for traditional machining methods.
Micromachining is ideal for manufacturing complex parts and components that require tight tolerances and surface finishes. We can create pieces with dimensions down to 0.002 inches.
We understand that high accuracy is critical for certain applications. Therefore, we use utilize advanced equipment and processes to ensure accuracy and repeatability in our work. As a result, you can trust us to deliver quality parts that meet your lead times..
• Higher precision and speed than traditional machining
• Capable of working with difficult-to-machine plastics
• Excellent, cost-effective solution for early product development
• Produces high-quality components
What is Micro Machining?
Micromachining is a process that uses high-speed, high-precision micro tools with geometrically defined cutting edges to make devices or features with at least some of their dimensions in the micrometer range.
This manufacturing process is precise and accurate, ideal for creating micro-cut parts with great detail, such as medical devices, semiconductor chips, and micromechanical sensors.
Common Applications for Micro Machining
Micromachining is often used to produce semiconductor devices, optical components, and medical devices. Semiconductor devices require micromachining for various features such as wafer dicing and packaging. Optical components need micromachining for applications such as lens polishing and fiber alignment. In the medical industry, micromachining is used for various purposes, including creating stents and catheters.
Medical & Healthcare
Micromachining is a critical technology for the medical industry, where it is used to produce surgical implants and devices. This technology allows for the fabrication of tiny parts and features essential for many medical applications.
Aerospace & Defense
Micromachining produces critical components for aircraft and missiles in the aerospace and defense industry. These components must meet stringent tolerances and withstand extreme temperatures and pressures.
Micromachining can be used to create very small parts for various industrial applications. For example, industrial companies can use micro-machined parts in the automotive industry to create sensors and other components that are difficult to manufacture with traditional methods.
Benefits of Micromachining
• Plastics such as ABS, PAI (Torlon), PC, PMMA, and PTFE
• Dimensional tolerances of +/- .005 mm (.0002 in)
• Accurate components weighing less than 0.1 g (.0035 oz)
• Implantable and non-implantable components
• Wall thicknesses as low as .08 mm (.003 in)
• Lens (optical) quality components
• Vapor polishing and deburring
• Annealing (stress relieving)
Overall, micromachining is a versatile technology that companies can use in various applications.
Our Micromachining Process
Our process employs state-of-the-art machines to mill, lathe, or Swiss machine your project to perfection. We work with all types of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites, to create parts and features that meet your specifications.
Our team is experienced in machining all types of materials With well over a decade of providing machining services we have worked with all types of materials, which means we can make parts and features from any material you need. So whether you’re looking for toughness, strength, malleability, or other properties, we can find the suitable material for your project.
We have the know-how to take your idea from prototype through production.
Common Materials Used
Micromachining is the process of manufacturing small parts with exact dimensions. Materials are typically made from metals, alloys, and ceramics using various cutting tools to remove material in a controlled manner.
Micro molding is also a way to make small parts, but most of the time engineering-grade plastics are used and different injection-molding techniques are used to make net or near-net shapes.
Micromachining is often the better choice for creating complex shapes because of its versatility. For example, micro machines can create sharp edges and straight walls, which is impossible with other micro-manufacturing processes.
We use high-performance thermoplastic materials such as PEEK, PPS, PEI, and LCP; and other plastics including ABS, PAI, PC, PMMA, and PTFE. We can also work with magnetic materials used in gear assemblies, and custom and proprietary compounds of our customers.
Yes! We’ve done anything from quantities of one part to 1,000 parts for prototype testing quantities. If you just want to make one part to test the design, we can do that, too.
Yes! Sometimes a customer’s production quantities aren’t high enough to make the transition to molding and the capital investment doesn’t justify manufacturing a mold for the part. That’s why we offer the higher machining quantities until they reach the threshold that would make molding cost-effective.
For customers with low quantities, the component will get machined first. As quantities increase, it becomes more cost-effective to do molding. We can recommend design modifications early in the process to determine whether it’s feasible to the machine first, and then mold later on for larger quantities. Maintaining a consistent design also reduces the risk of failure of the part in the application.
Customer Success Stories
Two leading medical device companies approached Mikrotech after experiencing quality issues with their current suppliers. We started by reviewing and improving the tool design for the micro mold. We were able to improve tool life and the overall quality of the part. We also developed a new production process that reduced waste and lowered costs.
As a result, we were able to provide the companies with a product that met their high standards and met their delivery.
– Customer #1
Another healthcare company approached us about producing a component for their minimally invasive surgical device. Due to the resin and part size, several injection molding companies declined to quote this complex component. Within 6 months, we worked with the client to design, launch, and validate this component.
– Customer #2