4 Takeaways for Shops New to Micromachining
By taking the plunge into micro-machining, 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.
This blog is an introduction to the world of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). It explains how GD&T uses symbols to convey design intent and precise tolerances, helping engineers and manufacturers create parts with perfect fit and performance. The blog covers the importance of datums as reference points, the role of form, orientation, and location in GD&T, and the benefits of using GD&T in manufacturing processes. It also emphasizes how understanding GD&T symbols can enhance communication in the world of precision engineering. Overall, the blog aims to inspire readers to explore GD&T and revolutionize their approach to design and manufacturing.
Description: Looking to advance your career from being a machinist to becoming a toolmaker? Discover 10 practical goals to set for the New Year that will help you excel in the industry. From fostering a strong desire to improve and asking the right questions to mastering machine proficiency and taking ownership of your work, this article provides valuable insights and actionable tips for aspiring toolmakers. Learn how to enhance your skills, embrace continuous learning, and enjoy the journey of growth and development in the manufacturing field.
Valuable lessons on handling broken endmills while striving to find the perfect speeds and feeds for micromachining. With a focus on resilience, determination, and an optimistic mindset, the author guides fellow machinists through the process of adjusting variables and conducting meticulous inspections under a microscope to uncover the root causes of failure. The post emphasizes the importance of patience, methodical analysis, and the continuous pursuit of improvement. By embracing each broken endmill as an opportunity for growth and learning, machinists can triumph over adversity and achieve remarkable precision and finesse in their micromachining endeavors. This inspiring piece encourages machinists to support and learn from each other, forming a community dedicated to overcoming challenges and reaching new heights in the world of micromachining.
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