Micro-cutting and grinding


A micromachining process used to shave the surface of an object using a byte or grinding wheel.

Compared to conventional cutting, micro-cutting is a high-precision process in which dimensions are tiny and shape and roughness are of a submicrometer order. With the recent sophistication of machine tools and cutting tools, micro-cutting is now mainly used as the final finishing stage in precision components requiring submicrometer accuracy. That is, conventionally, cutting was used in the rough cut of precision components, then abrasive machining or lapping was used for finishing to the final dimensions, shape, and roughness. Recently, however, processing to the final finish can be done by cutting only, thus improving productivity.


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Micromachining (1)