SmalTec launches advanced micro-EDM, nano-grinding equipment

Dec. 6, 2006 — SmalTec International LLC, a Naperville, Ill., microtechnology solutions provider, announced the launch of its most advanced micro-EDM / nano-grinding equipment.

The company says its M2I7-n Micro-EDM / Nano-Grinding machine is capable of ultra-precise results, such as perfect round holes to within 0.20 micron diameter and positional tolerance, plus complex micro patterns to true 3-D contoured shapes are achievable.

The M2I7-n’s positional range of X, Y, and Z is 50 millimeters per axis, its step resolution is 10 nanometer, and its positional repeatability is 170 nanometers.

“Mechanical and electrical functions are getting more and more concentrated in a great part of industrial products,” said T. Masuzawa, Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo and founder of Masuzawa Micromachining Technology Consulting, in a prepared statement. “Micromachining is one of the important technologies which support this tendency.”

SmalTec has been offering micro-EDM and nano-grinding equipment, full-service prototyping, and micro manufacturing solutions and services for its high-tech customers since 2002. The company’s goal is to raise the bar on the industry’s precision, capabilities, and throughput.

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