Advances in computers, telecommunications, and the internet, the demand for micromachining services, and micromachined devices, is growing in popularity across the world. As everyday devices shrink in size, so too must the components that make those devices work. The latest music devices, phones, and computers are only a few examples of machines requiring micro components. Advancements in the medical, fiber optic, and satellite industries are requiring Micromachining Companies across the world to improve their capabilities in precision. Citrogene is the leading provider of precision micromachining services, specializing in glass microfabrication, microfluidics, and more.

Benefits of Precision Micromachining

These components can be cut down to one-thousandth of a millimeter, helping make the production of tiny parts more efficient and realistic. Micromachining creates products one by one, helping to establish consistency with dimensions between parts. An added benefit is that micromachining manufacturing can be done at scale. Bulk micromachining allows manufacturers to produce a large number of components and/or devices with a short turn-around time, ultimately saving those who ordered the components/devices money.

Micromachining is utilized for the tiniest components, and you’ll always know what you’re going to get with your micromachined parts from Citrogene. Some of the industries we use micromachined parts for include:

  • Medical
  • Optical
  • Aerospace
  • Military/Defense
  • Pharmaceutical
  • And more

Additional Benefits of Micromachining

The main benefit of Micromachining using specialized techniques and tools is that it allows the reliably repeatable as efficient production of small and intricate parts that have tight tolerances. Micromachining offers a method for single process machining for smaller parts, so milling and turning can be done on the same machine. This reduces lead time and allows parts to be machined more efficiently.

Micromachining is ideal for machining prototypes and parts with micro features in both plastics and metals, and has a variety of applications. With the demand for smaller and more intricate micromachined parts increasing as more industries require these parts, it is only a matter of time before traditional manufacturer’s up-fit their facilities to produce micromachined devices and components to meet rising global demand.

Market Growth for Micromachining

Increasing market demands in the miniaturization of products and systems have sparked growth in this niche market, forecasting a strong wave of growth for micromachining. According to a report by Optech Consulting, demand for micromachined components/products is expected to increase by 7% between 2020-2025.  In 2015 the global market revenue for low power sources for material processing reached $2.9 billion, with micro processing contributing a whopping 51% of that total. These are all strong indicators of micromachining’s progression in years to come.

Citrogene: Micromachining Engineers

Citrogene is poised to help companies meet the demand, and future demand, for micromachined parts. Our proprietary micromachining processes allows Citrogene to scale our process while maintaining precision and accuracy, producing the highest quality micromachined components. Contact us to learn more about our micromachining services and capabilities.