Entries by Imach

Conducting the Swiss Turning Orchestra

It’s little wonder that there are so few manufacturers in North America offering Swiss turning services. Doing Swiss-style machining right is both an art and a science. Like conducting an orchestra, there are many “moving parts” – both in the literal and figurative senses – that must all come together perfectly to create a well-crafted component.

Process of Micro Machining Hard Materials

At Integral Machining Ltd., we love a good challenge… and few things are more challenging than working with tough, brittle, and just downright hard metals. It’s obvious why an engineer would want parts made from seriously hard materials like 4130 alloy steel or 17-4 stainless steel, but that still requires a process that can handle such substances.

Swiss Machining Services for Long Parts

For over twenty years, we’ve built the reputation of Integral Machining on doing what other North American machining companies cannot. We were the first company on the continent to deploy Swiss machining services, and that put us far ahead of the curve in custom-machining extremely small diameter, long length parts.

Get the Best in Micro Machining Quality Control

Smaller. Thinner. Lighter. This has been the mantra for both consumer and professional products since at least the 1980s, and it shows no signs of changing. Even highly complicated machinery and electronics today can be almost absurdly tiny, to the point it would have seemed like science fiction a few decades ago.

The Challenges in Bringing Top-Grade Swiss Turning Services in Canada

When we purchased our first Swiss-style Tsugami lathe in 1991, it was virtually impossible to find quality Swiss turning services in Canada. Even though at the time many industries were already looking towards miniaturization and micro pieces, solutions on the North American continent were effectively nonexistent. Vendors who needed high-precision, small-scale, complex components had to […]

Modern Machine Shop Cover Story, July 2016

Modern Machine Shop came to our facility in May to see what we’re up to. We are proud to share with you the cover story for the July, 2016 edition which focuses on our transition, challenges, and lessons learned while moving into the micro machining market.   Click here to read the article.