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Making a Big Difference with Micro-Machined Parts

When a specialized engineering firm needed tiny custom parts for equipment that measures flow and pressure in pipelines, they gave us a call. Here's how we helped them manufacture more than 3,000 of them.

Laser Cutting
Value Added Services
Custom Tooling
316 Stainless Steel

the Project

Our customer, a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colorado, needed more than 3,000 custom parts for equipment that measured flow and pressure in pipelines. The parts were to be miniscule—no more than the size and thickness of a dime. Our job was to cut the parts from 14-gauge 316 stainless steel and ship them to our customer. There, each part would be welded onto an identically shaped extrusion to serve as an end cap.

The Problem

The customer’s design called for the parts to be machined with intricate details, which made the job even more complicated.

Delivering an
End-to-End Solution

To meet our customer's specifications, we used laser cutting to process the parts from sheets of 14-gauge 316 stainless steel. After the tiny parts were cut, we deburred, milled, and tumbled them for clean edges and a smooth finish. We added the intricate details in our on-site CNC machine shop to complete the project.

The Outcome

Our Bystronic Byspeed laser allowed us to efficiently complete the job and ship the finished parts to our customer on schedule. Although diminutive, these parts will make a big difference in the functionality of our customer’s product.

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