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Micro Milling Machine

To create or manufacture parts based on x,y coordinates you need a mill. While a lathe is great for cylindrical type parts, there are some things it just can't do. This is where a mill comes in. Experienced machinists are familiar with Bridgeports or similar knee mills. Those machines are quite large and just too big for the average benchtop hobby guy. The Micro mill shown here is a good deal for those guys wanting high accuracy but a much smaller form factor.
image of a proxxon micromilling machine model 34108

Proxxon 34108 Micro Mill

  • Motor: 110-120V, single-phase
  • Locking Quill & Headstock
  • 3 Collets (15/64", 5/16", 25/64")
  • Locking Levers
  • Table size: 10-5/8" x 3-5/32"
  • X axis travel: 6-11/16"
  • Y axis travel : 2-9/16"
  • Overall Height: 20"
  • Headstock Swivel: 360º
  • Speeds: 280, 550, 870, 1,250, 1,700, 2,500 rpm
  • Handwheel graduated in .002"
  • Machine Weight: 41 Lbs

Micro Machining brings larger metal working machines down to Size (A Small Form Factor)

Why fill your garage with a bunch of large expensive metal working machines when all you need is a smaller form factor? For less that the cost of one larger machine, you could have a COMPLETE micro machining center that sits on a workbench.

Micro Lathe

While mini benchtop lathes are littler versions of traditional machine shop metal working lathes, Micro lathes are even smaller yet. These micro turning machines appeal to home hobbyists, machinists, inventors and tinkers that want accuracy and repeatability but don't want to fill up the garage with large expensive machines.
image of a micro lathe by proxxon model 34004
Micro Lathe 34004 by Proxxon
  • 3 Jaw Chuck (5/64" - 2-43/64" capacity)
  • Headstock Spindle: 11/32" bore
  • Number of speeds: 3
  • Cast Iron Bed
  • Spindle taper: MT#1
  • Range of speeds: 100 - 3000 RPM
  • Live Center
  • Scale Divisions: .001"
  • Automatic Feed
  • Machine Weight: 30 Lbs
A micro lathe can easily sit on a workbench along with other complimentary mini machining tools. If your project requirements are small, then one of these machines could easily fit the bill.

Micro Mill/Drill Head to create a Micro Combo Lathe/Mill

Add a milling machine head to a micro lathe and you get a combo machine that does the work of two machines. Keep in mind that this type of machine has it's limitations but it also has it's advantages as well. If you find the need to mill flats or grooves on cylindrical parts, this could be the accessory that makes you smile big time.
image of a proxxon micro mill/drill/lathe combo head.

Proxxon 34103 Mill-Drill Head

Proxxon mill/drill head PF230 converts your 34004 Proxxon lathe into a machining center. The mill/drill head PF230 comes with a column size 1-3/8-Inch by 15-3/4-Inch (35 by 400mm) including the necessary mounting bracket and bolts to attach it to the micro lathe.

Micro Drill Press Drilling Machine

When it comes to drilling holes, the best way to drill with repeatability and precision is with a drill press. Drilling micro holes is no small feat either and takes special equipment. Look at this drill machine and I'll bet you can see how this would make that next drilling project go easy as pie...
image of a proxxon micro drill press model 38128

Proxxon 38128 TBM Micro Drill Machine

  • Table size: 8-21/32" x 4-23/32" (220 x 120 mm)
  • Column: 11" high (280 mm) x 3/4" (20 mm) diameter
  • Speeds:3 (1,800, 4,700 and 8,500) rpm
  • Quill: 1-1/4" (32 mm) dia with return spring
  • Throat Depth: (column to drill spindle) 5-1/2" (140 mm)
  • Max. Height: (worktable surface to spindle end) is 5-1/2" (140 mm)
  • Includes: 6 triple slit collets for shaft sizes ranging from 1/32", 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 7/64" and 1/8" (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.4, 3.0, 3.2 mm).

Micro Mini Band Saw Cutoff Machine

Cutting material just prior to machining is a necessity. You could get material in smaller formats ('cut-to-length') but you'll pay extra for it. Most guys prefer to buy their raw material in standard lengths and then cut what they need just before milling and/or turning their parts to spec. Yes, a hacksaw could do the trick but why kill your arm when there's a machine to do that for you? If your need for cutting materials include irregular shapes, then a mini saw like this might be the ticket. If on the other hand, you tend to cut regular lengths and want to do something else while the saw is cutting away, then you may be interested in an automatic Bandsaw that will shut off when the cut is complete. Both band saws have their advantages.
image of a proxxon micro band saw model 37172

Proxxon 37172 Micro Band Saw

  • Speed: 395 to 820 ft./minute (with feedback control)
  • Throat Depth: 5-29/32 inch with maximum work piece height of 3-13/32 inch
  • Table size 7-7/8 inch x 8-11/16 inch
  • 110-120V AC, 60 HZ
  • Includes 42" x 13/64" x 1/64" (1065 x 0,5 x 0,4 mm) band saw blade (14 TPI) and adapter to connect with vacuum cleaner
  • Optional Coolant Kit, number 28188 available for wet cutting

The Ultimate Micro Machining Workshop

Some guys like to add to their workshop piece by piece while others want everything all at once. If you're one of the later or just simply want to extend a few pieces that you already have, then take a look at this setup. Add a band saw and you have all the essentials for a great Micro Machining Center that will easily fit on a workbench.
image of a complete micro machining center
Includes deluxe 4400-series 3.5 x 8 lathe and deluxe 2000-series 8-direction vertical milling machine with 16 base. Both machines feature adjustable zero handwheels. Total shop accessory package includes the following items:
  • 3.1 3-jaw lathe chuck
  • ¼ and 3/8 Jacobs drill chucks
  • Steady rest - Live center - Cutoff tool and holder
  • 3-pc. HSS cutting tool set
  • Step block hold-down set
  • 5/32 hex t-driver
  • 3-pc. center drill set - Fly cutter - mill collet set
  • Boring head - Boring tool - 3/8 end mill holder
  • 6-pc 3/8 double-ended end mill set
  • Milling vise - Rotary table - -Tilting angle table
  • Safety glasses - Sherline Accessories
  • Shop Guide book plus 48-page color instruction manual
  • Made in USA, one year warranty
  • Ships in three boxes: Lathe, Mill and Accessories.