Micro-Machining Process

By on December 12th, 2009 in blog


Swiss-based BESTinCLASS, developers of the very cool Micro-Machining Process  (MMP), have come to terms with EOS, makers of laser-sintering equipment for exclusive use of MMP in the UK. We’re a little puzzled, since we heard earlier that BESTinCLASS had awarded exclusivity to First Surface.

Nevertheless, we believe this finishing process is quite interesting. The process apparently uses a combination of mechanical, physical and chemical techniques against a surface. Key features:

  • Surface finishes can be controlled selectively up to a mirror-like polish
  • Costs and turnaround times are predictable and controlled
  • Finishes can be reproduced to industrial standards for multiple parts
  • Treated parts are free from contamination

You can see the results in the image above.

We wonder whether MMP could be used on metal 3D printed objects? Or better yet, included as a feature in 3D printers. That capability would certainly raise the profile of 3D printing outside of the technically-oriented early adopters, because smooth finishes appear more professional to the uninitiated.

And everyone loves shiny objects.


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. Thanks for the micro machining info. You mention 3D printing. That is a fascinating new field. I can see a time in the very near future when 3D object creation will be cheaply available to the home hobbyist. Then everyone can make their own shiny things.

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