When we say small, it means that micromachining could produce parts that are a only 1/1000th of a millimeter in dimensions. In the world of integrated circuits the special type of micromachining, referred to lithography is used to produce pieces layer-by-layer.
Micromachining comes of “milling,” which refers to the use of specific machines that drill and cut. Micromachining may also be known under the name of micro/meso Scale Mechanical Manufacturing, or “M4”.
This type of machining is said to be more precise and produce smaller parts than processes using silicon. With lithography being able to create parts in 1/10 to one hundredth of an inch, M4 machines are able to produce 1/1000-1/100,000.
Through “batch processing,” the functions on each component cannot be managed at the same time. To keep with dimensional consistency M4 creates parts in one step. It allows smaller features, and the highest levels of precision. 32uhjj4u8f.