“I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but it’s really those small things that make the big difference.” – Chad Hurley, American Mogul

How small is small? Let’s start by talking about how we measure the smallest of small parts. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures uses the very small ‘micrometre’ measurement (spelled ‘micrometer’ in the United States), which is commonly referred to as a ‘micron’. A micron is equivalent to one-thousandth of a millimeter, 0.001mm, or approximately 0.000039 inch. For comparison, the width of a strand of spider web silk ranges from 3-8 microns, the thickness of plastic cling wrap is 10-12 microns, a grain of table salt is approximately 100 microns, the thickness of a human hair can be anywhere from 17-181 microns.

Saturn Industries specializes in Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) and Micro EDMing for the electronics, automotive, medical, textiles, aerospace, and industrial equipment industries, and also offers engineering consultations and design assistance. Working closely with our clients to provide the very best product is key to our success. We provide custom EDM machining and can help develop and manufacture prototypes for that single critical component, or for multiple high-volume production runs. We provide precision workmanship with quick turnarounds to meet your production deadlines.

Our parts are machined to the closest tolerances. Three-dimensional micro parts can be produced in both simple and complex shapes in the size and finish you need with no measurable recast or burrs, and surface finishes as low as 0.05 microns. We can produce high-precision micro holes as small as 10 microns and deep holes up to 100X hole diameter. We can even micro EDM difficult to machine materials such as hardened steel, titanium, tungsten carbide and even some ceramics. (Want to order readymade EDM products? Check out our online store!)

Saturn Industries specializes in Micro EDM to meet the growing demand for precision micro holes and micro forms in small and miniature parts. Our highly skilled staff, with over 80 years of combined experience, takes great pride in their EDM experience and craftsmanship. In addition to offering state of the art 3D, multi-axis CNC micro EDMing and 3D micro EDM milling, Saturn Industries can also provide wire EDM (400mm thick, 30 degree taper), EDM drilling and sinker services as well as complimentary conventional machining resources.

Discover the possibilities of micro machining! Contact us today to request a quote or to learn more.