Mikron Tool is a Swiss company that began by making machines for the Swiss watch and ballpoint pen industries. From there, they also began to produce their own tooling to be used in the equipment they were building. Today, they are a premier supplier of solid carbide tools for small dimension machining operations. They have standard drilling products that range from .1 mm to 6 mm in size. They also have an extensive product range for threading as well as milling, chamfering, slotting and many more applications. Perhaps one of their most impressive series of tools is their CrazyDrill. In the videos of these tools running, they almost appear to be “punching” holes instead of drilling. One of the most common failures for a high production drill is that over time the very center of the drill where the two cutting edges meet begins to flatten. The unique geometry of the Mikron drills greatly reduce this wear and allow the center to keep cutting and not be pushed into the part. They have also shaped the cutting edges in a way to better protect the edges and the corner which also adds to the life of the tool. There are CrazyDrill tools to cover a wide range of materials including steel, stainless, exotics and hardened materials. They also have extended depth drills up to 50xD depending on the material to be machined.
Another part of their CrazyDrill line is the Flex Series. One of the cardinal rules for cutting tools is that carbide tools don’t bend, they break. Well, maybe not always… It would be easy to assume that a 1mm solid carbide drill would be pretty fragile. However, the Flex drill can survive a misalignment of 40% off the pilot hole and still work without breaking. These tools are designed for small diameters up to 1.2mm and can go up to 50x D. There are versions for both ferrous and stainless steels.
If you would like to test one of these tools or see how Mikron Tool might improve your production, please feel free to contact us or ask you local Tool Crib Representative. You can also see all of the latest Mikron Tool catalogs in our CATALOG LIBRARY.