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WATCH: What is a micron?

January 16, 2018

Big technical projects rely on small parts. To satisfy the needs of the most demanding manufacturers, Brandauer produce thousands of components a day, many of which are tiny and all of which are very, very precise.

But just how small? And just how precise? Watch the video and find out more about the fascinating world of the micron:



Thinner than a human hair


A micron is an extremely small unit of measurement – exactly one millionth of a meter. To give you an idea of just how small that is, a human hair is 50 microns thick. The machines in Brandauer’s factory are accurate to a tolerance of around 20 microns, and manufacture components of this precision 1.5 million times a day. That’s a lot of machines, making a lot of parts, with almost no room for error!


Components in high demand


Precision is especially important when it comes to small components, and some of the world’s emerging markets are reliant on companies like Brandauer producing these micron-accurate parts. Some of the most in-demand are Electrical Steel Laminations, which are used in the engines of electric cars. With our capacity for large quantities of small products, Brandauer are your reliable partners for ambitious projects.


Meet the experts behind this world-class micro stamping capability


Our next big event is Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 18 (6th-8th Feb). You can catch us on Stand H200 or, if you would like to book an appointment to visit us, drop us a note to

Get in touch with us at Brandauer for a tour of our 45,000-square foot factory, or for more information on our capabilities.


January 16, 2018

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