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What is Molybdenum?

Molybdenum is a transition metal. The pure metal is silvery white in color and very hard. It has one of the highest melting points 2623°C of all pure elements.

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What is Tungsten?

Tungsten is one of only two elements with a higher melting point than Molybdenum. Common uses for Tungsten are electrodes, aircraft parts and filaments.

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Capabilities & Equipment - Precision Machine Shop

Dale Engineering is a precision CNC machine shop specializing in small to medium size components made from Molybdenum and other refractory metals. We are located in Bedford, MA and some of the industries we service are: Medical, Biotech, Electronics and Semi-Conductor Industries.

Our Precision Engineering Capabilities and Equipment Include:



  • 8 Hardinge Quest GT27 Super Precision CNC lathes
  • 13 Hardinge Quest CHNC T42 CNC lathes
  • 3 Hardinge Elite 51 CNC lathes equipped with live tooling (8” chuck/20C collet)
  • 1 Hardinge manual chucking lathe


  • 9 Fanuc Robodrill Machining Centers
  • 3 Fanuc Robodrill Machining Centers with 5 axis machining


  • 3 Fanuc Robocut wire EDM
  • 1 Current Micro Hole EDM Drilling Machine


  • 1 Harig CNC surface grinder
  • 1 Royal Master CNC centerless grinder
  • 1 Supertek surface grinder


  • 1 Sunnen honing machine


  • 2 PR-1 Hoffman Double sided lapping machine
  • 1 PR-1 Hoffman Double sided polishing machine
  • Mirror Surface Finishing

Cut off/Sawing

  • 2 DoAll C-305 automatic horizontal saw
  • 1 Grob Vertical band saw


  • 2 Hamond Rotofinish tumblers
  • 1 OTEC Disc Finishing Machine
  • 1 Bead Blasting Cabinet

Clean Room Services

  • ISO 7
  • 600 Square Foot Clean Room
  • Precision Cleaning, Packaging and Assembly
  • 9 Crest Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks
  • 2 Greco Brothers Industrial Hot Air Parts Dryers

Optical Measuring

  • 2 Nikon iNEXIV VMA-2520 - non contact multi-sensor measuring system that's lightweight and compact enough to be used in the factory, with fast, fully automatic and high accuracy features that make it ideally suited for a wide variety of industrial measuring, inspection and quality control applications. The iNEXIV is designed to measure 3D workpieces, is touch probe ready, integrates the latest imaging processing software and incorporates a new 10x optical zoom system and Laser Auto Focus option.


  • 3 Starrett HDB 400 optical comparators 10x 20x 50x 100x
  • 2 Olympus VX41 measuring microscopes capable of 10x 20x 50x 100x 200x 500x
  • Over 50 Stereo microscopes 10x 30x (1 for each work staion)

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Massachusetts based Precision CNC Machine Shop specializing in small to medium size components
made from Molybdenum, Tungsten, Titanium and other exotic metals.

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