Miniature parts with high accuracy and precision are increasingly in demand for various industries. Microturning is a process for fabrication of such miniaturized parts with features that range from tens of micrometres to a few millimetres. In this present study commercially available Oxygen Free High Conductivity (OFHC) copper rods have been microturned using cermet inserts of 0.1mm nose radius. The effects of machining parameters on the surface generated have been discussed. Scanning electron microscope images of worn out inserts and machined surfaces are analysed to ascertain the wear mechanism and study the nature of the surface generated.