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Swiss Screw Machining

Swiss Screw Machining

CNC Swiss screw machining is the process of machining using a Swiss screw machine, also called a sliding head lathe, to produce tight-tolerance, and fine detail components. The machines are capable of continuous high-volume, round-the-clock production, which is what makes the technology so advantageous.

The machining process is highly efficient since it moves the material and the tool at the same time, while having secondary capabilities such as slotting, drilling, and taping available. By supporting the material very near the cutting tool, it eliminates the chatter caused by micro-deflections of the material, resulting in higher accuracy and improved overall quality.

Inspired by the same process that Swiss watch industry used to manufacture extremely intricate and highly repeatable watch components, our equipment produces highly accurate components with a speed, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness that is not easily matched through conventional machining.

Swiss machining is ideal for medical, defense, and a wide variety of commercial applications such as robotics, automation, aerospace, and energy. Within the medical field components that are traditionally used for surgical instruments and implantable devices are often ideally suited for Swiss screw machines.

Our machining center allows us to support a broad range of materials such as aluminum, brass, stainless steel, carbon steel, tool steel, Inconel, copper, nickel-based alloys, tungsten, Invar, Nitinol, Molybdenum, titanium, and plastics, with stock size maximum machining diameters of 16mm (5/8 inch), 20mm (25/32 inch), and 32mm (1-1/4 inch) accordingly.

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