Machine Ability

Today’s machining industry is positioned to support manufacturers and OEMs

In our last post, we looked at how the machining industry can help manufacturers maintain a more consistent supply chain of high quality components made in the USA.  In this post, we drill a little deeper into some current trends in machining that will be equally advantageous as the economy opens back up and OEMs seek more efficient production methods to meet growing demand.  

Time savings – Among the biggest trends in the past few years has been the use of Swiss screw precision CNC manufacturing to keep pace with OEM requirements. Swiss screw machines can meet shorter lead schedules and quicker turnaround time frames because of superior efficiency. Multi-axis machines can execute more tasks among more axes of movement in one setup, reducing the extra time and expense necessary to tear a machine down to make it ready for the next task.

Quality control – While more manufacturers may be seeking domestic suppliers to ensure consistency of supply, quality, as always, remains the number one priority. Again, technologies such as Swiss screw machining rise to the occasion. Manufacturers can count on the superior quality they need when components are made with Swiss screw machines. That’s because the Swiss screw machine better supports the stock material during production so the part moves while the tooling is stationary. There is less risk of the support material moving resulting in high precision accuracy even on small components. The machines also provide the stability demanded by machining of hard materials such as titanium and high tech alloys used in applications such as aerospace and automotive.

Reduced customer inventories – High tech machining delivers better products faster so manufacturers and OEMs can count on suppliers for the parts and components they need without carrying large inventories. Superior efficiency and high productivity of technology such as Swiss screw machining can help enhance management of procurement, lead time scheduling and quality for manufacturers and OEMs in every industry from medical devices to telecommunications.

Sheldon Precision has long taken pride in producing the highest quality components with Swiss screw machine technology. As an independent manufacturer with a talented and experienced staff, we stand ready to provide the Swiss screw machined parts you need.

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