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Demand for Swiss screw technology grows as manufacturers call for greater precision and efficiency.

The roots of Swiss screw technology can be traced back more than 150 years when Swiss watchmakers created the machines to make small precision screws. Today, the latest generation of Swiss screw technology is used around the world to manufacture every kind of component imaginable, in industries from aerospace and automotive to electronics and medical devices. Obviously, the machines are not just for screws anymore, but the name stuck.

Whatever you call them, the market for Swiss screw machines is projected to continue growing as more manufacturers recognize the difference the technology can make for their operations. Advantages of Swiss screw over traditional machining include:

Efficiency – Unlike a typical lathe, Swiss screw machines can perform several operations with multiple spindles and cutting tools. They can execute more tasks among more axes of movement in one setup, reducing time and labor to meet shorter lead schedules with quicker turnaround.

PrecisionSwiss screw machines better support 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.

Versatility – The machines meet a wide range of material needs, so they are ideal for components made of titanium, copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and other high-tech alloys.

An ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 registered company, 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.

For more information on how we can help with your specific applications, contact Sheldon Precision today. Contact