Powering Innovation

Swiss screw technology keeps pace with needs of growing hybrid and electric vehicle market.

The market for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid-electric vehicles in the United States has grown significantly in recent years and is expected to continue to grow at a rapid pace over the next decade. Environmental concerns, more vehicle choices, improved battery technology, government policies, and other factors will drive this growth and open up new opportunities in the supply chain for component manufacturers.

EVs require components that are durable, lightweight, and made with materials such as titanium, lithium, and cobalt, to name a few. Electric motors, power inverters, transmissions, chargers, and thermal systems call for precision parts, large and small, with tight tolerances, to make EV innovation possible. In addition, an increase in the need for charging stations and related installations will increase demand for new components.

As EVs charge into a changing automotive market, Swiss screw technology can put manufacturers in the driver’s seat for pulling ahead with new opportunities. Here are some advantages of Swiss screw machining for the components in the EV market.

Precision –Swiss 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 even on small components.

Materials – Swiss screw machines also provide the stability demanded by machining of hard materials such as titanium, cobalt and high-tech alloys used in EV applications such as motors and transmissions.

Efficiency – 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.

Prototypes – In the rapidly changing EV environment, manufacturers are bringing products to market faster. Swiss screw machines can be used for both prototype research and development as well as high-volume production, enabling manufacturers and their contracting partners to quickly turnaround prototypes to full production.

Sheldon Precision is an independent manufacturer with a talented and experienced staff, producing critical parts and components for a broad range of industries across the country and worldwide. For more information on how our Swiss screw expertise can help with your specific applications, contact Sheldon Precision today. 

Team Quality

Swiss screw technology and quality control specialists pursue perfection on every job.

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First, Swiss screw machining delivers superior precision for critical components due to the exceptional stability of the bar stock in the Swiss screw manufacturing process.  Next, a state-of-the-art quality control department inspects the finished components in a rigorous process combining best practices and advanced equipment. 

That’s how manufacturers such as Sheldon Precision are meeting the strictest quality standards in industries from aerospace and defense to telecommunications and medical products. 

How it’s done right at Sheldon.

As an ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 registered company, Sheldon Precision has a rigorous quality process that involves every employee, from the production line to the QC department. It is part of our company culture with a common goal of zero errors and a shared pride in an outstanding track record in quality.

The technology.

We combine control plan methodology and statistical process control with advanced equipment including:

  • Automated gauging
  • Laser inspection
  • On-Line Laser Micrometers
  • Automated Inspection Systems

The experience.

Our staff has years of experience in not only in Swiss screw machining but also with the type of quality control demanded by today’s high-tech manufacturers. They understand the statistical tools and sophisticated software used to monitor quality and generate data required by the customer. Best of all, they are passionate about what they do.

For more information on how our Swiss screw machining expertise and superior quality processes can help with your specific applications, contact Sheldon Precision today. 

Military Precision

Swiss Screw technology enhances defensive weapons, firearms, and guidance systems in military applications

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The United States defense sector is on the cutting edge of military technology, producing state-of-the-art equipment for land, sea, and air use. These military applications demand the highest precision and exacting tolerances from the components that go into defensive weapons, guidance systems, and other technology used by our armed forces.

Swiss screw technology helps military suppliers answer the call.

  • One of the top advantages of Swiss screw machining is better support for all stock material. This is because the part moves while the tooling is stationary. The result is reduced risk of the support material moving and superior accuracy of the component.

Swiss style tools also use a process called guide bushing which enhances rigidity, thus producing superior tolerances military components demand.

Swiss style machines can handle very small parts and offer a perfect option for military components in firearms and defensive weaponry. Swiss screw can produce long runs of small, complex parts faster and more cost-effectively than traditional machines.

Swiss screw machines can make complex parts using simultaneous operations – three or four tool can cut at the same time, for unmatched efficiency.

Recent supply chain challenges impacted the defense industry just as they affected all U.S. manufacturers. Military suppliers are now putting strategies in place on how to source components and raw materials should supply disruptions continue or reoccur. Swiss screw technology aligns well with those strategies with advantages that include:

  • Even the most complex, intricate parts can be produced faster and with outstanding efficiency, saving time in the production schedule.
  • The technology offers versatility to handle the many materials required by military components including titanium, copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and other high-tech alloys.

Sheldon Precision is an independent manufacturer with a talented and experienced staff, producing critical parts and components for a broad range of industries across the country and worldwide.

For more information on how our Swiss screw expertise can help with your specific military applications, contact Sheldon Precision today.  Contact

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A Blueprint for 2023

Manufacturers can put Swiss Screw technology on the drawing board to help with production challenges

Predictions for manufacturing In the year ahead might best be described in one word – uncertainty. 

Of course, there will be challenges, but the manufacturing industry has exceeded expectations over the past few years. So, there is reason for optimism. Whatever happens, manufacturers will need to be prepared for several key issues including:

Supply chain – While supply chain challenges are improving, U.S. manufacturers are focused on resiliency – putting strategies in place on how to source components and raw materials should supply disruptions continue or reoccur.

Workforce – There is an expanding skills gap in manufacturing, as older, more skilled workers retire, and replacement employees are harder to find. Outsourcing production of some components may be part of the solution.

Economic outlook – Economists are still somewhat unclear on what to expect in 2023. Talk of recession is balanced by strong job reports. Whatever happens, manufacturers need to look for ways to be nimble and responsive to changing conditions, while working more efficiently than ever. 

One thing is certain in 2023 – Swiss screw technology can help companies boost productivity, increase efficiency, and reduce turnaround time for all kinds of manufactured components. Industries from aerospace and medical devices to defense and telecommunications recognize the advantages of Swiss screw precision machining for their operations. These include:

Productivity – Swiss screw technology delivers exceptional speed and accuracy in the production of end-use components as well as turnaround for prototypes. 

Precision – Swiss screw machining meets the most challenging tolerance requirements due to its exceptional stability in the manufacturing process. The machines better support the stock material during production, so the part moves while the tooling is stationary resulting in high precision accuracy. 

Versatility – With up to 6-axis machining capabilities, Swiss screw machines can produce complex, intricate parts. The technology offers positioning for component features such as cutting, drilling, and tapping that might otherwise have to be machined separately.

Sheldon Precision is an independent manufacturer with a talented and experienced staff, producing critical parts and components for a broad range of industries across the country and worldwide.

For more information on how our Swiss screw expertise can help with your specific applications, contact Sheldon Precision today. Contact 

Going The Distance

Swiss Screw technology keeps pace with growing demand in telecommunications 

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From fixed microwave links to wireless data transmission to mobile broadband services, the telecommunications industry continues to expand, as more innovations connect our world. While we may take it for granted while texting on a cell phone or watching a streaming video, telecommunications technology calls for precision components to ensure uninterrupted service over great distances. Swiss screw technology has what it takes to keep up and enhance these innovations in telecommunications.

Swiss screw machining offers several advantages in producing critical components used in the telecommunications industry. These include but are not limited to:

Superior accuracy – The components required in a telecommunications system demand the highest accuracy to perform to the highest standards. So they must meet exacting physical tolerances. Swiss screw technology can meet such tolerance requirements because of exceptional stability in the manufacturing process. Swiss screw machines better support the stock material during production because the part moves while the tooling is stationary. The technology can deliver high precision accuracy on even the smallest telecommunications component.

Time-savings – Swiss screw machines have the ability to perform three or four operations simultaneously such as cutting, drilling, and tapping, that might otherwise have to be machined separately. Even complex, intricate parts can be produced faster and with outstanding efficiency, ideal for prototyping and saving time in the production schedule.

Flexibility – Telecommunication systems use a wide variety of materials to create wire, radio, optical, and satellite technologies. Swiss screw machining is ideal for components made of titanium, copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and other high-tech alloys required.

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

Air speed

Rapid innovation in the aerospace industry means soaring demand for high precision components.

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Innovation in the aerospace industry is a non-stop flight of new technologies in commercial air travel and now, more than ever, space exploration. Private companies such as SpaceX are introducing new ways for private citizens to travel in space. NASA is working on spacecraft technology to smash asteroids and there is talk of returning to the moon. Meanwhile, airlines strive to meet increasing consumer demand, pent up during the pandemic and now taking off as air travel gets back to some sense of normal.

All the innovations launched in the industry require that manufacturers work with the utmost efficiency to reduce cycle times and speed time to market. And that means a need for superior quality, high-precision components quickly. Swiss screw technology is on board and ready to help manufacturers make their connections to the components they need with a number of advantages.

On schedule – Swiss screw machines can meet shorter lead schedules and quicker turnaround time frames in the aerospace industry, offering unmatched efficiency. Multi-axis Swiss machines can execute more operations in one setup – drilling, cutting, milling, etc. – reducing cycle times and set-up expense.

First class qualitySwiss screw machines better support the stock material during production of aerospace components, so the part moves while the tooling is stationary. There is less risk of the support material moving resulting in superior quality and high precision accuracy.

Material flexibility – It’s all systems go when it comes to Swiss technology’s versatility. The machines meet a wide range of material needs such as titanium, copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and high-tech alloys used in aerospace applications.

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.

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Market Watch

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

Power Surge

Forecasts for continued growth in electronics manufacturing drive increased interest in Swiss screw technology.

You only need to look around your home or office to understand why forecasts in the electronic components industry call for steady and continued growth. Smart phones and TVs. Laptops and tablets. The GPS system in your car. New hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs). Even your refrigerator.

All these products depend on the ready availability of high-precision and high-reliability electronic components. But as we have seen in many different industries, electronic components are at the top of the list of products affected by supply chain issues. As manufacturers look for alternative supply sources, interest has grown in the advantages of Swiss screw machine technology as a solution. Here are some examples why:

Turnaround times – Product development and innovations in the electronics industry move at lightning speed. The exceptional speed and accuracy of Swiss screw machines can significantly reduce turnaround times on prototypes and production runs of components to help companies keep pace and improve competitiveness.

Superior precision – Smaller and smaller products require component precision unheard of just a couple of decades ago. Swiss screw technology can meet the most exacting tolerances on complex, small components. That’s because Swiss screw machines better support the stock material during production, so the part moves while the tooling is stationary. That means less risk of the support material moving resulting in high precision accuracy.

Material flexibility – From implantable biomedical devices to satellites, the wide variety of products requiring smaller electronic components also means demand for a wide variety of metals and materials. Many components contain metals of gold, chromium, palladium, silver, copper, and high-tech alloys. Swiss screw machining offers the flexibility to meet the requirements of a variety of these materials.

Continuing growth in the electronics field also increases the demand for a high degree of engineering experience and expertise from component suppliers including technical support, quality control, and compliance to OEM requirements. Sheldon Precision is here to help.

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 

Rapid response

Continued growth of CNC machining aligns with ongoing evolution of modern manufacturing

CNC – computer numerical control – machining has been a mainstay of modern manufacturing and production for decades. More recently, CNC technologies – including Swiss screw machines – have seen an even greater increase in popularity as manufacturers strive to compete in fast-paced, complex markets. From supply chain problems to increasingly smaller and intricate components, several factors have fueled the continued growth of CNC machining.  Some of these factors include:

Fast prototyping – The speed at which manufacturers bring new products to market is faster than ever as they keep pace with consumer demand and work to stay ahead of competitors. CNC machining delivers the high speed and high precision required for rapid prototypes, especially for highly complex parts. Technology such as Swiss screw machines also enable fast turnaround times from prototype to full production.

Superior efficiency – Manufacturers constantly look for ways to improve efficiencies without sacrificing quality. CNC machining rises to the occasion. For example, Swiss screw machines can combine multiple steps including drills, lathes, and milling tools, into one process, steps that otherwise would have to be machined separately.

High precision CNC machines such as Swiss screw technology can meet the most challenging tolerance requirements due to its exceptional stability in the manufacturing process. Swiss 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.

Demand for CNC manufacturing will certainly continue to grow, driven by evolving product designs, shorter lead time requirements and increasing cost pressures in today’s manufacturing environment. Sheldon Precision can help.

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

Customer Driven

A commitment to exceed customer expectations – the difference at Sheldon

Sheldon Precision operates one of the most advanced Swiss screw machine shops in the industry. But all the high technology in the world won’t deliver a competitive advantage without the customer service to back it up. That is the difference at Sheldon.

Our clients include leading companies in aerospace, automotive, medical, electronics, and a wide range of other industries. They count on us for the precision that Swiss screw technology delivers, as well the customer service to keep pace with ever-changing requirements. Sheldon’s foundation of superior customer service is built on:

Experience – We have manufactured precision components since 1969, and many of our talented team members have been with us for 20, 30, and even 40 years. Every employee understands our commitment to exceed customer expectations in quality, delivery, and especially service.

Quality – As an ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 registered company, Sheldon’s advanced quality system is an integral part of our customer service equation. We know we must get it right the first time, every time, and continuous quality improvement programs are the key to doing precisely that.

Knowledge – From experience comes knowledge. Our engineers, technicians, machine operators, and service staff have a depth of knowledge that is unequalled in the world of Swiss screw machining. That means we know how to work with you to ensure your needs are met as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. That includes fast turnaround on accurate quotes.

Commitment – Every employee shares the same commitment to customer service. Because we know that is what gives Sheldon Precision a competitive edge, and that is what gives our customers every reason to keep counting on us, project after project.

As an independent manufacturer with a talented and experienced staff, we stand ready to provide the Swiss screw machined parts you need, backed by the superior customer service you demand.

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