How Swiss Screw Machining has changed the medical industry

As medical devices shrink, Swiss screw technology offers big advantages

Today’s medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable units continue to get smaller and smaller as manufacturers focus on improving the patient experience. Often, these devices require very complex, small parts requiring exacting precision not attainable by traditional production methods. 

Other products such as hand-held medical devices, sensors, and pumps require superior quality and reliability. Swiss screw technology delivers the remedy and can change the way medical device manufacturers think about product design. Here are just a few advantages of Swiss Screw machining for the medical industry.

Keeping pace with innovation – Swiss screw machining offers the capabilities to produce components for the medical industry that could not be done before. The technology – that traces its roots to making small internal parts for the watch industry – now keeps pace with medical innovations including more complex part geometries, faster production requirements, and unquestionable quality. 

Flexibility and efficiency – In the rapidly changing medical environment, device manufacturers are constantly bringing products to market faster. Swiss screw machines can be used for both research and development as well as high-volume production, enabling manufacturers and their contracting partners to quickly turnaround prototypes to the production of precision components.

Medical materials – Many medical devices require high strength, high reliability materials such as titanium. Other materials such as alloy, cobalt chromium and nickel can be very difficult to machine. Swiss technology can be equipped with the right tooling, and can accommodate the feed rates and speeds, for the stability, rigidity, and precision these materials require.

An ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 registered company, Sheldon Precision pairs our people with the best technology to meet strict quality and precision standards. 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 

Skills and Technology in Sync

Sheldon Precision’s superior quality results from skilled people working with the latest Swiss screw technology

Sheldon Precision places the latest Swiss screw machining technology in the hands of experienced and skilled tradespeople to deliver super quality and precision for critical parts and components. A perfect example of such technology are the Tornos Swiss type machines our craftsmen use to meet the precise needs of clients in industries from aerospace and medical to automotive and electronics.

Based in Switzerland, Tornos has been a pioneer in Swiss-type automatic lathes for more than 100 years. Today, the company is a global leader in the manufacture of CNC sliding headstock, automatic turning machines, cam- or numerically controlled multi-spindle machines, and machining centers for complex workpieces. Tornos technology allows Sheldon Precision to offer numerous advantages for our clients. These include:

  • Tornos software makes set-up easy and efficient for even the most complex parts, saving production time
  • Repeatability and consistency in the production of end-use components as well as fast turnaround for prototypes
  • We can produce long runs of small, complex parts faster and more cost-effectively than with traditional machines.
  • Multi-spindle technology – up to six axis – offers positioning for component features such as cutting, drilling, and tapping that might otherwise have to be machined separately.
  • We can meet a wide range of material needs, as Tornos technology is 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 pairs our people with the best technology to meet strict quality and precision standards. 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

The Quality Quotient

The Quality Quotient

When Swiss screw quality goes in, customer product quality stands out.

Swiss screw machining and continuous quality measures go hand in hand as the technology delivers superior precision for critical parts and components. Industries from aerospace and medical to automotive and electronics count on Swiss screw accuracy and reliability as part of strict quality processes. Even the most challenging and complex machined parts with exacting tolerances benefit from the exceptional stability of the bar stock in the Swiss screw manufacturing process.

Quality without question.

As an ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 registered company, Sheldon Precision meets the strict quality standards of customers in every industry. On top producing components with precision Swiss screw technology, Sheldon has a rigorous quality process that involves every employee.

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

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

Perhaps the most important component of Sheldon Precision’s quality program is our people. Our associates apply their skills, experience and expertise with a fierce commitment to quality on every part, every day on the production floor.

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

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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Precision Decision

The outlook for Swiss Screw precision CNC manufacturing in the year ahead

 

For U.S. manufacturers and OEMs, the start of the New Year is – to quote Yogi Berra – déjà vu all over again.

The country is still fighting a pandemic and economic uncertainty continues to be the norm. Supply chain woes have prompted many OEMs to make some decisions on how they source the components they need. And that may actually bode well for a revival of sorts for manufacturing in the states as companies seek domestic sources for parts offering efficiency and fast turnaround. 

As 2022 begins to take shape, the timing is right to take a closer look at Swiss screw precision CNC manufacturing. Swiss screw technology offers several advantages to boost productivity, increase efficiency and reduce turnaround time for all kinds of manufactured components. Producers utilizing this technology can help OEMs –  in industries from aerospace and medical devices to defense and telecommunications – maintain a more consistent supply chain of high quality components made in the USA.

Swiss screw advantages include:

Enhanced productivity – With exceptional speed and accuracy, Swiss screw technology is a great advantage for manufacturers, offering repeatability and consistency in the production of end-use components as well as fast turnaround for prototypes. Swiss screw machines can also produce long runs of small, complex components faster and more cost-effectively than traditional machines.

Exacting tolerances – 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 even on small components. 

Complex parts – With up to 6-axis machining capabilities, Swiss screw machines can produce complex, intricate parts faster and with extraordinary precision. In the 6-axis technology, an additional rotation around the Z axis results in faster cut times. The technology offers positioning for component features such as cutting, drilling, and tapping that might otherwise have to be machined separately.

The right materials – Swiss screw machining is ideal for components made of titanium, copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and other high tech alloys.

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

Precision Recap

A summary of Swiss Screw technology to ring in a new year

Over the past several months, we have posted about the benefits of Swiss screw machining of
components for a variety of specific industries, from aerospace and automotive to telecommunications and medical devices.

In this post, we recap those benefits as a reminder that Swiss Screw technology should be on your list of resolutions for improving accuracy, efficiency and productivity in your operations. 

Precision accuracy and tolerances – Swiss screw technology can meet your most exacting tolerance requirements because of 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 on even the smallest components. Swiss style tools also use a process called guide bushing which enhances rigidity, thus producing higher tolerances.

Complex part geometries – With up to 6-axis machining capabilities, Swiss screw machines can produce complex, intricate parts faster and with extraordinary precision. In the 6-axis technology, an additional rotation around the Z axis results in faster cut times. Swiss screw machining offers positioning for component features that might otherwise have to be machined separately such as cutting, drilling, and tapping.

Material versatility – Swiss screw machining is ideal for components made of titanium, copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and other high tech alloys.

Enhanced productivity – Swiss screw machining is all about speed and accuracy. The technology is a great advantage for manufacturers in any industry, offering repeatability and consistency in the production of end-use components as well as quick turnaround for prototypes. The technology can produce long runs of small, complex components faster and more cost-effectively than traditional machines.

For more than 50 years, Sheldon Precision has been a leader in Swiss screw machine technology. As an independent manufacturer, we can produce the most challenging and complex Swiss screw machine products for your components.

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

Controls and Valves

Swiss Screw Technology delivers the high precision demanded by control and valve components

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Density. Concentration. Flow rates. Liquid levels. Those are just a few of the parameters regulated by controls and valves found in countless types of processing equipment used in industries and municipalities. Components such as positioners, actuators, valve controls, and pressure regulators must be of the highest precision to deliver reliable performance in critical operations. Components manufactured with Swiss screw technology provide an added measure of confidence throughout the control loop.

Swiss screw machines create components of unparalleled accuracy in addition to a number of other advantages for control and valve manufacturers.

Critical tolerances – Valve bodies and related control accessories must meet tight tolerances to ensure proper liquid flow. Swiss screw technology provides superior tolerances in these components through better support for all stock material during the manufacturing process. That’s because the part moves while the tooling is stationary, resulting in reduced risk of the support material moving for precision accuracy in meeting required tolerances. 

Component geometries – Hardware found in controls and valves varies as much as the types of control processes. Swiss screw machines can produce a broad range of these complex, intricate parts faster and with extraordinary precision. The key is the technology’s capabilities for up to 6-axis machining, including an additional rotation around the Z axis for faster cut times. Swiss screw machines also offer positioning for component feature contouring that might otherwise have to be machined separately.

Material versatility – Materials used in control and valve applications must stand up to a variety of liquids including harsh chemicals and other solutions. Swiss screw machining can be used to machine the materials required such as stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and a range of alloys. 

Unmatched accuracy – Swiss screw machining offers the dimensional control and other properties required by the many different kinds of automotive parts. That’s because the technology provides better support for all stock material – the part moves while the tooling is stationary. The result is reduced risk of the support material moving for precision accuracy. 

For more than 50 years, Sheldon Precision has been a leader in Swiss screw machine technology. As an independent manufacturer, we can produce the most challenging and complex Swiss screw machine components for your control and valve applications.

For more information on how we can help with your control and valve components, contact Sheldon Precision today. Contact

High Performance

Automotive industry turns to Swiss Screw Technology for precision components

In today’s automotive industry, one new vehicle can have as many as 30,000 components, from major engine parts to the smallest fasteners. Of course, these components use many different materials and many different manufacturing processes. When it comes to high precision components in a variety of metal alloys, more and more automotive manufacturers are tuning in to the high performance of Swiss screw technology.

Swiss screw machines deliver the accuracy and reliability required by automotive components, with a number of other advantages for manufacturers.

More options for part geometries – Swiss screw machines feature up to 6-axis machining capabilities, to produce even the most complex automotive parts faster and with extraordinary precision. With 6-axis technology, Swiss screw machining offers positioning for component feature contouring and other processes that might otherwise have to be machined separately, saving significant time to meet tight delivery schedules.

Material versatility – With so many parts in one vehicle, the variety of materials used by automotive manufacturers is endless. Swiss screw machining is ideal for all kinds of materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and a range of alloys. Multiple parts in different materials can be produced fast and efficiently.

Unmatched accuracy – Swiss screw machining offers the dimensional control and other properties required by the many different kinds of automotive parts. That’s because the technology provides better support for all stock material – the part moves while the tooling is stationary. The result is reduced risk of the support material moving for precision accuracy. 

For more than 50 years, Sheldon Precision has been a leader in Swiss screw machine technology. As an independent manufacturer, we can produce the most challenging and complex Swiss screw machine components for your automotive applications.

For more information on how we can help with your automotive components, contact Sheldon Precision today.  Contact Us

 

Direct Connection

Telecommunications industry calls for high precision of Swiss Screw technology to connect the world 

The telecommunications industry touches virtually every aspect of society around the globe. Cell phones. Texting. Internet. Video streaming. Teleconferencing. The high technology products that make it all possible – broadband networks, mobile communications, satellites and more – demand precision components to assure performance, reliability and accuracy. That’s where Swiss screw technology in the production of these components can play a critical role.

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In this post, we look at some of the benefits of the technology for manufacturing components used in the telecommunications industry.

Versatility – Today’s telecommunication industry utilizes everything from wire and radio, to optical and other electromagnetic systems to transmit data, audio and video. That means a wide variety of materials used to create these systems. Swiss screw machining is ideal for components made of titanium, copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and other high tech alloys.

Precision accuracy – So many components required in a telecommunications system demand the highest accuracy to perform to the highest standards. Terminals, such as input and output devices, processors and peripheral devices require exacting physical tolerances of the components. Swiss screw technology can meet such tolerance requirements because of exceptional stability in the manufacturing process. Simply put, Swiss screw machines better support the stock material during production. The part moves while the tooling is stationary. There is less risk of the support material moving resulting in high precision accuracy on even the smallest telecommunications component.

Efficiency – 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, saving time in the production schedule.

For more than 50 years, Sheldon Precision has been a leader in Swiss screw machine technology. As an independent manufacturer, we can produce the most challenging and complex Swiss screw machine products for your telecommunications components.

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

Power Source

Swiss Screw Machines produce the precision demanded by today’s electronic components

While electronic, telecommunications, and wireless products become smaller and smaller, the demand for precise components grows bigger every year. Today’s transistors, diodes, integrated circuits, resistors, capacitors and so many other devices require tolerances that were unheard of just a few years ago. That’s why more electronics manufacturers are connecting with the benefits of Swiss screw technology for the precision and flexibility they need.

Swiss screw machines provide the capability to manufacture a wide variety of electronic components to most any size and tolerance, for high and low run volume. In this post, we look at some of the benefits of the technology for electronic component manufacturing.

Smaller components with tighter tolerances – Accuracy and stability of microelectronics and miniature components is critical to product performance. Therefore, physical tolerances of the components are also critical. Swiss screw technology is able to meet tighter tolerance requirements due to better support for all stock material during the production process. The part moves while the tooling is stationary. There is less risk of the support material moving resulting in high precision accuracy on even the smallest component.

Varying parameters – Electronic products consist of numerous components, from resistors, capacitors and inductors, to transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, each with different tolerance parameters, sizes, shapes and so forth. Components require efficiency and flexibility in production to meet the different specifications in a timely manner. With up to 6-axis machining capabilities, Swiss screw machines can produce complex, intricate components faster and with outstanding precision.

Material flexibility – Copper, lithium, tin, silver, gold, nickel, and aluminum. Those are just a few of the materials used in the electronics industry. These materials have special characteristics, ranging from superior conductivity to insulating properties, necessary for use in electronic components. Swiss screw machining offers the dimensional control, surface smoothness and other properties required by the many different kinds of electronic components.

For more than 50 years, Sheldon Precision has been a leader in Swiss screw machine technology. As an independent manufacturer, we can produce the most challenging and complex Swiss screw machine products for your electronic components.

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