3 Ways CNC and Swiss Screw Machining Will Shape The Future

CNC or computer numeric control machining continues to grow with the rise of new technologies across many industries. More specifically, Swiss screw machining is a cost-effective solution for future company demands and capabilities.

Alternative energy

CNC machined parts accompany systems that harness alternative sources of energy. For example, Swiss screw machining is featured in solar panel systems that generate electricity and heat water for residential and commercial properties. As the country continues to shift to renewable energy sources, the demand for CNC machined parts that help technology function will also increase.

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High-Volume processes

Building millions of smartphones and military equipment require reliable and accurate parts to get the job done. CNC machined parts are also called upon in these circumstances. Projects that exceed 5 million parts are manufactured efficiently and accurately, trimming costs and time for companies. Our economy relies on innovation and scale, and that is something that CNC machining can offer without the steep price tag. Swiss screw machining will also provide the comfort of precise work throughout the process.

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Diversity in materials

Take a look around at the materials surrounding us today. Endless electronics, including the smartphone, tablet or desktop you’re reading this post on, contain many CNC machined parts For the electronics we use daily, many require minute parts that can perform multiple tasks. Less is more is true in regard to the number of pieces, but misses the mark when it comes to the materials used. CNC machined parts can be manufactured with a wide variety of materials without compromising the quality and strength of parts. Ultimately, more industries will turn to CNC machined parts as they move towards an ever-evolving future.

4 Reasons Companies Use Precision Swiss Screw Machined Parts

While there are endless reasons why companies across varying industries rely on precision Swiss screw machined parts to build things we use each day to make our lives easier, there are four we want to highlight as key components that have given manufacturing Swiss Screw machined parts the strong reputation it has today.


Parts for medical, industrial,  aerospace and military applications leave very little room for error, and the importance of every part working consistently is crucial for completing a life-saving medical procedure or implementing a counter-measure 30,000 ft in the air moving at Mach 2. Swiss screw machined parts are reliable in any situation and perform at the highest standards.

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The window for parts to operate continues to shrink as technological advancements push industries to produce smaller and more powerful components. At Sheldon Precision, we combine the accuracy of our CNC Swiss screw machines with our highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce to produce precision parts from .015″ to 1.125″ in diameter, with the ability to hold tolerances of ± .0002″. Each part is made to the exact specifications to ensure the end-product surpasses expectations.

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Swiss Screw parts can be manufactured for orders that exceed 5 million parts, making mass-scale production efficiency and accountable to companies looking for large quantities of Swiss screw parts for devices. Escomatic, Tornos, Star CNC, Milling & Secondary Equipment, Advanced Inspection Systems can produce parts for many different industries.


Quality is a top priority during the Swiss Screw manufacturing process, and it is supported by our TS 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 registrations.  The quality of Swiss Screw machined parts is managed  with a combination of laser inspection, automated gauging, and automated sorting and inspection systems.

Manufacturing Precise Parts through CNC Machining

CNC machining is a manufacturing process that features computer-directed machines to complete machining tasks while working with a wide range of materials. Similarly, manufacturing precision parts also means working with different materials, and different materials have different characteristics – this is when CNC machining comes into play.

For example ‘precious metals’ such as gold, silver and platinum tend to be “softer” or malleable metals, that require minute adjustments to create accurate precision parts. Comparatively, “harder” metals such as brass and copper, primarily used for conducting electricity, receive a different treatment to manufacture the precision parts. This is why CNC machining is so important in the Swiss Screw machining industry.

CNC MachiningManufacturing parts as small as a ridge on the edge of a U.S. dime requires a number of high quality components on our side. Sheldon Precision relies on CNC machining because it is more precise, and since it is implemented through a numerical code on a computer, the job will be completed to specification consistency throughout the manufacturing process and without “fatigue”, an issue that may arise in manual machining. Additionally, direction, location, and pace are monitored throughout the CNC machining process, and with knowledgable, experienced associates, we excel and Swiss precision CNC machining.

Supplying customers with the best precision machined parts is accomplished through the combination of CNC machining and cam driven Swiss Screw machines at Sheldon Precision. This is evident with the renewal of our ISO 14001 certification. A ISO 14001 certification displays a company’s responsible environmental management that promotes a cost-effective and efficient way of utilizing  tools. Furthermore, Sheldon Precision’s certification is a promise to provide the best service to our customers and a commitment to the environment – we are accountable for our environmental impact and comply with regulations and laws.

Surrounded by Swiss Screw Machining Parts in Smartphones, Tablets and other High Tech Devices

We are surrounded by machines, their sole purpose: make our lives easier.

From the phones we us to stay connected to the vehicles we drive, there is a long list of devices we use daily that feature Swiss Screw machined parts. While attention to detail serves a critical role, ultra precise Swiss screw parts address the current shift in technology which focuses on more powerful and compact devices.

The volume of these required parts can reach millions (last quarter Apple sold 45 million iPhones), and with Swiss CNC machines, efficient, high-quality products can be manufactured to meet large demands. Swiss Screw Swiss CNC machines machining shops like Sheldon Precision, can meet the demands and quality needed for technologically advanced compact devices.

While Swiss Screw Machining originated in Switzerland in the late 1800’s for the manufacturing of precision parts for the Swiss watch industry, it has evolved into a precision machining technology that produces critical parts and components for many industries and applications that we rely on each day.

Manufacturing a wide range of parts, regardless of industry, ushers in Sheldon Precision’s ability and experience to manufacture components from a wide range of materials to produce parts for the machines that ultimately make our lives easier.

Swiss Screw Machining Parts in the Electronic Industry

Many of the devices we use today are manufactured with intentions of making our lives easier. Devices included are electronic, telecommunications, and wireless products – and require precise components as parts continue to shrink over time.

As society’s electronic capabilities expand and technological advancements push on, the demand for manufacturing swiss screw parts that have intricate roles with in the functionality of these devices will also increase.

Fitting more technology in less space presents the electronic industry with new challenges that can be solved through swiss screw machining parts. Electronic components include connectors, test tubes, and screws that become systems in circuit boards, among other components. Swiss screw machines meet the demand for tighter tolerances and precise measurements needed to manufacture the parts.

Companies looking to improve part quality, reduce production costs and time, utilize swiss screw machining to manufacture parts needed in the electronic’s industry. By the same token, swiss screw machines maneuver manufacturing materials and tools simultaneously, delivering high-quality parts in a fraction of the time through a hydrodynamic bar feeding system.

Swiss screw machining electronic parts also save money by reducing scrap metal, which are critical when manufacturing precious metals such as gold, silver or platinum. High precision throughout the tooling process minimizes the amount of material remaining after completion.

The next time you pick up the phone or use a computer, remember the device is comprised of parts manufactured by swiss screw machines.

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Prototyping With CNC Swiss Screw Machines

Originally developed in Switzerland to manufacture watch parts, Swiss screw machines have taken great leaps in production, quality and efficiency.

For example, prototypes for clients are manufactured with integrity during the prototype process that can reach a demand of 10,000 prototype pieces.

Designing high quality prototypes through CNC Swiss Screw machines can cut time during the development process without sacrificing quality.

Using CNC Swiss Screw machines, prototypes are developed quickly, ultimately improving manufacturing process for clients and minimizing costs for all parties involved. Manufacturing precise prototypes for new products are important because of the high volumes requested for swiss screw parts.

In addition to prototypes, sophisticated parts that require a high level of accuracy are manufactured in various quantities rely on CNC Swiss Screw machining.  Employees use laser inspection, automated gauging and inspection systems to ensure workloads meet our highest standards.

As mentioned before, CNC Swiss machine’s accuracy and efficiency throughout the machining process is evident in the final product. Our expertise and stringent quality inspection standards ensure the highest quality components can be produced using aluminum, titanium, steel, stainless steel, brass, and copper.

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Swiss Screw Machining in the Medical Industry

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Medical Industry

In the medical industry doctors must complete surgeries and diagnose patients with unparalleled precision – and with the recent technological advances in the medical field, doctors now possess powerful machines which help treat, cure and save lives.

Some of the most complex, yet important, machinery being used today is medically focused. Machining devices for the medical field require the highest quality in order to treat and save lives.

As with the medical industry, swiss screw machining requires detail and effort that is achieved by professionals who are experienced and knowledgable in the field.

Important machines such as the pacemaker, hearing aids and implants, must be manufactured to exact specifications to ensure the safety for the operators using the medical equipment, and the individuals who rely on the medical equipment.

Minute components have large roles in the overall effectiveness of the medical equipment and device. At Sheldon Precision our knowledgeable workforce produces precision parts from .015″ to 1.125″ in diameter, with the ability to hold tolerances of ± .0002″.

Swiss screw machining continues to grow in importance for the medical industry as patients need custom parts that can only be manufactured through swiss screw machining. With the capacity to manufacture components at this scale, our swiss screw machines enable medical devices to work properly, ultimately saving lives.

Our ability to manufacture precision parts to precise specification, coupled with superior quality control has set Sheldon Precision apart from competition within the medical industry.

Swiss Screw Machining: Controls and Valves Industry

Valve components possess the power to redirect and high amounts of pressure. Valves are a vital component in many machines used today and we have the skill to manufacture valve component parts such as probes, flanges and enclosures.

Sheldon Precision has the experience and expertise to manufacture a wide range of complex components required for the controls and valves industry.

Like our varying component production volumes, we have the capability to produce parts from 0.15” to 1.125 in diameter with the ability to hold tolerances of approximately .0002”.

In addition to our quality components, we have the ability and the experience to manufacture components from a wide range of materials. Our expertise and stringent quality inspection standards ensure the highest quality components can be produced using steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and titanium.

At Sheldon Precision, Swiss screw machining equips us with the power to manufacture volumes that reach 10 million parts, without compromising the quality and integrity of control and valve components.

From minute to large, complex assemblies, our skilled engineers and machinists have the ability and equipment to manufacture precisely what you need with the highest quality standards.

Sheldon Precision: Automotive Industry Certified

The TS 16949 certification is the global quality management standard for the automotive industry and Sheldon Precision operates one of the few TS 16949 certified Swiss screw machine shops in the world.

As an automotive-specific certification, Sheldon Precision has met, and exceeded the quality management service requirements for the design and production of automotive products.

In carrying the TS 16949 certification, eight quality management principles are implemented at Sheldon Precision. Those eight principles are:

Customer Focus


Involvement of people

Process approach

System approach to management

Continual improvement

Fact based decision-making

Mutually beneficial supplier relationships

  • Business partners recognize the quality of service provided as Sheldon Precision maintains the certification annually. Top tier supplies look to TS 16949 certified suppliers, like Sheldon Precision, to complete jobs ranging from 10 to 10 million parts.

To ensure the quality of the TS 1649 certification, The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) must audit the certified company over the three-year period of the certification. after it expires, recertification is required to maintain the integrity of the global certification.

At Sheldon Precision, the TS 16949 certification is one of many examples why we continue to exceed quality and production across the automotive industry.Swiss Screw Machining

The Power of Swiss Screw Machining

Swiss Screw Machines are automatic turning machines which design and produce turn parts frequently used in the medical, IT, consumer electronic, and military and defense industries.

There are two types of Swiss screw machines, CNC and automatic. While both possess the power to produce turned parts at a high rate, CNC machines offer a more detailed approach, and ultimately more precise turned parts.

Swiss screw machining, more specifically, CNC Swiss screw machines used at Sheldon Precision, require a great deal of direction due to the precise nature of the machine. Working alongside on a rotary slide, CNC Swiss screw machines produce precise and quality work, regardless of the volume.

Even with the additional direction required to manage the CNC machine, Swiss screw machining has the capability to feature additional sets of tools. The additional sets of tools allow the machine to perform a number of operations in a shorter amount of time without compromising the quality of work.

At Sheldon Precision, we combine the accuracy of our CNC Swiss screw machines with our highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce to produce precision parts from .015″ to 1.125″ in diameter, with the ability to hold tolerances of ± .0002″.

However large the order or small the part, Sheldon Precision has what it takes to deliver precisely what you need.