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