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