Small Wonders

Swiss Screw technology helps take smartphone and computer devices to the next level

It’s hard to imagine life without our smartphones, smart watches and other compact computer devices that we use every day.  Increasingly smaller microprocessors have transformed technology to literally put computers in our pockets, under the hood of our cars, in our televisions, and a myriad of other products. These smaller, thinner, sleeker devices require tinier, high precision components. For manufacturers tasked with producing these components, Swiss screw technology is answering the call.

A history of innovation – Swiss screw technology was originally created during the 1800s in Switzerland to produce high precision, small internal parts for the watch industry. Evolving to today’s innovative machines, the technology now keeps pace with requirements of a digital world, including more complex part geometries, miniature sizes, and exacting quality.

Strict tolerances – The physical tolerances of the components used in smaller devices are critical to their reliable performance we so often take for granted. 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 tiniest component.

Modern materials – Computer devices require a variety of metals and materials including high strength, high reliability titanium. Materials such as alloys, cobalt chromium and nickel can be difficult to machine particularly with small components. Swiss technology provides 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 us