Swiss Screw Machining
Dynamic Machining x Manufacturing
Swiss Screw Machining
As the name implies, Swiss screw machines originated in Switzerland and were used by high-end watchmakers who demanded precise, small components with a variety of critical features.
Our 20+ Swiss screw machines offer a range of capabilities and advantages. Swiss screw machines are distinguished by a sliding headstock that feeds bar stock through a guide bushing. This feature enables the precise, high-volume machining of many parts, especially those with small diameters. Swiss screw machines can handle metals of varying strengths and compositions.
High-speed turning and Extremely precise
How Small is Small
We find it works best to use an illustration to show the capabilities of our Swiss style screw machines.
Think of a ballpoint pen. If you take it apart, we can produce each of the components from any material you choose. We hold tolerances on features of each part to within +/- one ten-thousandth of an inch (.0001″). In manufacturing, we call this “surgical” precision.
The body of the pen is the size of an average part we run through our facility, whereas the roller ball is typical of a small part we produce.
Each part has multiple features and complex attributes which require high-precision machining. Sophisticated equipment and software ensure that all attributes meet the customer’s requirements.
Swiss Screw Machine Features:
- Static and rotating side – and end-mounted tools cut within millimeters of the guide bushing, effectively eliminating overhang and part deflection.
- Multiple axes and driven tools enable non-turning operations, such as milling, drilling, and deburring.
- Twin-spindle configurations facilitate the finishing of both ends of a part.
- CNC technology permits the use of standard tool geometries to produce complex and non-round shapes.
The DM² Advantage
Exceptional Precision and Quality
Machining of Difficult Materials
*We accept electronic files in all formats. Our programmers use state-of-the-art CAD/CAM systems to import customer CAD data and generate CNC machine tool programs for the manufacturing process. In addition, customer programs are kept on file to expedite future orders.
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