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Swiss Machining

Are you in need of precision machining for small, complex parts with tight tolerances? Are you searching for a reliable and experienced partner who can deliver high-quality, precision parts in any quantity?

Look no further, Swiss machining is the perfect solution and we can provide you the expert services you need.

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Swiss Machining Experts

Swiss Machining – Fine Finishes and Tight Tolerances for Large and Small Production Runs

Wisconsin Metal Tech’s Swiss-type machining capabilities are among the best in the industry and enable us to consistently achieve tight tolerances and high surface finishes.

Our lathe equipment is able to hold tolerances of .0004 and surface finishes of 8RA, which is very precise and suitable for the most demanding applications. With our Swiss machines, we can perform simultaneous machining on multi-faceted parts with high precision, which is difficult to achieve with traditional machining methods.

Our Swiss machines are also ideal for machining small-diameter parts with long length-to-diameter ratios. These types of parts can be challenging to machine with traditional methods, but with our Swiss equipment, we can easily produce them with high precision and accuracy.

We are set up for both high-capacity and small-quantity production. This means that we can handle large production runs as well as small-batch orders. Our machines are designed to provide high throughput, which results in faster turnaround times and increased value for our customers. Our machines also have coolant systems that allow for faster speeds, which means that we can machine parts even faster and more efficiently.

Swiss Machining Services

Wisconsin Metal Tech’s Swiss machining capabilities allow for easy machining of small-diameter parts with long length-to-diameter ratios. Our equipment is set up for high-capacity fabrication and small-quantity production, providing flexibility for any unique project. Our machining operations also greatly diminish deflections, further improving machining accuracy.

  • Tolerances of +/- .0004”
  • Surface finishes of 8RA
  • Lead times of 2 – 4 week
  • Heat treatment
  • Electroplating
  • Passivation
  • Anodization
  • Laser Part Marking

Choosing the best Supplier for your Swiss Machining needs.

When looking for a partner in Swiss machining, it is important to consider factors such as their experience, the quality of their equipment, and their ability to meet your specific needs.

An experienced partner will have a thorough understanding of the Swiss machining process and will be able to provide you with high-quality, precision parts that meet or exceed your specifications.

They should have state-of-the-art Swiss-style lathes and other equipment that are necessary for producing high-precision parts.

Another important factor to consider is the partner’s ability to handle the volume of your order.

Whether you need a small batch of parts or a large production run, a good partner will have the capacity to handle your order and deliver it on time.

Your supplier should have a proven track record of delivering high-quality parts on schedule and within budget.

What is Swiss Machining

A highly specialized and efficient method of producing small, complex parts with tight tolerances and high precision. The process is performed on a Swiss-style lathe, a type of CNC lathe with a sliding headstock that allows for long, slender parts to be machined.

This type of machine is often used in producing parts for the medical, aerospace, and electronic industries, where precision and accuracy are critical.

The process can include a variety of operations such as turning, milling, drilling, and tapping. The process can include advanced features such as multi-axis capability and automatic bar feeders. Read our Swiss Machining FAQs guide.

History of Swiss Machining

Swiss machining has its origins in the late 19th century in Switzerland, where it was developed to produce small, precise parts for the watchmaking industry. The first Swiss-style lathe was invented by a Swiss engineer named Fritz Studer in the early 1900s. These machines were designed to produce small, complex parts with tight tolerances and high precision.

Over time, the technology has evolved to include more advanced features such as multi-axis capability and automatic bar feeders. Today, Swiss machining is widely used in the production of parts for industries such as medical, aerospace, and electronics. It has become a reliable method for producing small, complex parts with tight tolerances and high precision.

Swiss Machining Applications

The process is a widely used method for producing small, complex parts with tight tolerances and high precision, It is used in various industries such as medical, aerospace, electronics, and automotive.

Medical Industry

The process is utilized in the medical industry to produce small, precise parts such as dental implants, surgical instruments, and orthopedic devices. The high precision and tight tolerances of Swiss machining make it ideal for producing parts that need to be sterile and biocompatible.

Aerospace Industry

Swiss machining is also used in the aerospace industry to produce small, complex parts such as aircraft engine components and navigation systems. The precision and accuracy of Swiss machining make it well-suited for producing parts that need to withstand the rigors of flight and operate in extreme environments.

Electronics Industry

Commonly used in the electronics industry to produce small, complex parts such as microelectronics, connectors, and sensors. The precision and tight tolerances of Swiss machining are critical for producing parts that need to function in a highly accurate and reliable manner in electronic applications.

Telecommunications

Often used in the telecommunications industry to produce small, precise parts such as connectors, filters, and actuators. Telecommunications equipment often requires high precision and tight tolerances in order to function correctly, and an ideal method for producing these types of parts.

Automotive Industry

Used in the automotive industry to produce small, precise parts such as gears, fuel injectors, and valve lifters. The tight tolerances and high precision of Swiss machining make it ideal for producing parts that need to function in a highly reliable manner in automotive applications.

Optics and Photonics

Swiss type machining is used in the optics and photonics industry to produce small, precise parts such as lenses, prisms, and fiber optic connectors. The high precision and tight tolerances of Swiss machining make it ideal for producing parts that need to have precise optical properties and control light.