High volume machining uses the unique capabilities of semi-automated manufacturing equipment to produce large quantities of parts and components. Depending on the part design, a single machine can produce thousands of parts every day.
Spex has a screw machine shop that focuses more on large quantities of parts, ranging from a few thousand to millions.
High volume machining is used for industries that require a large quantity of identical parts. This is common in the automotive, electrical, defense, and energy industries. Swiss screw machines are the most common equipment type because they’re designed to manufacture high-precision parts quickly and efficiently.
Larger order quantities help lower manufacturing and shipping costs, giving the end customer a lower price.
Spex has offered precision machining services for over 75 years. Our machine shop has a wide variety of manufacturing equipment and capabilities to manufacture large quantities of precision parts.
We offer a wide range of high volume machining services, and use:
Spex also offers secondary machining services such as: plating, heat treatment, engraving, precision grinding, and inventory management.
High volume machining requires different types of machines. The equipment used varies depending on the material and style of the part, the measurements and tolerance requirements, and the quantity of parts needed.
Swiss screw machines (which don’t actually make screws) are the most common type of machine used. They have a broad range of machining capabilities, and can run 24/7 without much human intervention. After the part design and material is set up, the Swiss screw machine can run automatically for 12+ hours.
Multi-spindle CNC machines is a screw machine that’s also used for high volume machining. This type of machine has multiple cutting tools that can make different part features simultaneously. This makes the manufacturing process more efficient because the parts don’t need to go through a secondary machining process.
A 5-axis multi spindle machine offers three linear axes and two rotational axes that work simultaneously to make complex surface machining very efficient, ideal for high volume parts.
Most CNC machines and screw machines work with any type of material, metal alloys and hard plastics.
We primarily use metal alloys. There are 1,000s of different alloys available, and each has advantages and disadvantages.
Certain metal alloys are difficult to machine because they require more durable cutting tools, and the cutting tools need to be changed more often due to wear. That increases the cost and time required to machine large quantities of precision parts.
Other metals are easier and quicker to machine, and lend themselves better to complex designs and high volumes.
For high volume part orders, Spex commonly uses:
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Phone: (585) 467-0520
85 Excel Drive
Rochester, NY 14621