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.
For over 75 years, Spex has excelled in providing both precision and high volume machining services. Our specialized machine shop is equipped to handle the bulk manufacturing of precision parts, even in the millions.
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.
The choice of material is crucial in high volume machining to ensure optimal performance and cost-effectiveness. 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 metal alloys available, and each has advantages and disadvantages.
Certain metal alloys are difficult to machine, especially in large quantities, 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 faster to machine, making themselves ideal for more complex designs and higher volumes.
For high volume part orders, Spex commonly uses:
Following ISO 9001 standards, our production process ensures top quality in our high-volume machining efforts. Raw materials are inspected before machining. Additionally, parts are inspected by our QA team several times during the manufacturing process to maintain precision and accuracy.
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Our quality assurance team has systems in place, and decades of experience delivering the highest-quality manufactured parts. Our high-volume manufacturing equipment is also designed to machines large quantities of parts while maintaining tight tolerances. Repeatability is a top benefit of Swiss screw machines and CNC lathes.
Turnaround times vary based on the complexity and volume of your project. We pride ourselves on timely deliveries, and our team can provide a more accurate timeline once they review the project details.
If you need an updated version of your part, we can make small changes to your part design quickly. To minimize wasted materials and time, please send our team your updated part requirements as soon as possible.
There’s a detailed setup process to manufacture new parts, so our machine shop focuses on larger quantities, typically tens of thousands. The minimum order requirements vary depending on your specific part design. Our machine shop has limitless capabilities, and no maximum order limitations.
Yes. We offer rapid prototyping using either CNC machining or 3D printing– depending on your prototype requirements.
You can reach out to our team through the contact form on this page or give us a call at (585) 467-0520 during regular business hours. Provide us with the details of your project, and we’ll get back to you with a comprehensive quote.
Phone: (585) 467-0520
85 Excel Drive
Rochester, NY 14621