Spex has used Swiss-type machines to manufacture precision parts for many decades. Our Rochester-based screw machine shop focuses on machining high volumes of precision metal parts, ranging from a few thousand to millions.
Swiss screw machining is often used to support industries that require a large quantity of small, 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 machine parts quickly and efficiently.
Swiss screw machines have a few unique benefits over other CNC machining methods.
The primary advantage of Swiss type machines is the high volume efficiency. Multiple parts are machines simultaneously, and the machine can run for long periods of time automatically. This is much more efficient compared to a CNC machine that works on one part at a time. Thousands of identical parts can be machined very quickly.
The other unique benefit of Swiss screw machines is the precision. Especially for part designs that are long and skinny. The Swiss machine holds the part with greater control, improving the tolerance levels and reducing errors.
Despite the name, Swiss screw machines aren’t commonly used to make screws. That’s what they were originally used for when they were first developed in the late 1800s.
Today, they’re used to make small cylindrical parts and components. This includes precision pins, fittings, shafts, connectors, and spacers. The capabilities and accuracy of Swiss screw machines make them ideal for industries that require the highest level of precision.
The high volume capabilities make Swiss screw machining ideal for the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries. Although, the modern screw machines we use can be used for many different parts and industries.
Spex screw machine shop uses the latest machining technology to serve our customers. We machine, package, and ship millions of precision parts to customers every year. We have multiple Swiss screw machines, multi-spindle machines, and Davenport machines that give us a limitless capacity.
Most of our Swiss style machines are running 24/7. This gives us the ability to manufacture high volume orders quickly and efficiently.
For high volume part order, Spex commonly uses Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Copper alloys. And the majority of Swiss turned parts have a diameter of 1.25″ or less.
Spex can also provide secondary operations, such as engraving, heat treating, plating, and anodizing parts.
Spex is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, and have been a trusted manufacturing partner for 75+ years. Reach out to our team to learn more about our Swiss screw machining services and get a quote for your next project.
Phone: (585) 467-0520
85 Excel Drive
Rochester, NY 14621