When turned components are needed, screw machining or Swiss machining are ideal processes for high volume production. Alpha Omega Swiss delivers rapid and accurate screw machine products for the diverse needs of our clients. Within our state-of-the-art facility we are equipped with advanced CNC lathes, swiss, and other equipment that aid in the timely production of turned parts.
Our screw machines are controlled by our screw machining experts with years of hands-on experience in turned parts production. Precision is a key consideration in a variety of industries such as medical, commercial, aerospace, and screw machining is often utilized to meet the precision standards required.
The modern screw machine is based on the components of a lathe yet is specifically designed for tooling smaller parts. Our screw machines are automated and controlled either manually or through the help of CNC. Though Screw machining creates highly complex parts with tight tolerances, little human interaction is needed once the machining has begun. Choosing Alpha Omega Swiss for your screw machining and Swiss machining services will ensure that your parts are formed with accuracy and productivity as top priorities.
Screw machines are automated lathes that can machine turn parts. They do this by spinning against a cutter that rotates very fast, shaving down the metal to the required size. Screw machines can either be Swiss or Turret type. They work differently, but they have almost the same output. However, Swiss type machines are better if you're after a degree of precision.
Swiss type screw machines can be further divided into two: CNC (Computer Numerical Control) and automatic. The automatic turning machine has a disc cam that rotates tools to the workpiece bay. The workpiece is held in place by a collet. It features spindle collets that are close together, preventing deflected debris from being problematic.
Conversely, the CNC Swiss machines work just like above, except a CNC unit controls the operation. Because of this, CNC type machines work faster and with greater precision than automatic type machines. The other advantage of CNC is that you can apply more tooling fixtures, which cuts the need for secondary operations.
Swiss screw machining has several applications. Basically, the technique is used to produce parts that are very small but need high levels of precision. Low variable costs and quick production times without the need for supervision have made Swiss machines popular for many industries. In addition, Swiss machines can handle common and exotic metals of different composition and strength when producing parts. This increases the scope of service to many different industries.
There are many advantages to using Swiss screw machining for your small machined parts. Some of them include:
Unlike other screw machines, Swiss type machines move both tool and material simultaneously. In addition, secondary processing capabilities ensure you don’t have to process further.
High Degree of Precision
Complex parts that need tight tolerance are best manufactured on Swiss machines. These machines can handle different grades of plastic and metal while getting the same precision and detail. This means engineers can experiment with various options for better performance.
CNC Swiss machining can handle 24/7 operation – even after operators leave for the day the machines keep running. This means that if you have a large order, you can get your parts on time and within budget.
Talk to us if you need small, turned parts, and you're not sure which production method would suit your purposes. Our team will guide you through prototyping and testing and finally, production once you reach that level.
We have a wide range of CNC Swiss screw machines 3-10 axis configurations. We have machines that can manufacture parts with diameters up to ¾”. Parts can be made from steel, plastic, copper, brass and aluminum. You can get both prototypes and production runs exceeding 100,000 components. Our Swiss machines are made such that turning, milling and back-turning can all be done on the same machine. Therefore, parts are finished without needing secondary processing.