Swiss Lathe & CNC Machine Job Shop
Since 1983 Swiss-O-Matic has been committed to delivering the highest quality turned components. Using Swiss style automatic lathes and CNC turning lathes, we can produce complex precision components to your print specifications. Our capacity is up to 1/2″ diameter. Our specialties are contacts and stainless steel bodies including broaching and knurling. Swiss-O-Matic has its own secondary department which offers backdrilling on automatic machines and slotting machines. We are able to heat treat beryllium copper and anneal brass in-house. We also passivate stainless steel. We tailor to your needs, whether it’s prototypes or long runs. We provide quality, timeliness and are cost effect.
What is a Swiss Screw Machine Shop
A Swiss Screw Machine is an automatic lathe that has a sliding headstock and a guide bushing. The sliding headstock is the part of the machine that holds the bar stock and rotates it (usually 1000-10,000 RPM depending upon the diameter and type of material). The cutting tools which can be brazed carbide turning or cut-off tools or insert tools, move in and out of the material to create required diameters while the headstock moves the material forward to create required lengths.
What is a CNC Machine Shop
CNC machine shop equipment
Newer Swiss Screw Machines are CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled). Older machines were cam operated, so each different part required a new set of cams. With CNC machining you can sometimes switch parts with the push of a few buttons. At our Swiss screw machine shop we both traditional Swiss Screw Machines as well as Swiss-type CNC Machines.
Automatic high speed machining
An advantage of our new CNCs is that they have automatic bar loaders. When they finish a bar of material, they remove the remnant (the last 6″ of a bar) and load a new bar, even if the machine operator is away from the machine.