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    What Industries And Applications Benefit From Parts Fabricated By A Swiss Screw Machine?

    Accuracy, quick production times, and a reduction in variable costs have made Swiss machining the process of choice for a variety of industries and their applications. Industries that require high precision metal machining include aerospace, defense, electronics, medical devices, and automotive. The following is an overview of these industries and some of their relevant applications.


    Aerospace
    Precision machined components are critical for the safe and secure operation of aerospace equipment and engines. Swiss screw machines are utilized in the fabrication of various mechanical parts for airplane and spacecraft motors, wings, and wheels, as well as in the manufacture of electrical components for cockpit controls.

    Swiss machining ensures that the products meet the aerospace industry’s rigorous demands, which include ultra-tight tolerances and exceptional finishes. Common materials typically include titanium, aluminum, and stainless steel.


    Defense
    The exceptional accuracy of Swiss machines makes them well suited for the complex geometries required for parts used in defense helicopters, tanks, missiles, ships, and aircraft, where proper end-user functionality is a must. The precision of Mil-Spec parts is easily handled on a Swiss screw machine.

    Swiss machining can be applied for a range of materials commonly used in defense manufacturing, including brass, copper, titanium, stainless steel, and even some plastics. These materials become tight tolerance parts for applications where there is no room for error.


    Electronics
    Consumer electronics products have components that require the exacting tolerances and intricate forming that Swiss machining offers. Here, precise machining is needed for components such as fine threaded screws, lens housings, mounts, and connectors.

    In addition, the sophisticated equipment used to manufacture semiconductor-based devices also benefits from Swiss machining methods for critical components used to make electronic panels, printed circuit boards, controls, and interfaces.

    As computers, phones, tablets, and other consumer electronics continue to become more compact and intricate, Swiss screw machines will continue to provide tight tolerances, precision, higher quality, and smooth finishes.


    Medical Devices
    Growing demand for more precision, tighter tolerances, and smaller components have made Swiss machining a top-of-mind process for the medical sector.

    Precision machining processes are well suited for minimally invasive catheter components such as complex hinges, pull rings, anchors, and electrodes, as well as components for a wide range of medical instruments and devices in the diagnostic, surgical, and drug delivery fields.


    Automotive
    The automotive industry uses Swiss screw capabilities to produce bushings, fuel-injection components, shafts, housings, pins, suspension components, brake system components, and timing covers. The Swiss machine operation provides automotive OEMs with reliably accurate parts.
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