Swiss Machining

CNC Swiss machining brings additional precision and efficiency to production operations. The principle behind the swiss machine is that the bar moves to the tool rather than the tool moving to the bar (in the Z direction). This vastly reduces the amount of deflection during precision swiss machining since the cutting action occurs closer to the guide bushing. This superior stability translates into fewer deflections and greater precision, making CNC Swiss machining ideal for complex projects with tight tolerances — especially for small or thin components.

Generally, Swiss Machines have one or two spindles. This allows the Swiss Machining lathes to be fast and efficient in creating custom parts – some in as little as 10-15 seconds. This makes them great for large production runs on small diameter parts.

Swiss Machining Is Perfect for

Parts that need to be turned, but have some milled features

Suitable for long and fine shaft parts with tight tolerances

Parts that require critical straightness and/or concentricity tolerances

High quality finishes and tight tolerances

Conserving costs for order quantities over 1,000, with costs dropping further at high volume

If you need a complex component made by a manufacturer you can trust with Kintec precision machining, the experts at Kintec Industries can do the job. Our skilled CNC machinists have years of experience providing the highest quality services to our customers while exceeding industry standards of precision part manufacturing.For instant quote please Send your files to us now, start your free project review.



Tolerance

With our lineup of Swiss, multi-axis, multi-spindle, horizontal and vertical machining centers, we operate at a very high level of productivity. These machines enable us to carry out multiple operations simultaneously and create complex parts from a single set up. Typical tolerance ranges are in the +/-.0005” (+/-.013mm) range depending on application.

Processing Materials

Common Processing Materials Common Examples
Aluminum 2011-T3, 6061-T6
Stainless Steel
303, 304, 316, 416, 430F
Brass 360, 353, Lead Free Brass
Copper C14500 (TeCu), C10200 (Oxy-Free)
Alloy Steel 4140, 8620
Carbon Steel
12L14, 1215, 1117, 1018, 1045, 1141, 1144
Plastic
Delrin, Peek

Capability

Our Swiss-Type CNC lathes are perfect for machining precision parts with complex configurations and profiles in one setup incredibly fast.The SB-20R Type G offers impressive machining versatility within a compact footprint. The SB series main spindle platen includes six turning tools, two fixed high-speed ER11 spindles for cross working plus a further three modular cross power driven stations that accept a variety of cartridge attachments.The flexibility of the SB-20R Type G is further enhanced by its ability to switch between guide bush mode (Swiss type) and non-guide bush mode.The fully independent sub-spindle with C axis control coupled with driven tool capability across all four back working stations further enhances the machining capability of the SB series.

SB-20R Type G run together with our SR-32JM which has capability of high precision complex machining, we can meet the different needs of most industries at a very high level of productivity. We are able to hold very tight tolerances using customary ground bar stock and excellent part finishes. Our typical lot size is around 3000 pieces but we are also using these machines effectively for prototyping.

WORKPIECE
SB-20R Type G
SR-32JM
DIAMETER(MAX) Diameter 20MM / 22.2MM (OPT) 32MM
LENGTH(MAX) Length 205MM / 50MM 310MM
GEOMETRY Geometry Geometry
C AXIS C Axis MAIN + SUB SPINDLE MAIN + SUB SPINDLE
NUMBER OF EQUIPMENT 25 machines 15 machines

Applications

A Swiss Turning Machine, also called a Swiss Style Lathe or "Swiss Type" machine is a type of turning machine (lathe) capable of producing high production rates in small parts (1.25” diameter and under). They are especially effective in parts that are long and thin given the unique design allowing for the tooling to perform machining operations in a very close proximity to the supporting collet/guide bushing. Coupled with other unique attachments such as thread whirling many highly accurate, mass produced small parts can be produced easily.Swiss machining can be used for a wide variety of applications, including:


Benefits of CNC Swiss Machining

CNC Swiss machining allows for the lathe to move a component along several different axes, giving the part a precise cut with the tightest tolerances. Much like with 5-axis machining, Swiss machining lathes can rotate a component along 5 different axes, allowing for the most accurate cut for each component.