Swiss Machining

Equipped to Meet Your Swiss Machining Needs

Nolte meets your Swiss machining needs with industry-leading CNC Swiss machining equipment that produces custom precision machined components from low to high volume and complexity to your specifications. Our CNC Swiss equipment allows us to manufacturing tight tolerance components with difficult geometric designs in one operation and length to diameter ratios. Our equipment is capable of optimally machining diameters from 8 to 38mm and lengths up to 250mm.

Advantages You Enjoy with Nolte

  • Experienced Precision Machining Expertise
  • Just In Time Delivery of Parts
  • ISO 9001 Certification
  • AS9100C Certification
  • Flexible Order Volume for Changing Markets
  • Expert Design and Cost Assessment
  • Volume Material Purchasing
  • Light Assembly Services

Your Partner for Higher Efficiency and Lower Total Costs

As your components machining partner, the Nolte team does more than supply you with your parts made to specification and delivered on time. We consider those to be normal expectations of doing business. Our goal is to surpass expectations by helping you discover better, more cost-efficient ways to manufacture your parts. Meeting your current and future needs through flexibility and responsiveness is another commitment we make to you. You can count on our team as an extension of your our team, ready, capable, and dedicated to your success.

Dependable Quality and Consistency

Use of the industry’s leading CAD/CAM software allows us to verify machining processes prior to launch on the production floor. Our Swiss Machining equipment delivers rapid, consistent and programmable control, for a design that is easily manufactured with the highest levels of quality and consistency.

Contact us for an appointment to begin the Nolte Precise Process and discover a total cost solution to your parts fulfillment needs.

About Swiss Machining

Swiss machining involves an automatic lathe that has a sliding headstock and a guide bushing. The sliding headstock secures the bar stock, rotates it, and moves it forward to create the required lengths, while the cutting tools move in and out of the material to create specified diameters. The headstock contains the collet, which clamps the material. The material is then fed through a guide bushing, which is usually made of carbide. The bushing is adjusted so that the material can slide through it, but tight enough to keep the material from flexing away from the cutting tool. The guide bushing allows Swiss-type screw machines to hold very tight tolerances (+/-.0001") over long lengths in relation to part diameter. For example, if you needed to turn a .100" diameter over a 3" length, a Swiss-type screw machine is the only way to do this. On a conventional lathe the material would bend away from the cutting tool.

Originally developed to produce small, complex parts for watches, Swiss machines employ a sliding headstock that feeds a rotating workpiece through a collet and bushing. Static and rotating side-and end-working tools cut the part as it is fed. The workpiece can be transferred between main and back spindles, enabling machining of both ends of a part.

As a result, the machines are able to produce small, intricate parts complete in one chucking. This addresses two hot issues in manufacturing: The need to produce parts for increasingly miniaturized devices, and the quest to reduce costs by eliminating secondary operations and minimizing part-handling time.
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Technical Specifications

Steels - Alloy, Carbon, Stainless
Non-Ferrous - Aluminum, Brass
Cast and Sintered Metals
Primary Operations
Polygon turning
Gear Hobbing
Thread Milling
Flat milling
Key-way milling
Cross Drilling
Cross Tapping
Secondary Operations
Laser Engraving
Wire EDM
Thread rolling
Special packaging
Outsourced Operations
Heat treating
Diameter Size Ranges
8 - 38 mm"
Max Lengths
CAD/CAM Software
CAD Software
CMM Software
File Types
pdf, dxf, dwg, par, sldprt, igs
Quality Certifications
ISO 9001:2008

What Our Clients Say

Parker-Hannifin testimonial"Nolte is in the top 5 of our 75 suppliers, in working with us to make the most of our lean and inventory management processes."

Karen K., Supply Chain Manager at Parker-Hannifin's Oildyne Division (Diversified Manufacturing Company), Minneapolis, MN

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Nolte Precise Manufacturing

6850 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
P 513-923-3100
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Industry Leaders

Proud member of the Precision Machined Products Association since its founding in 1933.

PMPA MembershipISO 9001:2008National Tooling and Machining Association member

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