CNC Swiss Screw Machining FAQs

What is involved in CNC Swiss screw machining?
Swiss screw machining was originally developed to produce small, complex parts for watches. CNC Swiss screw 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.
What CNC Swiss screw machining operations do you perform?
  • Turning
  • Drilling
  • Boring
  • Milling
  • Threading
  • Tap
  • Reaming
Primary and Secondary Operations
  • Polygon Turning
  • Gear Hobbing
  • Thread Milling
  • Flat Milling
  • Key-way Milling
  • Cross Drilling
  • Cross Tapping
  • Broach
  • Knurling
  • Engraving
  • Burnishing
  • Laser Engraving
  • Wire EDM
  • Grinding
  • Thread Rolling
  • Assembly
  • Special Packaging
What products or processes do you produce using CNC Swiss screw machining?
Using our CNC Swiss screw machines, we are able to produce small, intricate parts complete in one chucking.
What materials do you process using CNC Swiss screw machining?
  • Steels – Alloy, Carbon, Stainless
  • Non-Ferrous – Aluminum, Brass
  • Zinc
  • Plastics
  • Cast and Sintered Metals
  • Forgings
What CNC Swiss screw machining tolerances do you work with?
We work with tolerances of .0005"
What is the size range of your CNC Swiss screw machining capabilities?
Diameter size ranges from 8 – 38 mm, with a maximum length of 20".
Do you offer any metal treating processes for CNC Swiss screw machined parts?
We can take care of heat treating, anodizing, plating, painting, and welding services.
Are you able to mark CNC Swiss screw machined parts?
We do offer laser engraving and dot peen part marking services.