Our Swiss-Style CNC Machining & Contract Manufacturing Services Produces Unmatched Precision
A significant drawback of standard lathes is the lack of capability to produce long, slender parts, especially if they contain complex geometries. Standard lathes operate over the entire length of the part, resulting in large deflections at the center. These shortcomings can cause uncertainty in the dimensions of manufactured parts, limiting the length-to-diameter ratio of a product.
Our CNC lathes are Swiss-style, developed for the Swiss watch industry where tolerances and pieces are incredibly small and slender, allow us to deliver incredibly precise parts. Standard lathes were incapable of such tasks, and so the Swiss-style lathe was created. These lathes operate by pushing the work piece through a guide bushing, which is in the same location as the main spindle on a standard lathe. This capability allows for these lathes to have both axial and rotational movement of the work piece.
By keeping the tooling close to the guide bushing, the deflections are kept at a minimum regardless of the part length. The Swiss style machining process allows for our customers to receive long, slender, and complex manufactured parts that are impossible to create using a standard lathe.