Swiss Turning Capabilities at Pacific Precision

We have 14 CNC Swiss Screw Machines ranging up to 1.25 inches (32 mm) in diameter, allowing us to handle any volume of machining for small and complex items.

Swiss turning, also commonly known as Swiss screw machining, differs from more traditional lathe operations. Where a standard lathe holds the workpiece at one or both ends and applies the tool to cut away material, a Swiss turning machine uses a guide bushing to guide the mounted cutting tools. The spinning workpiece emerges or recedes from the guide bushing as needed, allowing cutting tools to perform highly precise cuts with minimal force. Swiss machines can also perform multiple operations simultaneously for more cost-effective machining.

Swiss turning is an ideal process for high-volume production of extraordinarily complex small parts. The additional support provided by the guide bushing mitigates vibration that may interfere with precise cuts on standard lathes. CNC Swiss turning machines are fully automated for continuous operation and can accommodate high production volumes. 

At Pacific Precision, our Swiss machining capabilities include:

  • Repeatable tolerances within ±0.001”
  • Lights Out production
  • Low-to-high production volumes
  • Short lead times due to the ability to run unattended

Industries Served

Pacific Precision specializes in fabricating highly precise parts for industries with demanding standards. Here are some of the industries we commonly serve:

Secondary Services

We strive to provide end-to-end project support for our customers. We offer a variety of secondary services:

  • Bead blasting
  • Design support
  • Design for manufacturability
  • Deburring
  • Etching
  • Grinding
  • Heat treating
  • Plating
  • Tumbling

Our capabilities also include a variety of primary machining capabilities, including CNC 5-axis vertical milling, CNC lathing, and wire EDM.

High End Inspection Equipment

With the growing complexity of parts, intricate features, tight tolerances and G D & T requirements, Pacific Precision has obtained the appropriated inspection tools to complete your component to your specification. From daily operational tools as micrometers, depth mics. and calipers, to high end inspection equipment such as Optical comparators, Oasis dual elite video inspection system and an advanced coordinate measuring machine (CMM). We have the tools needed to get the job done right.

Reach Out to Pacific Precision, Inc.

At Pacific Precision, Inc., we operate in a spirit of continuous improvement to make sure that our customers always benefit from the latest advances in machining. We maintain a broad range of certifications for quality management and industry standards, including ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, ISO 13485:2016, FDA certification, and CDPH compliance.

To see how CNC Swiss Turning or any of our other services can benefit your project, please contact us.