Machining

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Precision Medical Machining

22 Mar: Precision Medical Machining

Precision medical machining requires strict quality control, highly skilled programmers and operators, and rigorous attention to detail. Our team of expert precision machinists has decades of experience completing the most advanced, intricate and complex projects in the medical device industry. Precision Medical Machining The medical breakthroughs of our generation have happened, in part, because of the sophisticated devices that precision medical machining makes possible. We manufacturer component parts that improve people’s quality of life, allowing them to live longer, healthier,…

manufacturing industry mid year check-in

16 Aug: Manufacturing Industry Mid Year Check-In

We’re just over halfway through 2018 and we thought it’d be a great time to revisit our old post What Manufacturers Need to Know in 2018. In addition to revisiting some of those themes, we took on a few topics that have been mentioned in the news recently. Technology & Innovation: Earlier this year, we made the claim that investing in technology and innovation was key to being competitive in manufacturing and we took our own advice by investing in…

high precision cnc machine

13 Jun: What is High Precision Machining?

When customers are shopping around for machine shops to assist with their manufacturing project, they’ll often see phrases like “precision machining, “high precision,” and “ultraprecision” without much clarification on what these terms mean or what makes a machine shop qualified to handle a high precision job.    In the manufacturing industry, “high precision machining” typically refers to machining parts with tolerances in the single-digit micron range, while ultraprecision involves tolerances in the sub-micron range. Machining parts with very tight tolerances…

Shaping Quality Dentistry

20 Mar: Shaping Quality Dentistry for Over 40 Years

Mike Haupers, President of Swiss Precision Machining, has been machining dental tools since he was in the seventh grade. His father was a dental instrument maker and ran a machine shop out of their basement. There, Mike learned what it meant to make a quality dental instrument and SPM’s long history of dental tool machining began. “We were doing dental points for scalers. The material was W1 tool steel, which was readily machinable. Then, between my 8th grade and freshman year…

now featuring star cnc swiss turning

26 Feb: SPM Introduces New Machines

Swiss Precision Machining is excited to announce that we are now offering new machines, capabilities, and services. We are always striving to stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology and development. Sometimes that means we get to bring in the latest equipment. That time is now! More often than not our machine shop needs to have the capability to pivot from large quantity machining jobs to smaller orders all without sacrificing the best in machining quality or wasted production…

03 Jan: Manufacturing in 2018 – What Manufacturers Need to Know

At Swiss Precision Machining, we’ve seen the way manufacturing has shaped this country first hand. While manufacturers face unique and fast-paced challenges like never before, the team at SPM sees a bright future ahead for manufacturing in the United States. For manufacturers that want to face today’s market challenges head-on, and experience growth in 2018, here are a few things to keep an eye on in the coming year: Technology & Innovation If you want to outpace your competitors, put…

Self driving cars

14 Sep: Driving Innovation – Driving Automation Technology and SPM

In 1962, America met The Jetsons. This family of futuristic travelers stole the hearts of millions, over 40 years ago. Most people wouldn’t have dreamed that the lives of George, Judy, Jane, and Elroy weren’t as far away as they seemed. While we aren’t jet setting through space yet, car technology is evolving at the speed of light with the recent launch of several self-driving vehicles, and SPM is keeping a close eye on this impressive new industry. Over the…

ISO 13485 Certification Machining

07 Aug: Certified Medical Machining by SPM

At SPM, our team prides themselves on machining the best CNC Swiss Precision machined part possible for every client, on every job. To ensure we’re delivering the best machining services the industry can offer, we regularly pursue certifications and examinations of those services. Our Chicago based machine shop has two important ISO certifications, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. An ISO certification is provided by the International Organization for Standardization which is an international, non-governmental group which sets standards of service…

Machining Aviation Blog

26 Jun: Machining the Future of Flight

The opportunity to hop on a plane and fly around the world is almost second-nature these days. It’s easy to forget that not that long ago the Wright Brothers were on a sandy beach in North Carolina desperately trying to get their flying machine off the ground. We all know the story of the two brothers who famously never gave up on their aviation ambitions but many don’t realize that their famous documented flight was several years in the making…

SPM-ISO certification

18 May: ISO 9001 Certified Machining

When we say “Precision is the name and the heart of our company,” we mean it. At Swiss Precision Machining, our team is dedicated to ensuring the parts we machine are precisely and perfectly cut every time. Whether we’re machining dental tools, aerospace components or parts for surgical robotics, each and every part is machined to last. At SPM we’re always looking for innovative ways to improve overall part builds and quality control on our machine shop floor. That internal…