MACHINING CAPABILITIES

Our Swiss CNC Machining Capabilities Have A Broad Range Of Milling Operations and Fast Rapids

Swiss CNC machining capabilities with increased milling operations and fast rapids are essential for precision complex parts. Unlike conventional CNC lathes in which the tools move into the bar stock, the Swiss CNC machine turns the metal at high speed into the tools with a guide bushing. The bushing controls the movement of the bar stock into the cutting tools and provides a more precise cut. This process produces part complexity, tighter tolerances, and reduces operations and production time. It is ideal for manufacturing smaller parts and quantities than other machining methods.

The Swiss CNC machine has live tooling which means the tools are not stationary. They move on slides and rotate as needed to complete a particular operation such as milling, drilling, reaming or whatever the part requires. Sometimes they can work simultaneously. The increased number of tools results in more operations, so the machine operator does not need set up the part on another machine and cycle.

Our Citizen, Evolution Series machines, offer live tooling, a full C axis on main and sub spindles for precise front and back working operations to utilize the maximum flexibility for intricate parts while eliminating costly secondary operations for increased throughput for small, mid or high production runs.

The AME Swiss Machining process is precise and quick due to our creativity to find the least amount of operations needed to reduce cycle time. Our design engineer has over 20 years experience working with Swiss CNC machining capabilities and many types of industry specific applications. Our goal is to save you time and money without sacrificing quality. View our Case Study to see how we did this for a customer in the automobile industry.

Citizen L20E

capacity through 0.812″ diameter bar stock

K16E

capacity through 0.625″

Citizen A32

capacity through 1.25″ diameter

We can maintain tolerances as tight as +/-.0001 on length and diameter and +/.0002 on roundness.

MachinesCapabilities
Citizen L20E.030" through 0.812" diameter
K16E.020" through 0.625" diameter
Citizen A32.020" through 1.25" diameter
Tolerances
+/- .0001" length
+/- .0001" diameter
+/- .0002" roundness
Processes
Hole-makingReamingTapping
DrillingMillingTurning
BoringKnurlingDeburring
FacingThreadingHobbing
Materials
BrassCopperBeCu
Phos-BronzeAluminumStainless Steels
Cold Rolled SteelNitronicIconel
HastaloyTitaniumOther exotic material upon request
Value-Added Services
Kanban DeliveryCustom PackagingAnodizing
Laser MarkingHeat-treatingPassivation
ElectropolishingPrecious Metal Plating
Quality Assurance
On-time Performance
Continuous Improvement
Employee Involvement
In-process Audits
PPAP Submissions
Inspection
Micro-Vu Video Optics (digital high resolution)Starret HB350 Comparator w/Quadra Check 2000 (measures 2D features)Mitutoyo Surface Tester SJ400
MicrometersThread Gages - Ring/PlugDeltronic Pin Gages
Bore Gages
Production Volume
Prototype
Small-Mid-High Volume
Lead Times
3-4 Weeks
Expedited Services If Requested

 Additional Information

Industry Focus
AerospaceAutomotiveElectronics
HydraulicMedicalR/F Microwave
Intended Applications
ContactsFusesContact Pins
ShaftsSealsHydraulic Hose Ends
ConnectorsFittingsFasteners
ValvesO-ringsTie Rods
BodiesSMA BodiesCable Nuts
ScrewsBootsBushings
Sleeves
Industry Standards
ISO 9001-2008 Certified
Mil-Spec
Efficiency
Lights Out Manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing
File Formats
Auto CAD (DWR, DWZ)BMPDXF
JPG or JEPGIGESGIF
Master CAM (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)PGFSTEP
TIFF

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