CNC Swiss Machining

Swiss style turning machines are similar to CNC lathes or turning centers, but are faster and more accurate than traditional CNC turning centers. This is because Swiss precision machining allows milling, drilling, turning and tapping to be accomplished on each Swiss turning machine. It's capable of producing high production rates in small parts (1.25” diameter and under) or delicate components that require tight tolerances.

Swiss CNC machining enables high volume production of extremely precise turned parts. Final machine parts are extremely accurate and conform to the strictest of tolerances. The most common run volume ranges from 10-250,00 pieces.

Swiss Machining

Swiss machining is especially effective in parts that are long and thin given the unique design allowing for the tooling to perform machining operations in a very close proximity to the supporting collet/guide bushing. Coupled with other unique attachments such as thread whirling many highly accurate, mass produced small parts can be produced easily.

We provide turned parts to a wide range of customers in a range of industries like Medical Devices, Aerospace, and Automotive. Produce quantities of swiss machined parts from the thousands to millions per year.

CNC Turning VS Swiss Turning

CNC turning methods are suitable for reliably producing parts in prototype to short volume production runs, CNC Swiss turning is more accommodating of thin and long parts, while conventional CNC turning is better for thick and short parts.

CNC Turning VS Swiss Turning
Conventional CNC Turning examples of parts including fluid controls, automotive ,castings
anything with a diameter larger than 1.5
better suited for short, large-diameter parts and larger parts with difficult materials
Swiss Type Turning examples of parts including shafts, watch parts, long medical devices and implant
a variety of connecting components for aerospace and electronics
great ideal for long parts and small-diameter parts under 1.25
produce complex precision parts with tight tolerances easily
great for the small runs from 1,000 pieces to high-volume production

Where is Swiss Machining Used?

CNC Swiss-style machining has the capability to machine longer, slender, and more complex parts with incredible accuracy, efficiency, and throughput. Parts produced by this type of machining are found in medical devices, optical equipment, firing pins, shafts,  connecting components for electronic devices and aerospace parts, and much more.

The technology is used widely in the medical industry where highly exacted standards are necessary for components such as surgical screws and tools.

But other industries besides the surgical tools and devices used in the medical field benefit from parts and components produced by Swiss machining like aerospace, computers and IT, electronics, energy and fuel systems, precision timing, and defense systems all rely on the advantages that this technique offers. Implants, shafts, contact pins, housings,inserts, and sockets are all commonly created via this type of machining

Capabilities (Mid to High Volume)

We are a veteran company with  advanced Swiss lathe machines that can eliminate secondary operations on complex parts. Our seasoned experts and technicians can give you the most cost-effective solutions. At Expedite, we push our team of machining experts to deliver the highest-quality machined parts based on the industry standards and customer requirements. We provide our customer base with excellent quality, product delivered on time and at a competitive price. Our team of precision machining experts has produced countless numbers of  swiss turned parts for clients all over the world.

Tolerances of +/-.0001” (0.00254mm)
Parts as small as .005” (0.127mm) (diameter and length)
Turned finishes to 8 microinches
Polished/lapped finishes to 4 microinches
RF Connector Industry expertise
Tight tolerance machining (aerospace)
ISO 9001:2015 certified and AS 9100D

About Materials

We run all grades of material such as, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper and plastics like Delrin and PVC materials.  We utilize cutting edge technology like LFV low frequency vibration which provides  more efficient improved tool life and a cleaner chip removal machining process.

Common Materials

Stainless Steel

303, 304, 416, Heat Treat SS, 17-4), 430F

Carbon Steel

12L14, 1018, 1144, 1215, 1141


2011-T3, 6061-T6


353,360,Lead Free Brass


C14500 (TeCu), C10200 (Oxy-Free)


Delrin, Peek


Pipe, Tubing, solid bars, hex bars, run special extrusions

Industries Served

Expedite offers a variety of industry-leading quality assurance measures in order to promise the absolute best results for each of the products we produce no matter the size of your project. Our swiss machining parts have served for various fields such as :

power transmission ● Medical/ dental/ surgical tools or devices
Robotic mechanisms ● Aerospace /defence
Fuel systems ● Pneumatics / hydraulics
Optical measurement components ● Electrical /electronics

Benefits of Swiss Machining

The piece is held steady in the position near the operation point and not affected by the force of tools, the precision can be maintained in tight tolerance.

Often a single heavy cut can remove all the necessary material while avoiding deflection.

Small parts with complex profiles and configurations can be manufactured, including thin walls, deep cuts, and more intricate features.

Because the Swiss machine can perform multiple operations at once, the production speed is much higher than common lathes.

Secondary operations can be eliminated since the Swiss can mill, drill, ream, saw, and do many other operations. a shorter cycle of the production run.

Surface finish can be excellent eliminating the need for grinding.

Why Expedited

Quality & Precision

We offers various tolerance options, tight tolerances, ±0.001’’ ~ ±0.0002’’ different according to your drawing. ISO 9001 certified.Advanced inspection equipment In-house, surfometer testing and visual quality standards.

Wide Range of Materials

An extensive range of manufacturing materials over 50+ metal and plastic to suit specific machining and industry requirements. CNC Machining offers a wide variety of certified materials.

Best Manufacturning Solution

We’ll analyze your parts for manufacturability, giving you full visibility into cost drivers and potential manufacturing risks. We offer the best solution for your products. Contact us for help with your requirements

Competitive Prices & Fast Deliver

Factory Direct Price, typically 20-40% less for large batch parts compared to other suppliers. Parts as fast as 3 Days.1to 10000+ parts, fast turn-around.

20+ Years Experiences

Highly skilled and rich experience machinists can produce almost all type parts that meet your expectations. Reliable and flexible production and management capabilities, relying on our State-Of-the-Art CNC equipment, can quickly supply and reduce costs.

A Full Suite of Finishing Services

One-stop machine shop cover all finish services you need. From bead blasting to polishing, anodizing to plating, laser etching and to painting, we offer every surface treatment you need to make a great finished part.

Try Expedited Out Now Produce Your Parts Easy Way

we‘ll analyze your parts for manufacturability, giving you full visibility into cost drivers and potential manufacturing risks. We offer the best solution for your products. Contact us for help with your requirements. We combine the latest CNC milling and turning processes with proprietary technology to deliver high quality, on-demand parts, and help companies accelerate new product introduction,de-risk their supply chains, and get products to market faster.