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Swiss Machining

Swiss machining technology- also known as Swiss screw machining, is a highly cost-effective method for manufacturing small parts with many intricate features.

Unlike conventional lathes, Swiss-type lathes hold bar stock (to 1.25") in its guide bushing, advancing the part in the Z axis as it is machined. This reduces deflection, making Swiss machining the preferred technology for producing long, thin parts, such as industrial needles used in processing and packaging equipment and various pins used in firearms.

Multiple stationary and "live" rotary tools along both the X and Y axes may be utilized simultaneously in some cases. And, with the help of the machine's subspindle, parts can be picked off so back- working operations can be performed to produce parts complete in very few operations.

Profile's newest Swiss machining center is equipped with Y2 and B axes, creating simple, angled features to those most complex.

Length: to 24", approx.
Outer Diameter:.062-1.25" Tolerance: +/- 0.0001"
Finish: 16µ Ra
Holes from .006" dia. Side/End/Back-working, On/Off Ctr.
Complex angular features
Drill, Bore, Ream, Tap
Grooves, Slots, Tapers, Forms
Engrave, Etch, Broach, Knurl



Steels (all types)
Brass & Bronze
Hastalloy & Inconel
Buttons, Caps, & Fittings
Poppets & Pistons
Sleeves & Shafts
Industrial Needles & Nozzles
Propellars, Impellars



We're pleased to help determine the most efficient yet quality-conscience manufacturing process for your component, as when we demonstrated that a strap clamp, made from rectangular bar stock, could be Swiss precision machined in only one operation. Previously, our customer had parts produced on a CNC milling machine which required five operations!


Our strength stems from our Swiss team.  Profile's Swiss department lead has just shy of 20 years of Swiss machining experience, with nearly 25 years of combined experience among the rest of the team- within our facility alone


Contact Profile today to discover the value Swiss brings to your precision machined components!

Swiss Machining Equipment List

2 Citizen L20 Type IX with 3/4 inch diameter capacity
1 Citizen L20 Type V with 13/16 inch diameter capacity
1 Citizen L20 Type X with 13/16 inch diameter capacity
2 Citizen L25 Machines with 1 inch diameter capacity
1 Citizen A32 Machine with 1 1/4 inch diameter capacity
(1) Citizen L32XII w/ 1 1/4 dia. capacity and B-Axis

Complex, multiple features of industrial spools, sleeves, and valve stems precision machined efficiently using Swiss turning technology

Industrial nozzles having a 0.016" diameter hole. Smallest hole of this series is 0.006".

This bronze 3D printing nozzle machined and engraved on Swiss screw machine

Profile swiss precision machines custom bolts and connectors- among other components, for the robotics industry.

Swiss machined from O-1 tool steel, this 1.5" long GO/NO GO gage is used to measure primer pockets of bullet casings to determine whether they are suitable for reloading.

Spool valve manufactured from 17-4 stainless steel and having 0.2" major diameter, Swiss precision machined to +/-.001" tolerance ahead of grinding to final diameter with 0.0005" max runout.

Quality Products, On Time, as Promised

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