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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…

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11 May: The Willemin and What it Means for Medical Machining

In no other industry is precision more necessary than in medicine. In many cases, the parts manufactured by Swiss Precision Machining are used in life saving procedures. We have a long history with high precision medical parts machining. Our roots are in dental and medical and we were on the leading edge in the early 2000s, manufacturing parts for the da Vinci® Surgical System, a robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS) platform. Our history in medical machining is well documented and…

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17 Apr: Meet Jen Haupers of Swiss Precision Machining

Jen Haupers grew up with machining in her life. We sat down with her to discuss her background, SPM’s definition of quality, and how she sees technology fitting into the future of the business. As Swiss Precision Machining’s Quality Control Manager, Jen Haupers is committed to providing SPM clients with quality products. “It’s something that I’m very passionate about. I love knowing that what I’m sending to somebody is working for them. I never want to send them something they’re…

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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…

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12 Mar: Meet Joe Haupers of Swiss Precision Machining

Joe Haupers has been part of the SPM legacy since the beginning. We sat down with Joe to discuss his history with the company and discovered so much more. In the early days of SPM, Joe spent his days working in the office and his evenings working the machines. He’s held many positions within the company and currently holds the position of Sales Director. Though times and titles have changed, the core of what makes Swiss Precision Machining great hasn’t….

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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…

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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…

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20 Nov: What We’re Thankful For – Swiss Precision Machining Family

As the weather starts to cool and holiday plans are made, the Swiss Precision Machining team is reflecting on another incredible year of machining. With more than 30 years of precision Swiss Screw machining under our belts, there’s a long list of important milestones, manufacturing partners, and team members who have shaped our machining company into what it is today. Here are just a few of the things we’re thankful for this year: An Industry Leading Facility with Room to…

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03 Nov: Swiss Precision at MD&M Minneapolis 2017

The Swiss Precision Machining sales team is on the road again! We’re thrilled to be exhibiting at the 2017 Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 8-9th. MD&M is now entering its 23rd year and we’ve been partners with this industry-leading tradeshow for more than seven years. As Medtech’s largest event, MD&M brings more than nearly 6,000 industry experts into one space to share the latest innovations in medical devices and breakthroughs in medical technology. This trade…

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26 Oct: Swiss Precision Machining Careers – Q/A with Human Resources

At Swiss Precision Machining, we’ve built an incredible team of machinists, engineers, and office staff that keep our machining shop pushing forward. Many of our staff members have been with us since the early days of our founding, more than 30 years ago. Other SPM team members have taken full advantage of the ability to advance their careers and have built an incredible legacy for themselves over the years. At the head of so many of those careers is our…