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08 Apr: Meet the Staff: Joe Haupers

The team at Swiss Precision Machining continues to move our business of more than 30 years forward and we couldn’t be prouder to call them family. In this blog series we’re highlighting our team. We invite you to get to know the people behind the products. Team Member Name: Joseph (Joe) Haupers Position: Sales Director Q: How long have you been with SPM? A: Well, I can tell you that there were cell phones around, but they weighed about 4.5…

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16 Mar: Tech of Tomorrow: Drone Delivery Services

When you think of aerospace technology you probably picture a large jet airliner or maybe your mind goes to a scene out of Top Gun. Either way, you’re not wrong but tomorrow’s aerospace technology also includes the manufacturing and use of UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or drones as they’re better known. At Swiss Precision Machining Inc.(SPM), we’ve built an entire business on the front lines of emerging technology and we’re always keeping an eye on the latest opportunities, drones are…

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20 Jan: SPM Offers CNC Swiss Laser Machining

Swiss Precision Machining Inc. is a Chicago based machining business. Since their start in 1979 SPM Swiss has always worked to maintain the highest levels of quality and stay on the forefront of technology. Likely the reason they have made such an impact on the industry and still have clients today from their start almost 40 years ago. Their machines offer a vast amount of manufacturing capabilities including milling, turning, drilling, boring, knurling, threading, and contouring, to name a few….

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10 Jan: SPM Sets Sights on the Horizon

SPM Inc. has made some big changes recently, which makes way for a lot more this year. Swiss Precision Machining has moved into a brand new facility in Wheeling, IL that is nearly triple the size of their previous building in Niles IL. This location includes seven acres and a 200+ car parking lot, giving plentiful opportunity for additional future expansion. The extra space will allow the precision machining shop to venture into industry leading manufacturing capabilities and processes. SPM…

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01 Dec: SPM Swiss at BIOMEDevice 2017

This year SPM will be attending the 10th annual BIOMEDevice event, December 7-8 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. This is Silicon Valley’s premier event for Medtech professionals, bringing all emerging trends and technology to one place, to set the tone for the biomed industry in 2017 and beyond. For those who do not know what biomed (biomedical technology) entails, very broadly it is the application of technology and engineering principles to living/biological systems (eg. the…

18 Nov: IMTS 2016 in Review: A Leader in the Making

SPM Inc. recently attended IMTS 2016 – International Manufacturing Technology Show – and was proud to present their Vice President and future successor, Cassie Haupers, as a keynote speaker with Making Chips, the popular Manufacturing podcast with hosts Jim and Jason. They spoke about Swiss machined parts, Cassie’s history with her family’s company, how she has grown up moving through the various levels and parts of the company, from working the machines to working the books, and what her plans…

29 Jul: Robotic Surgery Parts and Components

Robotic surgery has made waves and is already altering the medical landscape for the better. The robotic surgery concept is still relatively new, but the process of robots taking over the manual motions of surgery from a trained surgeon has been growing in popularity and use.  At Swiss Precision Machining we produce the high quality components that are used in the robotic surgery process. What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic surgery is minimally invasive. This means that many surgical operations that…

12 Jul: 500,000 Custom Manufacturing and Machine Jobs are Beckoning

While the recession in the United States is no longer a looming reality, its repercussions are still felt across multiple industries and sectors. But on closer inspection a fascinating conundrum comes to light. On one hand people are applying to over 200 jobs a year in an attempt to secure work, and on the other there are 500,000 vacant manufacturing positions waiting for the right candidates to fill them. This is known as the Skill Gap, where qualified workers are…

22 Apr: Earth Day 2016

Every year on April 22nd, events are held all around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  This day is officially known as Earth Day and is celebrated in over 190 countries.  The goal of Earth Day is to bring attention to harmful pollution that is hurting the environment, as well as promote steps that individuals and companies can take to cut back on the pollution they may be causing.   With the first Earth Day occurring in 1970, we…

05 Apr: Medical Device Tax Suspension

Branded a job-killer when it was introduced, the Medical Device Excise Tax was temporarily suspended starting January 1st of 2016, until the end of 2017. The tax was created to impose an excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices by the manufacturer or importer of the device.  This tax had been fought over for years, since it was implemented as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2013. Interestingly enough, the suspension of the tax…