09 Mar: Positive Signs for Manufacturing Job Growth

The manufacturing sector has been riding a rollercoaster when it comes to jobs over the last few years. During the global recession, there was a massive loss of jobs, but since recovery began, manufacturing has been seeing growth in stops and starts. In 2015, a net gain of 33,000 jobs was seen in manufacturing.  The number rose and declined throughout the year, with much of the gain occurring in the last few months.  This was accepted by most as a…

09 Feb: The Medical Industry is Growing – And Swiss Precision Machining, Inc. is Ready For It!

Unprecedented demand for medical equipment and healthcare services are forecasted for the very near future. In fact, the medical industry is booming, and is considered to be “recession-proof” because of its importance. The aging population is probably one of the most significant trends affecting the medical industry right now. Recent news reports quote U.S. Census Bureau statistics and forecasts stating that by the year 2020, the number of people between the ages of 65 and 74 will increase 74 percent….

12 Jan: New Year – New Building

Swiss Precision Machining Inc. will be moving in 2016 to a new facility in Wheeling, Illinois.  This new building contains 82,000 sq. ft. and sits on over 7 acres of land, with over 200 parking spaces on the property.  This is a large increase from the 29,000 sq. ft. building we are currently in.  The new building was previously used as a manufacturing facility, which makes the transition easier, and limits the renovations needed. The renovations that are being done…

10 Aug: The Skills Gap

The re-emergence of the manufacturing sector has, unfortunately, highlighted the fact that America has some issues to work on moving forward. The most obvious of these issues has been shown to be fitting skilled workers into the right job. Due to the spread of manufacturing, the evolution of necessary skills, and new processes, this skills gap has made it difficult for manufacturing businesses to fill all the positions they need. To address the gap, manufacturers must first realize the causes…

13 Jul: Trends in Manufacturing for 2015

At Swiss Precision Machining, we know that you shouldn’t concentrate on the past, and that you must always be looking ahead. While we have built a modern, successful manufacturing company with a reputation for quality and value, we know that this can only be maintained by keeping an eye towards the future, and by seeing trends and adapting to changes. So what changes do we have our eyes on for the upcoming year? • The Cloud – The cloud has…

01 Jun: Safety at Work Takes Center Stage in June: Swiss Precision Machining Inc. Reports

Safety at work is often viewed as a compliance practice – something businesses are forced to contend with to avoid legal hassles. But its genuine importance lies elsewhere. It is universally accepted that employees who return home to their families safe and sound end up being more productive, loyal and accountable. Yet the institutionalization of work place safety is mired in bureaucracy. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), across the globe 270 million men and women lose their lives…

01 May: Swiss Precision Machining and why STEM is Vital

What is Swiss Precision Machining? For over thirty years, Swiss Precision Machining has manufactured custom precision parts from customer blueprints for a variety of industries. SPM started as a small machine shop with only three Swiss-style cam machines and now has more than sixty different machines! As technology has changed, SPM has changed with it and grown by purchasing, devolving, and mastering advanced machines and their software. A Need The fact is this: Without an educated and skilled pool of…

13 Apr: Illinois Manufacturing

Swiss Precision Machining has been part of the Illinois manufacturing community for over 30 years, and in that time, we have seen the rise and the fall of manufacturing in the state. It might surprise you to know that Illinois is one of the most important states in the United States in regards to contributing to the nation’s manufacturing output. How important? Well, let’s take a look at 10 facts about Illinois manufacturing. As of 2011, Illinois was ranked as…

09 Mar: CNC Swiss Machining

At Swiss Precision Machining, we specialize in two methods of CNC Machining – Swiss, and Vertical Machining. Today, we’ll take a look at what Swiss machining is and how you can benefit from our usage of Swiss machining. What is CNC Swiss Machining? CNC Swiss Machining involves the use of a Swiss-style lathe. These lathes hold the bar stock in place with a collet and guide brushing. The tools are right up against the guide bushing which gives us the…

23 Feb: Swiss Precision Machining Offers 30 Years of Fabrication Experience

Precision CNC (computer numerical control) vertical machining has been helping a wide variety of industries for years. Whether for the music industry or in aerospace technology, Swiss Precision Machining has the highest quality of machining equipment available and offers machining services for a range of applications. We have multi-axis machines which offer pallet fixturing so the CNC control is able to accurately complete drilling, milling, contouring, boring, and counter-boring all within stringent tolerances. Swiss Precision has the ability to machine…