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18 Jan: Precision Parts for Robotic Surgery

Ask Colleen Shirey and she’ll tell you that robotic surgery is the only way to go. Robotically-assisted surgical devices are changing the experience of surgery for both doctors and patients with minimally invasive, robot assisted technology. Robotic surgical systems allow surgeons to work through a few small incisions using tiny instruments and precise motion control inside the patient’s body. When Colleen needed surgery on her mitral valve because of an infection, her doctor recommended using a robotic surgical system. Her…

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30 Nov: Customer Satisfaction is Paramount to Our Success

Meet production engineer, Brittany Johnson. Discover what drives her passion and how customer satisfaction is paramount to our success. Brittany’s passion for her work helps ensure our products are of the highest quality our customers have come to expect. Brittany shares how her interest in machining stems back to her childhood. After graduating college, she chose to continue to pursue that interest at Swiss Precision Machining. We are pleased to hear that Brittany has been able to achieve success at…

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28 Aug: If We Make a Promise, We Deliver.

We sat down with a long time employee, Jon Baker, to get his take on Swiss Precision Machining and we have to say, we appreciate his kind words. Jon speaks to our commitment to our employees and the growth of Swiss Precision Machining. We’ve been in business for nearly 40 years and to echo Jon’s words, we hope to be in business for 40 more. If you’d like to join the SPM team, visit our open job listings.

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16 Aug: Manufacturing Industry Mid Year Check-In

We’re just over halfway through 2018 and we thought it’d be a great time to revisit our old post What Manufacturers Need to Know in 2018. In addition to revisiting some of those themes, we took on a few topics that have been mentioned in the news recently. Technology & Innovation: Earlier this year, we made the claim that investing in technology and innovation was key to being competitive in manufacturing and we took our own advice by investing in…

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18 Jul: How We Partner With Clients

There are a lot of companies that claim they partner with their clients, but what does that actually mean? At SPM we aim to form a true partnership with every client we work with and it means a few different, but very specific things to us. Partnership True partnership can’t be one-sided. The components of a great partnership – communication, transparency, designing for manufacturability, timeliness, and quality are things that both SPM and SPM clients bring to the table. Communication…

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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 the medical and surgical fields. 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…

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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…