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24 May: What is Medical Device Manufacturing?

The global market for medical devices is expected to reach $543.9B in revenue by 2020. With the move toward minimally invasive surgery and micro-machined parts, medical device manufacturing is expected to experience growth for years to come. The medical technology industry invests heavily in research and development to keep up with the innovation and constant pressure for improvement. About Medical Device Manufacturing Medical devices are essential in countries with aging populations like the United States and Japan. In addition to demographics,…

passivation tanks used to protect against corrosion

16 Apr: Passivation Protects Against Corrosion

Corrosion The word corrode comes from the Latin “corrodo which means ‘I gnaw (to pieces)’, from cor- (‘completely’) + rodo (‘I gnaw’). According to the Google dictionary, corrode means to “destroy or damage slowly by chemical action”. Certainly, no one wants to see that happen to an important metal component part of a critical device, machine, or structure. It’s why passivation is important. According to ASM International, the “corrosion of steel reinforcing bar (rebar) in concrete can proceed out of…

manufacturing industry mid year check-in

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…

a close-up view of the Willemin interior

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…

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…

Chicago skyline

10 Oct: Proud History of Manufacturing Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is home to deep-dish pizza, Oprah, Second City Comedy, the Chicago Bears, and Swiss Precision Machining. Our Machining team has proudly called Chicago our home for more than 30 years. When we opened our doors in 1979, SPM joined the thousands of industrial manufacturers who helped make Chicago the manufacturing hub of the United States for the better part of a century. The legacy of Chicago manufacturing continues to push our team of machinists to machine, engineer, and…

Self driving cars

14 Sep: Driving Innovation – Driving Automation Technology and SPM

In 1962, America met The Jetsons. This family of futuristic travelers stole the hearts of millions, over 40 years ago. Most people wouldn’t have dreamed that the lives of George, Judy, Jane, and Elroy weren’t as far away as they seemed. While we aren’t jet setting through space yet, car technology is evolving at the speed of light with the recent launch of several self-driving vehicles, and SPM is keeping a close eye on this impressive new industry. Over the…

ISO 13485 Certification Machining

07 Aug: Certified Medical Machining by SPM

At SPM, our team prides themselves on machining the best CNC Swiss Precision machined part possible for every client, on every job. To ensure we’re delivering the best machining services the industry can offer, we regularly pursue certifications and examinations of those services. Our Chicago based machine shop has two important ISO certifications, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. An ISO certification is provided by the International Organization for Standardization which is an international, non-governmental group which sets standards of service…

archery and sporting goods parts

20 Apr: Machining Parts for Archery Equipment

Historians tell us that the first bow and arrow dates as far back as 2340 B.C. For over 10,000 years, archery was a vital military and hunting skill that many used to survive across the world. Today, archery has become almost an art form. Hunters continue to use a bow and arrow to conquer their next target, while every four years, Olympic archery teams aim at far-off marks, hoping to take home the gold. No matter the goal, the environment…

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 parts and components that are used in the robotic surgery process. What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic surgery is minimally invasive. This means that many surgical…