Manufacturing

Read news and updates about the manufacturing industry and how it is evolving and growing
SPM employee tests quality during the Design for Manufacturing process

19 Oct: How Design for Manufacturing Affects Quality Control

With every project we work on, a crucial part of SPM’s process is Design for Manufacturing, or DFM. Incorporating DFM into our workflow ensures customer satisfaction, which is at the top of our priority list. Learn more about what Design for Manufacturing stands for and how it affects quality control—another major pillar of our process. What is Design for Manufacturing? Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the process of designing a component or part to make it easy to manufacture while…

SPM Defines Medical Standards

06 Sep: SPM Defines Medical Standards

As a leader in medical and dental machining and manufacturing, our precision parts and components are expertly crafted at tight tolerances on state-of-the-art machines to ensure high-quality output every time. With passionate dedication and expertise to the high precision machining industry, Swiss Precision Machining (SPM) is defining medical standards within the industry. From the machinery we use and the parts we produce to our engineering and quality control processes, including our ISO 13485:2016 certification, learn more about how SPM is…

Willemin SPM Machine

03 Jun: Meet Jim Davis: Willemin-Macodel USA’s Applications Manager

Here at Swiss Precision Machining (SPM), we started our shop over 40 years ago with just two Swiss-style cam machines. Today, we boast over 70 Swiss-turn machines—in addition to state-of-the-art specialty machines made by another well-known supplier and innovator of precision machinery, Willemin-Macodel. From the Willemin 408MT models to our newer acquisition, the Willemin 508MT2, discover what this relationship means to both Willemin-Macodel and SPM through the eyes of Willemin-Macodel USA’s Applications Manager Jim Davis. A conversation with Jim Davis…

what is precision manufacturing

08 Oct: What Is Precision Manufacturing?

Precision manufacturing is the execution arm of precision engineering. Precision engineering focuses on the design and development of highly accurate components. Precision manufacturing takes the original intent and design and converts it into a workable component part.  High dimensional accuracy is its chief concern characterized by ever smaller parts with very high tolerances. Engineering focuses on the size and role of the component part in the device while precision manufacturing is concerned with the creation of the part as designed…

SPM manufacturing engineer

11 Sep: Meet SPM Manufacturing Engineer — Peter Raucci

Manufacturing drives the world around us. Many of the highest tech industries can legitimately say that they are moving at the speed of manufacturing. Each day in a modern manufacturing plant is supersonic, complex, and innovative. At the center of all this productive energy is the manufacturing engineer. On any given day, manufacturing engineers are expected to provide expertise in the entire production process from first quote to finished piece. In short, it’s a challenge from beginning to end —…

women in manufacturing

16 Jul: 7 Ways to Encourage the Growth of Women in Manufacturing

Was Rosie the Riveter a good role model for women in manufacturing or not? The jury may still be out on that one. On the one hand she represents strength, optimism, and opportunity. On the other, she communicates some outdated ideas of manufacturing as exhausting, dirty work. Today’s manufacturing jobs are highly skilled in clean facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. They pay well, offer opportunities for advancement, and allow people to play an important role in the success of the company.  …

SPM Manufacturing in 2020

19 Dec: Manufacturing: A Look Back and a Look Ahead to 2020

As the year comes to a close, SPM is looking back at the state of manufacturing in 2019 and looking ahead at the trends that will shape our future in 2020. Here is what we’re paying attention to. Manufacturing in 2019 Overall, executive confidence in the future dropped in 2019 compared to 2018. However, a recent study of Minnesota manufacturing companies found that financial confidence remained at record high levels in that state, with 93% of respondents confident in the…

CNC Manufacturing Aerospace

25 Jul: What Is CNC Manufacturing?

If you were asked what is the most important manufacturing process of the 21st century, what would you say? Perhaps 3D printing would come to mind or laser engraving or possibly something to do with semiconductor fabrication. But we would argue that none of these manufacturing processes has the power to change the world in as significant a way as CNC machining. In the 21st century, manufacturing with CNC machined parts is literally changing the world.    Like dust, CNC…

CNC machines in the shop

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…