Small Diameter CNC Multi-Axis Swiss Turning

Northwest Automatics is a producer of high-quality CNC screw machined components. Our capabilities include CNC Multi-Axis lathe and multi-spindle automatic operations, small diameter CNC Multi-Axis Swiss turning and complete secondary operations support.

Screw machines are automated lathes which machine turned parts. Screw machines don’t screw anything in, nor do they thread materials, although this is one of their functions. Essentially, they machine components by spinning on a very quickly rotating lathe, which shaves metal down to a desired size.

There are two types of screw machines: Turret and Swiss The Turret type, also called a Brown & Sharpe after its first manufacturer, mounts the workpiece on a vertical ram which works into the lathe.

The Swiss type, named after its place of origin, where watchmakers used it for precision components, mounts the work-piece on a rotary slide.

While these two types function differently, their benefits and output are essentially the same, although the Swiss screw machine is better at more precise work.

You can be assured that as the industry evolves, we will continue to be ahead of the curve to meet your Small Diameter CNC multi-axis Swiss turning needs.


Northwest Automatics
25219 74th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
PH: 253-852-9006