High volume machining of complex precision parts poses many challenges. Standard CNC lathe and milling operations can result in high cycle times and labor costs and may not meet precision tolerances. Use of newer Swiss style machines allows operators to process all sides of the part in one operation, significantly lowering costs. These Swiss style machines are very compact compared to standard lathes; less time wasted going from tool to tool can also result in faster cycle times.
Finding the right partner for large or complex precision machining projects can be challenging. Many precision machining shops are either priced too high, have long lead times, only cover part of the process, or lack the capabilities to scale up for mass production.
Ultimately, you need a partner that can do it all, from initial prototype to large-scale production. This is especially important for projects that require multiple machine types or parts.