What is Swiss type Lathe machining

Swiss Lathes (also known as swiss machines, swiss-type turning machines, and sliding headstock machines) were originally designed for “long and skinny” parts (typically 6:1 length to diameter ratio or larger). The principle behind the swiss machine is that the bar moves to the tool rather than the tool moving to the bar (in the Z direction). This vastly reduces the amount of deflection during precision swiss machining since the cutting action occurs closer to the guide bushing. E.J. Basler has the capabilities to machine various material grades including red metals, 303, 304, and 316 stainless steel, and aluminum.
Generally, Swiss Machines have one or two spindles. This allows the Swiss Machining lathes to be fast and efficient in creating custom parts – some in as little as 10-15 seconds. This makes them great for large production runs on small-diameter parts.

Why VIM for CNC Machning

With over 50 years’ experience in CNC Machining industry, we tailor made each client the most efficient, effective, value-for-money production plan. We are well-equipped to carry out various CNC machining practices, including CNC Drilling, CNC Milling, CNC Tapping, CNC Turning, Lathe, and Wire cutting EDM. Every time we receive a client request, our programming and engineering team come together to inspect the drawings, so as to design the best production plan for our clients.

Typical CNC Machining Parts That We Offer

Our CNC Machining service is a highly flexible way to create a prototype or manufacture high-volume end-used parts. Able to handle a wide range of milling materials, our CNC machining capabilities are ideal for most projects. Our CNC experts know how to cut your parts fast to reduce costs. They are also skilled in milling the complex geometry to tight tolerances that custom-designed milled parts in different materials require. We have delivered a million+ high-quality CNC parts to our worldwide customers.


Most frequent questions and answers

Do you support sample testing?

Yes, we totally support our customers getting samples prior to order production, and we offer free samples to long-term cooperation customers.

Yes, we know MOQ requirement is one of the challenges of CNC machining, however, we make it possible for small orders.

Our standard payment terms for CNC Machining & Laser Cutting 50% deposit and 50% prior to shipping Our standard payment terms for Metal Stamping-Mould-making & Sample-making 100% full payment Mass Production 50% deposit and 50% prior to shipping.

We have accounts in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, available for different currency transfer, incl USD, HKD, CNY, etc. We suggest overseas clients to do TT Telegraphic Transfer payment to Hong Kong account and mainland clients to Mainland China account.