Screw Machine Parts
The term “screw machine” broadly refers to those machines that produce a high volume of turned parts via either CNC technology or cams. These parts are generally small or medium-sized and created with controlled dimensions and tolerances. Screw machine products, also known as turned parts, typically are tight tolerance parts and are found in many sensitive and critical applications, such as:
- Appliance parts
- Precision medical tools
- Automotive tool
- Electronics components
- Laboratory tools
- Military parts
The choice of whether to use a mechanical screw machine or a CNC screw machine may prove a difficult one, as both machine types have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, traditional screw machines are more expensive on the outset for smaller runs but can produce high volumes of product economically. Also, they are much faster than their CNC-operated counterparts. CNC machines are a slower but more economical for short runs and tighter tolerances can be held.
The precision and tolerances reached by screw machining are hard to match. Rarely do parts created through other metal fabrication and forming processes approach the quality of screw machine products. Screw machines are perhaps the best devices out there for turned parts formation.
Many mechanical screw machines are being replaced to some extent by CNC (turning centers) and CNC screw machines. However, they are still commonly in operation, and for high-volume production of turned components it is still often true that nothing is as cost-efficient as a mechanical screw machine.
Abbott Screw Machine Capabilities
- CNC- Swiss Tsugami- 1 1/2 diameter Their sophistication, accuracy and precision, metal-removal speed, tool-changing speed, degree of automation create consistent high precision parts.
- Davenport multi spindle-. 5 spindle, 7/8" diameter capacity
- Brown & Sharps- single spindle, 1-5/8" diameter capacity
- Acme-Gridley’s – 2 5/8 diameter capacity
- New Brittan- 1 5/8 diameter capacity
Products that Abbott-Interfast can manufacture by way of our high-quality automatic screw machining services include, but are not limited to:
- Custom and specialty fasteners
- Custom precision parts
Materials for Screw Machined Parts
- Stainless steel
- Carbon steel
- Alloy steel
- Other plastics