The world of machining seems to change rapidly with the introduction of new machinery. You may find it hard to know what they do with screw machining, multi-spindle and CNC swiss, and many more. Or you may know what they are but do not know the difference between them and how they differ.

Fortunately, we are here to enlighten you on Screw Machining, CNC Swiss, and Multispindle and their differences. So, continue reading.

Screw Machining

Screw machining is the method of machining a part where the piece is rotated around a fixed axis around each axis of a tool rather than moving in one single direction. The main purpose of this system is to rotate the part, allowing it to be optimized before any further machining occurs. This allows for better cutting and better results. Screw machining involves a spindle and a cutting tool, both fixed in place.

The spindle can hold and control the rotation of the part during the machining process. The cutting tool is used to cut along a particular axis. Each axis of rotation can have different tools and even different types of tools if desired. This can be done to allow for the best and most effective results.

Even the nature of each axis can have a different tool. This allows for many types of work to be completed simultaneously. As mentioned above, this system is used when the part requires rotation around each axis. This system also uses clamping fixtures, splitters, and tools. The use of a special tool acting as a guide for the cutting process is also needed for good results with this method.

Multi Spindle

A multi-spindle machine was made to address the challenge of efficiency. Using a single tool, a single screw machine can produce multiple parts. This is especially good in automotive industries, where each part has to produce different tooling.

Machines came about in the 19th century but later on revolutionized by adopting the concept of combining many spindles in the same platform. This allows work to be distributed evenly, thus lowering the time needed to produce every workpiece.

The major benefit of configuring the multi-spindle machine is reducing production time. The multi-spindle machines use multiple cutting heads, making the process much faster. The tool will enable changes in the way the workpieces are being produced. They can be altered to be completely different from one another because they have all been machined by the same spindle.

CNC Swiss

This is a modern precision machine mainly used in manufacturing to produce very small parts in a short time. The CNC Swiss machine uses a computer to control the entire process, which can be monitored on a screen using a machine operator.

Industrial fasteners connect all parts to form a machine.


Generally, the CNC machine is easier to use and set up because of the provision of a computer interface. A CNC machine is also very accurate because it uses a computer numerical control (CNC) to pre-program the exact location of where each axis has to be positioned.

On the other hand, a non-computer machining type, such as screw machining, is more popular in industries that mainly produce fast prototypes. In these industries, such as jewelry making and mass manufacturing, repeatability and reproducibility are not always required.

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