Capabilities

CNC SWISS MACHINING

 

“CNC Swiss Screw Machining. CNC Screw machines known in the industry as Swiss Machines are extremely reliable and accurate. Designed to be capable of turning and milling small to medium sized ultra precise parts, Swiss machines can turn small long shafts even with long holes inside making them ideal choice for machining Medical Devices such as Bone Screws, Spine Implants, Dental Implants, Cannulated Screws, etc. Swiss Screw machines are ideal for making ultra precision Aerospace industry parts such as Shafts, pins, etc made from variety of material from Carbon Steel and Aluminum Alloy to PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) and Delrin”

Swiss Screw Machining comprises a large portion of our modern machining facility at Solica . Swiss Screw Machines are Fast, Accurate and Reliable and the best repeatability is achieved by Swiss Screw machines at Solica. We achieve tolerances of +/- 0.0005 on most of the Materials.

Solica provides High Precision components manufactured from a wide variety of materials including Medical grade Titanium and Stainless Steel.

 The Materials are including but not limited to:

  • MEDICAL GRADE TITANIUM
  • MEDICAL GRADE STAINLESS STEEL
  • ALUMINUM ALLOYS
  • CARBON STEEL
  • COBALT
  • COPPER
  • Nickel
  • BRASS
  • BRONZE
  • POLYETHERETHERKETONE (PEEK)
  • DELRIN®
  • POLYETHERIMIDE(PEI)

CNC Milling / Turning

CNC Milling and Turning provide significant capabilities for medical device manufacturing. In Solica our deep knowledge and experience of vertical machining centers and multi-axis lathes applications gives us an insurmountable advantage to provide exceptional services for our clients in almost all Medical applications, from Tiny arthroscopy components to large Orthopedic, Spinal, hip/knee procedures.

4-axis and 5-axis machining brings a lot of possibilities to Medical Device Manufacturing applications. One of the best advantages of 5-Axis machining is the ability to machine complex shapes in a single set-up. This gives greater machining productivity compared to performing the job in a series of set ups, as well as significantly reducing the time and cost of preparing fixtures. Furthermore, with multiple set-ups, there is always a possibility of incorrect alignment each time the part is moved.

Another important advantage of 5-Axis machining is that it enables shorter cutting tools to be used since the head can be lowered towards the job and the cutter oriented towards the surface. As a result, higher cutting speeds can be achieved without putting excessive load on the cutter increasing tool life and reducing breakages.

5-Axis machining can also make angled hole drilling more efficient. For drilling a series of holes with different angles on a 3-Axis machine a different set-up is required for each hole. With a 5-axis machine, the head can be oriented along the correct axis for each hole automatically, allowing drilling to be done on a single set-up.