Swiss Turning Service

Prolean’s Swiss Turning services focus on manufacturing high-precision complex parts with competitive prices in quantities ranging from small batches of prototypes to full production runs.

Our Swiss machines are capable of producing extremely small parts with extreme precision. Therefore, it is the best machining approach if you need parts with a diameter of less than 1.25”.

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What is Swiss Turning?

Swiss style lathe features a movable headstock where the work- bar gets attached for the turning in a collet or chuck, depending upon the size. If the bar is very tiny, the collet can
attach it with a great degree of stability with the help of guide bushing. As a result, the bar stock is not exposed directly to the lathe bed and turning tooling, allowing the material
to be turned quickly and securely inside the machine without deflection. 
Swiss-turned Components: Swiss turn components are extremely accurate and conform to the strictest of tolerances. The swiss turning machining is capable of high volume
production. Our common un volume ranges from 10-250,00 pieces

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How to Order Parts?

Get a free quote from a real engineer; once we receive your design, our engineer will review it and send you a quote as fast as one hour.

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Upload your design or email our engineer directly and get your quotes as fast as one hour.

Start Production

Your parts will be made once your orders are confirmed. Besides, you will get real-time order updates of the production status from our order tracking system.

Receive Your Part

After all parts pass QC inspection, they will be well packed from transportation accidents. Then, your custom parts are delivered straight to your doorstep.

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Swiss Turning Materials Options

Aluminum Steel Stainless Steel Other Metals Plastics
Al6061 1018 303 Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (TC4) PVC
Al6063 1045 304 Brass C360 NYLON
Al6082 A36 316 Brass C2680 POM-M, POM-C
Al7075 D2 316L Alloy Steel 4140 PTFE
Al2024 A2 410 Alloy Steel 4340 PEEK
Al5083 20Cr 17-4PH Copper C110 HDPE

Swiss Turning Material Guide

Swiss Turning vs Conventional Turning

Swiss lathe offers distinct advantages over Conventional Turning, making it an ideal choice for intricate and precision machining. Discover the key features that set Swiss Turning apart:

Swiss Turning

Conventional Turning

  • Advanced Headstock Design: Swiss lathes feature a moving headstock, allowing precise repositioning along the z-axis during the machining process.
  • Segmented Machining Process: Swiss machining ensures high consistency and accuracy, ideal for CNC-turned parts with stringent tolerances.
  • Superior Guide Bushing Support: swiss style lathe reduces deflection and allows deeper cuts in a single pass, perfect for machining slender parts.
  • Enhanced Cycle Times: Swiss style lathe offer multi-axis capabilities (ranging from 7 to 13 axes) significantly reduce manufacturing times for complex geometries.
  • Oil-based Coolant System: Swiss turn offers better lubrication, reduces friction and heat generation, enhancing tool life and part quality.
  • Reduced Post-Processing: Produces fine and precise parts, often eliminating the need for secondary finishing processes.
  • Cost-Effectiveness for Large Runs: Ideal for high-volume production of complex parts, offering long-term economic benefits despite the higher initial cost.

Benefit of Using Swiss Turning

Swiss turning service employs swiss-type lathes for efficiently producing small, intricate parts. This technique is characterized by several significant benefits:

  1. High Precision: Enhanced precision due to reduced deflection.
  2. Part Consistency: Delivers uniform quality across large batches.
  3. Complex Part Production: Equipped for manufacturing complex parts with its multi-axis and tool capabilities.
  4. Synchronous Operations: Increases efficiency with simultaneous operations.
  5. Less Secondary Processing: Reduces the necessity for additional post-machining processes.
  6. Improved Surface Finish: Achieves better finishes at higher operational speeds.
  7. Automation: Features like automatic bar feeders and CAM programming minimize the need for manual intervention.

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Swiss Turning Finishing Options

As the machined or deburring

The machined or deburring finish is the standard finish where unwanted attach chips are removed with deburring tools, and sharp edges are chamfered to smooth the surface (3.2 μm).

Bead Blasted

Bead blasting produces a matte texture, removing all the marks of machining tools. It applies to ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, and Steel parts.


Anodizing involves adding an aluminum oxide coating to aluminum and its alloys. The layers, which come in various colors, increase strength and shield the surface from corrosion.

Powder coating

Powder coating is the electrostatically applying of dry powder to the surface. It produces a thin layer providing excellent resistance to wear, corrosion, and abrasion.


Physical rubbing of a metal surface to create a shiny surface is called a polishing surface finish. It increases the reflectivity and does not affect the dimensional stability of parts.


Brushing is achieved by applying an abrasive brush to the metal surface, which produces a unidirectional satin finish. And it is not recommended for highly corrosive materials.

Smooth machining

Smooth machining is done by controlling the machining process, such as feed rate & cutting speed. It minimizes the tool marks and risk of corrosion.


Black oxide finish reduces surface reflectivity and offers mild corrosion protection. It involves adding a thin layer of magnetite to the surface.


Electro-less Nickel Plating

A thin layer of Nickel is created on the surface from a nickel-containing solution without electrolysis. Electro-less nickel plating provides a shiny appearance, excellent hardness, abrasive, wear, and corrosion-resistance to the substrate material.


Provides excellent corrosion resistance property to the aluminum parts with greenish-gold color. It is the low-cost and quick surface finishing approach.


Electroplating increases the hardness of the steel &aluminum parts. It offers excellent corrosion, wears, and abrasion resistance.


Nickel plating

Make the parts super resistive to corrosion. It enhances mechanical strength, hardness, wear resistance, lubricity, and ductility. Nickel plating is applicable in different materials, including Steel, aluminum, copper, and brass.


Enhance the appearance and functionality of the parts. After Passivation, parts of Steel and its alloys become super resistive from corrosion.

Yellow Chromate conversion coating

A shiny appearance with goldish color provides excellent corrosion resistance. It is applied on the surface of aluminum, magnesium, and their alloys. A layer of chromate also enhances the conductivity of parts

PTFE (Teflon) Coating

The Teflon layer on the parts offers excellent corrosion resistance, water resistance, and non-stickiness with a non-reactive surface.

Fine machining

The higher-precision machines produce delicate machining surfaces by utilizing sharper tools and regulating feed rate and cutting speed. Surface roughness up to Ra 0.8 μm can be maintained with smooth machining.

Laser Cladding

Provides excellent corrosion, wear, and abrasion resistance. Laser Cladding is also effective for treating minor surface imperfections such as cavities, tiny cracks, and rust damage.


Provides a random, non-linear texture with a shiny, high gloss finish. However, it might be unable to create sharp corners and pockets


Provides a random, non-linear texture with a shiny, high gloss finish. However, it might be unable to create sharp corners and pockets

3 Ways to Ensure Perfection



For metals, the standard is ISO-2768 fH (fine)

For plastics, the standard is ISO-2768 mK (medium)

Metric threads tolerances:ISO 965-1 standard UN Threads Tolerances: ASME B1.1-2003 standard

knurling: ISO13444:2012 standard Our factory is ISO 9001:2015 certificated

Visual inspection and Protection

Constant visual inspection conditions

Quantification of cosmetic surface quality

Process requirements

Part cleaning and Protection

Quality Inspection Report

Inspection Confirmation

Dimensional confirmation

Appearance confirmation

Quality documentation

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