Elements Considered in Swiss Machine Quotes? / /
The cost of Swiss CNC machining depends on the design of the part, material selected, quantity ordered, turnaround time and labor.
Swiss machining can produce parts with tight tolerances, turned features and complex geometries. The cut length, accuracy needed, and the complexity of the design can add to the cost. The more complex the design, the higher the cost.
The type of material selected can influence the cost of Swiss CNC machining. Stainless steel, aluminum and brass are a few of the materials that are used during Swiss CNC manufacturing. Material thickness and size are also a factor.
The cost of Swiss CNC manufacturing is also affected by the volume of parts ordered. Ordering larger quantities of identical parts can help to reduce costs. As a CNC process, Swiss machining has a high rate of repeatability.
Swiss machining is an automated technology, which helps to reduce turnaround time. Swiss machines have been known to produce parts faster when compared to other processes. In addition, the parts produced have a fine finish, eliminating the need for secondary processing.
As Swiss CNC manufacturing is an automated, labor costs are reduced. Most labor charges will be for design assistance and setting up the machine. Set up for bulk orders is reduced as the cost is divided over a larger number of pieces. Some manual labor may add an additional cost if post processing is necessary.