Get Screw Machining Services from one of the Largest Providers in the Pacific Northwest
Quality Single and Multi-Spindle Screw Machining Services
Small Parts Manufacturing maintains one of the largest Wickman screw machining departments in the Pacific Northwest. Our vast equipment inventory includes several single and multi-spindle screw machines:
- 3 Wickman 6 Spindle (5/8″ cap with Live Milling / Pick Off)
- 6 Wickman 6 Spindle (1″ cap with Live Milling / Spindle Stop Cross Drilling / Pick Off)
- 5 Wickman 6 Spindle (1 3/4″ cap with Live Milling / Pick Off)
- 1 Wickman 6 Spindle (2 5/8″ cap)
- 2 Wickman 6 Spindle (3 1/4″ cap)
- 4 Wickman 6 Spindle Chucker (6 5/8″ cap)
- 2 Wickman 8 Spindle (1 3/4″ cap Double Tool Capable)
- 2 Traub A-25 (1″ cap)
- 1 Traub (1 5/8″ cap)
- 1 BSA 48 BL (1″ cap)
- 1 BSA 138 BL (1 3/4″ cap)
Screw Machining Capabilities
Our multi-spindle screw machining equipment is capable of performing several machining processes at once, including but not limited to the following:
- Roll Threading
- Cut Threading
- Roll Stamping
- Cross Drilling
- Live Milling
While these broad capabilities allow for more efficient machining operations, screw machining generally requires a more elaborate setup. So this efficiency is more impactful for high-volume production runs.
The Benefits of Screw Machining
Small Parts Manufacturing utilizes screw machining for its many unique benefits, including:
- More design versatility: This process allows for the manufacture of very small or complicated parts or components that would be too challenging or too costly to produce through more conventional machining techniques.
- Tighter tolerances: This process offers lower deflection at the cutting surface and processes, such as shaving that allow for tighter tolerances of +/-.001” to be held on most round features.
- Production efficiency: This process requires minimal operator involvement, which allows for greater manufacturing efficiency, as operators commonly run multiple machines.
- Lower production costs: This process requires little to no secondary operations, which helps maintain lower production costs.
Typical Screw Machining Applications
Our experienced machinists use screw machining processes to serve specific industry needs, including:
- Trucking: adapters, fittings, valve components, bushings, spacers, bosses
- Medical: loading hooks, testing caps, stent components, loading rods
- Telecommunications: contacts, antenna components, connectors, brass fittings
- Hand Tools: torque wrench components, screws, nuts, handles, sockets
- Fluid Control: pump components, bosses, retainers, reducers, glands, studs
- Aerospace: Non-flight-critical components, cabin knobs, antenna mounts, connectors
- Hardware: display components, castor mounts, adjustment screws, nuts, bolts
- Off-Road: shock components, adapters, thread mounts, couplers
While alloy and carbon steel are most commonly used, some components and parts require more corrosion and wear-resistant materials, such as aluminum, brass, copper, or stainless steel. Free machining leaded grades of steel material are preferred, such as 12L14 or 41L40.