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Swiss Automation Inc.

Midwest

'our apprentice program is
recognized as the best training
method within the industry.'
duces today feature cross-hole drilling and tapping, slot milling,
polygon milling, C-axis milling, miniature hole drilling, pickoff
with complex and extensive backworking, milling of non-conventional forms, and eccentric and off-center work.
Additionally, its capabilities allow customers to design complexity into their product features because it has the technology
to meet their specifications.
"Swiss Automation is committed to having the latest technology in Swiss-type machine tools," the company says. "We have
averaged capital equipment purchases of $2 million per year
since 1998. This investment reflects our commitment to serving
our customers with the ability to produce complex parts at high
speed and efficiently. Swiss Automation has a reputation for
high-quality machining."

'Commitment to Growth'
To ensure an ongoing dedication to quality machining, Swiss
Automation offers an apprentice program. Its CNC machinist
apprentice program, for example, starts in Swiss Automation's
inspection department and participants learn to read blueprints
and use measuring devices. After succeeding there, the apprentice goes to the shop floor for training on the equipment, learning how to load the machines, check parts, sharpen tools and
make offsets on the controls. Eventually, the apprentice learns
how to set up and program the machines. So far, Swiss
Automation has graduated more than 140 people from its
apprentice program.
"Our apprentice program is recognized as the best training
method within the industry," the company says. "New hires are
trained in all facets of inspection, tool room procedures,
machine maintenance, machine operation, tool making and
programming. Instruction is provided by our experienced
machinists as well as the equipment builders themselves."
This apprenticeship program helps Swiss Automation ensure
it has a quality workforce, but it also has an extensive quality
program to help it maintain high standards for customers. The
company explains its quality assurance department is fully
equipped with the latest technology in optical comparators, surface roughness gauges, Sunnen bore gauges and high-powered
microscopes. Swiss Automation also has hundreds of micrometers, dial micrometers, pin gauges and thread gauges, as well as a
comprehensive calibration program to keep its gauge accuracy
up to date.
"Swiss Automation's commitment to growth and technology
means our customers will continue to be served with the highest-quality components produced with the latest technology
and efficiency," the company says. mt
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