Frequently Asked Questions


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Swiss Components manufactures hi-quality, stainless steel barrel thread protectors for various types of firearms. Barrel thread protectors prevent damage to the threads of your gun barrel when silencers or other muzzle devices and accessories are not being used.

We are AS9100 compliant .
we expect to be certified in 2018

In firearms technology, gas-operation is a method of operation that is used in order to provide the necessary energy it takes to operate auto-loading guns. In this type of operation, a percentage of the high-pressure gas resulting from a cartridge being fired is harnessed through either the trap at the muzzle or in a port in the barrel, then redirected and used to power the mechanism that extracts the used case, and refill the chamber with a new cartridge.

Most gas-operated systems use some kind of piston head to enable the motion of the firing process, with the extraction of the empty case, ejection, cocking of the striker or hammer, re-chambering a new cartridge, and re-locking of the action.

Swiss Components manufactures many of these components for firearms, so contact us today!

Medically speaking, an endoscope is a sterile medical device used when examining the inside of a person's body, the procedure being called an endoscopy. It has a long and thin, flexible tube with a video camera and strong light at the end so that the person using it can see what is inside the body via a screen.
Those nifty devices are now available for purchase for numerous practical uses in various industries. Plumbers use endoscopes to diagnose pipework blockages. Mechanics use them for engine inspections so that they do not have to remove anything and strip the engine. They are invaluable tools to those in the construction industry, and they make troubleshooting, maintenance and duct assembly much easier for HVAC technicians. Inspectors use endoscopes to assist in inspecting walls and cavities for signs of damage such as rot, asbestos, etc. Even people in the bug and pest control industry use them to help track down termites, wasps, rats, vermin infestations, etc.
Last but not least...you guessed it, endoscopes are used in industrial machinery! They are an asset and they make locating imperfections and machine faults so much easier, which ensures our parts are top quality.

Standard lead time is usually 4 weeks, though special requests for sooner delivery can be considered.

To date, we have turned a part 24” in length. Technically, it can be up to 11 ft. though.

We generally run one shift, but if the project calls for it, we will increase production hours accordingly to accomplish our client's scheduling goals.

The tightest tolerance we can hold is +-.0001.

1 7/8, but we are expanding that size to 2 ½ by 2016.

.005-.010

1 piece

Comfortably, it is 100,000.

Yes, we are Perry Johnson Registered. ISO 9001:2008.

Part Maker

Yes, we have a complete secondary department specifically for assembling.

We use E2 Shoptech software.

We started the company only machining plastics. Later, at our customers request, we started machining metals.

Machining burr free plastic is more challenging than metal.

We use ultramodern Haas CNC equipment, run by Delcam PartMaker CAD/CAM software: World leading CAM software for Production Machining. The use of this state-of-the-art equipment in our machine shop allows us to meet our client's exact specifications with flawless precision.

A CNC machine uses codes from a computer, and then converts the code into electrical signals, using the specific software (CAM software). Those computer signals are then used to control the motors, which can turn very small amounts, enabling the machine to move in highly precise movements repeatedly.

A CNC machine is a computerized numerical control machine that uses specific software for their operations. This allows for the ability to produce highly accurate, complex parts and components, consistently, and in high volumes and at a fast rate.

Milling is the machining process of using rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece advancing (or feeding) in a direction at an angle with the axis of the tool. It covers a wide variety of different operations and machines, on scales from small individual parts to large, heavy-duty gang milling operations. It is one of the most commonly used processes in industry and machine shops today for machining parts to precise sizes and shapes.

Milling can be done with a wide range of machine tools. The original class of machine tools for milling was the milling machine (often called a mill). After the advent of computer numerical control (CNC), milling machines evolved into machining centers (milling machines with automatic tool changers, tool magazines or carousels, CNC control, coolant systems, and enclosures), generally classified as vertical machining centers (VMCs) and horizontal machining centers (HMCs). The integration of milling into turning environments and of turning into milling environments, begun with live tooling for lathes and the occasional use of mills for turning operations, led to a new class of machine tools, multitasking machines (MTMs), which are purpose-built to provide for a default machining strategy of using any combination of milling and turning within the same work envelope.