Screw Machining

With over 40 screw machines in operation, Screwmatics of South Carolina has the resources to provide fast and cost-effective service to a wide range of industries. We offer single and multi-spindle machines that feature attachments for secondary operations. Our knowledgeable engineers, experienced and well trained operators, and commitment to customer satisfaction means your project will be cost-effective, on-time, and accurate. Contact Screwmatics for more information about our screw machining capabilities.

Screwmatics Screw Machine Shop
Screwmatics Screw Machine
Screwmatics Screw Machine Shop
Screw Machine 1
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Screw Machine Building


Multi-Spindle Screw Machines ACME Gridley six spindle bar automatic with 2 5/8″ capacity
New Britain eight spindle bar automatic with 1 5/8″ capacity
New Britain six spindle bar automatics with 1″ to 2 1/4″ capacity
New Britain six spindle chuckers
Wickman six spindle with 2 1/4″ capacity
Oversized Davenports
Single-Spindle Screw Machines Brown & Sharpe ultra-matic screw machines

What is a Screw Machine?

Screw machines are automated lathes which can machine turned parts. The appellation “screw machine” might be slightly misleading, as they don’t actually screw anything in, nor do they necessarily thread materials, although this is one of their functions. Essentially, they machine components by spinning on a very quickly rotating lathe, which shaves metal down to a desired size.

There are two types of screw machines: Turret and Swiss. The Turret type, also called a Brown & Sharpe after its first manufacturer, mounts the workpiece on a vertical ram which works into the lathe. The Swiss type, named after its place of origin where watchmakers used it for precision components, mounts the work-piece on a rotary slide. While these two types function differently, their benefits and output are essentially the same, although the Swiss screw machine is better at more precise work.